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Apron tower lighting

We light up the Apron Tower to honour national holidays, seasons and major national or city events.

Throughout the year, we also have scheduled lighting to celebrate our sports teams, including Toronto FC, the Maple Leafs, the Raptors, and the Blue Jays.

2021 schedule

Lighting begins at sunset and ends at sunrise the next morning. During spring and fall bird migration periods, lighting will end at 11 pm.

Date Occasion Colour
March 15-18 Diversity Inclusion Week
April 2 World Autism Awareness Day Blue
April 18-24 National Volunteer Week Orange
June 5 World Environment Day Green
June 24 Pride Day Multicoloured
July 1 Canada Day Red 
October 10 World Mental Health Day Purple
November 11 Remembrance Day Red
December 25 Season's Greetings – to celebrate the holiday season
December 31 New Year's Eve Multicoloured
* Regularly scheduled lighting to celebrate Toronto sports team (Toronto FC, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, and the Toronto Blue Jays) 

Submit a lighting request

We receive many requests from the community. We will only consider lighting for events that are:

  • non-denominational
  • non-political
  • charitable or cause-related
  • comply with the Canadian Aviation Regulations and harassment and discrimination legislation

To submit your request, review our tower lighting policy [PDF 243 KB] and send your request to

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