The Eternal Flame of Hope Gets Re-Lit
Torontoist has been acquired by Daily Hive Toronto - Your City. Now. Click here to learn more.




The Eternal Flame of Hope Gets Re-Lit

The Eternal Flame of Hope on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Joel Charlebois/Torontoist.

Snuffed out and boarded up for the G20, “The Eternal Flame of Hope” outside of Metro Hall is burning once more.
The flame, which was ignited in 1996 to honour people with physical disabilities, had been “covered with plywood to protect it,” a City spokesperson told us then. Given the events of the weekend, the decision to shield an important downtown monument from damage probably was a prudent one. The decision to make the Eternal Flame of Hope uneternal was, perhaps, a bit less so.