The funeral service for Councillor and former Mayor, Rob Ford will take place on Wednesday.
A full itinerary has now been released:
- At approximately 10:00.a.m. the Ford family will be received at City Hall.
- At 11.a.m, Councillor Ford’s casket will be taken from City Hall accompanied by an Honour Guard and ceremonial bagpipes, processional elements will then be marshalled on Nathan Phillips Square.
- At approximately 11:15.a.m the funeral cortège is expected to leave City Hall and begins it’s journey to St. James Cathedral.
- Invited guests will receive their final call to enter the church at 11.30.a.m, other than those who are in the procession, some 50 to 100 members of the public will be admitted to the church based on availability, but standing room inside the cathedral will not be permitted.
- The procession is scheduled to arrive at St. James Cathedral at 11.35.a.m, with an honour guard set to escort the casket into the cathedral for the service which will start at noon.
- The cortege will then leave the church at around 1:30 p.m. for a private burial ceremony.
Funeral Procession Route:
- The route will be east on Queen to Yonge, south on Yonge to King, east on King to Church.
- The procession will be stopping in front of the Cathedral on King St, just east of Church St.
Toronto police are advising the public of the following road closures in downtown Toronto.
- King Street East (from Jarvis Street to Church Street)
- Adelaide Street East (Church Street to Jarvis Street)
- Church Street (Wellington Street East to Adelaide Street east)
Road closures will begin at 9 a.m. and are expected to last, intermittently, until approximately 3 p.m.
TTC services will also be diverted in the area.
Honourary pallbearers will be:
- Doug Ford
- Randy Ford
- Michael Ford
- Dom Sgambelluri
- Amin Massoudi
- Dan Jacobs
Other venues to partake in the service:
- Outdoors on the west lawn of St James Cathedral, there will be two large tents set up with audio and video feeds. Capacity for these tents is approximately 700 people. In order to accommodate the maximum number of people there will not be chairs present.
- Outdoors on the south lawn of St James Cathedral, overflow audio will be in place.
- City Hall Rotunda, video will be projected onto the 2nd floor ‘ring’, and televisions will also be at the sides of the rotunda. Audio will only be available in the southern area of the rotunda in order to facilitate ongoing City business.