Landmarks across Canada are lighting up for Duty Counsel Day!

From the Burrard Street Bridge in Vancouver and High Level Bridge in Edmonton to the CN Tower and the Nova Scotia Legislature, Canada will shine red on October 27.

Iconic landmarks across the country will be lit up in red on Thursday, October 27 to commemorate National Duty Counsel Day.

Initiated by Canada’s 13 legal aid associations in 2021, Duty Counsel Day is dedicated to creating awareness about the profound impact that duty counsel lawyers have on the lives of Canadians who are in contact with the justice system.

Duty counsel lawyers assist Canadians over 1.2 million times a year. From coast to coast to coast, they provide legal guidance in criminal law, family law, and immigration law. On the spot, at the courthouse or over the phone, duty counsel lawyers protect the legal rights of all Canadians – free of charge.

Why was the colour red chosen for the landmarks? Because red is Canada’s colour, and our right to legal representation is as Canadian as universal healthcare.

Participating landmarks include:

  • City of Nanaimo’s The Bastion, Nanaimo
  • Front Fountain, Ceremonial Entrance and Waterfall of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Victoria
  • Burrard Street Bridge, Vancouver
  • BC Place, Vancouver
  • Vancouver City Hall
  • Maple Ridge City Hall
  • Calgary Tower, Calgary
  • High Level Bridge, Edmonton
  • Current River Dam, Thunder Bay
  • Thunder Bay City Hall
  • Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino
  • Grand Theatre, London
  • RBC Place London
  • J. Allyn Taylor Building, London
  • London City Hall
  • Guelph City Hall
  • 3D Hamilton Sign at Hamilton City Hall
  • Schmon Tower at Brock University, St. Catharines
  • Niagara Falls, Ontario
  • Fort Erie Peace Bridge
  • Fred A. Lundy Bridge, Newmarket
  • Riverwalk Commons, Newmarket
  • Vaughan City Hall
  • CN Tower, Toronto
  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Ontario Northland Corporate Head Office, North Bay
  • Kingston City Hall
  • Spring Market Square, Kingston
  • Halifax City Hall
  • The Nova Scotia Legislature
  • Nova Scotia Province House
  • The Big Fiddle, Nova Scotia