Toronto Salutes Health-Care Workers Along Hospital Row (PHOTOS)

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Toronto’s ‘Hospital Row’ looked slightly different Sunday evening, with flashing lights, the sounds of sirens, and cheers filling the night air as a cavalcade of emergency vehicles celebrated and thanked health-care workers across the city who continue to risk their lives to keep residents safe through the coronavirus pandemic.

At 7:45 pm, dozens of police, paramedic, firefighter, and transit vehicles could be seen — and heard — parading down University Avenue for the ‘Night to Salute Hospital Across the City,’ which was organized by the Toronto Police Service.

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Dozens of health-care workers, still wearing their scrubs and masks could also be seen lined along the sidewalks to accept the salute.

Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders, Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg, and Toronto Mayor John Tory were among the City’s dignitaries participating in the salute.

On behalf of the Toronto Police, thank you for your courage, sacrifice and commitment to keeping us healthy and safe,” said police chief Mark Saunders.

In addition to the parade along University Avenue, drive-by salutes to the workers and staff members coincided at hospitals and long-term care homes across the city, as far east as Scarborough all the way west to Etobicoke.

As of Sunday, Toronto confirmed it has 3,546 COVID-19 cases, with 174 deaths.