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April 27, 2000
City of Toronto Proclaims April 28th as Day of Mourning
Mayor Mel Lastman and Toronto City Council will proclaim April 28th as the Day
of Mourning in the City of Toronto to pay respect to workers who have been
killed or injured on the job.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of a tragic accident at Hogg's Hollow in
North Toronto when five workers were trapped 35 feet below ground and died. The
tragedy led to improved worker safety and labour laws in Ontario.

To commemorate the day, the City of Toronto will install a memorial plaque at
the site of the Hogg's Hollow accident and a memorial quilt will be unveiled in
the City Hall Rotunda at 12:00 noon. Also, all flags on City of Toronto
property will be lowered to half-mast and a moment of silence will be observed
at 11:00 am to honour workers who have been killed or injured in the workplace.

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