Posted by Jennifer Boyd, Chair, District 7070 World Polio Day Committee

My Fellow Rotarians in District 7070,

World Polio Day in Toronto

The "Toronto" sign at Toronto City Hall a will be lit up red, white and yellow on October 24th from 9 pm till 9am on October 25thThe CN Tower will be lit up red, white and yellow on October 25th Best time for visual would be between 8 pm till 7 am October 26th. Mayor John Tory has Proclaimed October 24th World Polio Day in the City of Toronto. Proclamation will be posted and visible at Toronto City hall on proclamation board. As well as available through Jennifer Boyd, if you wish to post on your social media. There is even more going on in the GTA..........

Join fellow Rotarians from all over the District at Toronto City Hall at 8:30 am, October 24, World Polio Day for speeches, and the flag raising ceremony:

( photo op to follow after flag raising ceremony and we understand that Mayor Tory is scheduled to attend)

Toronto City Hall (Podium roof of Toronto City Hall), 100 Queen St West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

Listen to your Radio for World Polio Day announcements:

CHUM-FM 104.5 from 5:30 am to 9 am

John Derringer on Q107 from 5:30 am to 10 am

 And on TV watch for items on CP24 from:

Richard Perry, News Producer at Toronto's Breaking News, CP24.


Help us promote Rotary and World Polio Day by tweeting:

October 24- Toronto City Hall sign lit up red, yellow and white to celebrate #WorldPolioDay in the GTA. To learn more visit

Join us on 24 October for World Polio Day. One Day. One focus. Ending polio forever. Get involved and join the conversation. #endpolio

How close are we to ending polio forever? Find out during @Rotary &  #WorldPolioDay event:  #endpolio

Polio cases have decreased by 99.9% since 1988. Show your support for efforts to #endpolio & join us on 24 October


World Polio Day is coming up! Join us, on October 24 for a special live broadcast, from Oshawa Ontario Canada  

World Polio Day Proclamations from the City of Oshawa will be presented to the two Rotary Clubs in Oshawa on Oct 24, by Mayor Dan Carter.  And World Polio Day Proclamations from the Region of Durham, will be presented by Durham Regional Chair and fellow Rotarian, John Henry, on Oct 24 to the 10 Rotary Clubs in the Region  (Oshawa, Oshawa-Parkwood, Whitby, Whitby-Sunrise, Ajax, Pickering, Port Perry, Uxbridge, Bowmanville, and Courtice). Mayors from each of the municipalities in Durham Region have also proclaimed Oct 24 as World Polio Day and will also be presenting proclamations to the same 10 clubs , in Oshawa, on Oct 24.

We encourage everyone to join us on October 24, 2019, in person or through the livestream event,  for Rotary’s seventh annual World Polio Day event. We’ll be streaming, live, the Rotary International World Polio Day broadcast and our World Polio Day in Durham Region broadcast from the Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada, so tune in at 5:15 p.m. Eastern Time to watch a global status update on the fight to end polio and take part in the conversation. Guests will include Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners, celebrity ambassadors, polio survivors, and others. Go to and see the class page Rotary International - World Polio Day, come be part of history.

And it's not too late to start planning for World Polio Day 2019.

Here is a link to a guide to help you get started:

And you may want to contact Rotary District 7070 World Polio Day Chair Contact Jennifer Boyd at for help and to register their event. Please let Jennifer know what your club has planned for World Polio Day 2019.

Start planning now.

Thank you everyone and tell the whole world about World Polio Day.


Jennifer Boyd


District 7070 World Polio Day Committee