TORONTO – The Government of Canada will hold a state funeral for the Right Honourable John Napier Wyndham Turner, who passed away on September 19, 2020.
A church service will be held on October 6, 2020, at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica in Toronto. The ceremony is by invitation only and will strictly follow public health COVID-19 protocols on mask wearing, sanitizing, physical distancing and congregating.
Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.
FOR MEDIA ON-SITE
To help us comply with public health and safety rules, media representatives must register in advance by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or they will be denied access to the media position outside of the Cathedral. Registration must be done by 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 4, 2020.
Physical distancing and wearing a face covering will be mandatory.
Entry will be denied to any person—including members of the media, partners and event organizers—who exhibits symptoms similar to those of COVID-19, has been in contact with someone who has received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis in the 14 days preceding the event, has been advised by the regional health authority to self-isolate, or has travelled outside Canada in the 14 days preceding the event.
EVENT: State Funeral
DATE: Tuesday, October 6, 2020
TIME: 11:00 a.m. (Media should arrive no later than 10:30 a.m.)
LOCATION: St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, 65 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario