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Public Attendance at the State Funeral for the Honourable Jack Layton

On behalf of Mr. Layton's family, for those wishing to attend the State Funeral for the Honourable Jack Layton on Saturday, August 27, limited seating will be available to the general public.

Members of the public are invited to line up on King Street West outside Roy Thomson Hall. Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, bracelets will be handed out to approximately the first 600 people in line.

Bracelet holders can then return to the same lineup area on King Street West by 12:00 noon, at which time they will receive an assigned seat ticket and will be able to proceed inside the hall.

Canadians are also invited to sign the online book of condolences at

For more information (media only), please contact:

James Maunder
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage