Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Where to find Jack Layton memorials in your area this week

Want to celebrate the life of Jack Layton? Here are some of the events going on Wednesday across the country.

Vancouver: Remembering Jack Layton, an informal gathering at the Vancouver Convention Centre at 6 p.m. (PT).

Calgary: Drink Orange Crush (in remembrance of the NDP's election performance in Quebec last year) and watch a live stream of Toronto's events at Melrose Cafe and Bar, 7 p.m. (MT).

Story continues below advertisement

Toronto: The biggest celebration, with the Layton family and the Broadbent Institute as hosts and featuring performers such as Ron Sexsmith and Raffi in Nathan Phillips Square at 6 p.m. (ET).

Ottawa: Vigil at the Centennial Flame, on Parliament Hill, at 11 a.m. (ET), and a picnic in Hintonburg Park at 6 p.m.

Montreal: Commemoration at Les Bobards (one of Mr. Layton's favourite Montreal bars) at 6 p.m. (ET).

St. John's: Provincial NDP holds event at Harbourside Park at 6 p.m. (NT).

Later in the week

Edmonton: New Democratic MP Linda Duncan and musical acts at Grant Notley Park, Friday at 7 p.m. (MT)

For a complete list of Jack Layton memorials, visit

Story continues below advertisement

Report an error Editorial code of conduct Licensing Options
As of December 20, 2017, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this resolved by the end of January 2018. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to