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.

2023 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
January 25 Bell Let's Talk Day Blue
February 3 Black History Month Yellow
February 15 National Flag of Canada Day Red
March 8 International Women's Day  Purple
March 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
March 22 World Water Day  Blue 
March 31 Transgender Day of Visibility  Pink 
April 2 World Autism Awareness Day Blue
April 7  World Health Day  Green 
April 12  International Day of Pink  Pink
April 6-12 Volunteer Week Pink
April 22  Earth Day Green 
April 28  National Day of Mourning Yellow 
May 20  World Bee Day  Yellow 
June 1  Pride Month  Purple 
June 5 World Environment Day Green
June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day Orange
June 27  Canadian Multiculturalism Day  Red
July 1 Canada Day Red 
August 19  World Humanitarian Day Yellow 
September 30  National Day for Truth and Reconciliation  Orange 
October 10 World Mental Health Day Green
October 16-20  Pearson Partners Week  Purple 
November 11 Remembrance Day Red
November 19  International Men's Day Blue 
November 20  Transgender Day of Remembrance  Pink 
November 28  Giving Tuesday Purple 
December 1  World AIDS Day  Red 
December 3  International Day of Persons with Disabilities  Blue 
December 10  Human Rights Day  Blue 
December 25 Season's Greetings/Happy Holidays
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 community.engagement@gtaa.com.

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