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Scene: Memorial for Wheels

WHERE: Queen Street East and Degrassi Street

WHEN: Wednesday, February 22, 3:30 p.m.

WHAT: Last week came the sad news that Neil Hope, the actor who played Wheels on Degrassi, had died five years ago, his death unknown to his family and castmates until just recently. Today, at the intersection of Queen and Degrassi, a small memorial in his honour.

Hat tip to @rachelconduit.


  • Geoff

    Awesome. RIP Wheels!

  • Saytan

    I’m not a big fan of roadside memorials, but I am of Wheels. So, it’s nice to see that someone did something for him. It sounds like it would have been nice if people could have done more for Neil Hope before he died.

  • Rrce1423

    so sad…i really liked wheels…glad to hear someone went ahead to set up this lovwly memorial.

  • Einat Razin

    Hi, I’m still in shocked of the sad news of Neil Hope. When I young in the 80s Degrassi was my favorite show and Neil was my favorite actor and did a great job!, I got an approval to make a memory site from at, my thoughts are with his family and friends. Einat

    • Céline

      so am I ! It’s always sad to hear the death of someone so young… Also he touched the lives of so many young people through the character of Wheels. Obviously he was part of our lives somehow & knowing what he went through , it really saddens me.

  • Peppy

    very moving