Condolences for Constable Andrew Hong

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Toronto Police Service Constable Andrew Hong, of Traffic Services.

Constable Hong, age 48 and a 22-year veteran of the Service, is survived by his wife, two children and his parents. Chief Ramer has committed to his family the full support of the Toronto Police Service every day going forward.

This event will have a profound impact on our Service, on our city, and on all members of the policing community.

If you would like to offer condolences to Andrew’s family, friends, and colleagues, you may do so below.

Condolence Book

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Members of the public who would like to make an entry into a book of condolences, may do so at the following locations:

  • Traffic Services
    9 Hanna Avenue, Toronto
    • Thursday, September 15 to Tuesday, September 20: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
       
  • Toronto Police Service Headquarters
    40 College Street, Toronto
    • Thursday, September 15 & Friday, September 16: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 17 & Sunday, September 18: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Monday, September 19 and Tuesday, September 20: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

*Note: members of the public will need to go through a security check point to enter Headquarters and sign the book.

Media Statements

Statement from the Chief about Constable Andrew Hong

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Devastating Loss of an Officer (article)

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For Media: Funeral Planning and Registration (news release)

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Funeral and Procession Details

The Toronto Police Service (TPS) extends its gratitude for the support and condolences received from the public since the death of Constable Andrew Hong. 

The private funeral service for Constable Hong will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. at the Toronto Congress Centre (TCC), North Building, 1020 Martin Grove Road. The funeral will be attended by Constable Hong’s family, guests, members of the Toronto Police Service and representatives from other police services, emergency services personnel and officials.

Members of the public may view the funeral proceedings via the internet live stream on the Toronto Police Service’s YouTube channel or on local television stations.

The Toronto Police Service will share any updated information on the day of the funeral on its social media channels, including its main Twitter account @TorontoPolice.

PROCESSION TO THE TCC

The public is invited to observe the funeral procession as it travels from the Kane-Jerrett Funeral Home (8088 Yonge Street) to the TCC. Travel is anticipated to begin at approximately 9:25 a.m., but is subject to change. The planned travel route is:

Funeral home to the TCC:

  • Northbound Yonge Street
  • Westbound Hwy 407 ETR
  • Southbound Hwy 27
  • Eastbound Steeles Avenue
  • Southbound Martin Grove Road

The public can view the procession from the following Hwy 407 overpasses:

  • Bathurst Street
  • Dufferin Street
  • Keele Street
  • Jane Street
  • Weston Road
  • Pine valley Drive
  • Islington Avenue

ROAD CLOSURES

The Service thanks the public in advance for its cooperation and patience. The following road closures will be in effect beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21:

  • Martin Grove Road – full closure from Dixon Road to Belfield Road at 6:30 a.m.
  • Martin Grove Road – full closure from Dixon Road to Bethridge Boulevard at 7:30 a.m.
  • Belfield Road – full closure at 7:30 a.m. and limited or screened access from Hwy. 27 to Martin Grove Road and Kipling Avenue to Martin Grove Road, no one shall cross Martin Grove Road from 7:30 a.m. until the end of the ceremony
  • Hwy 409 – east and west ramps shall be closed at 6:30 a.m. to Martin Grove Road
  • Hwy 401 – westbound ramp shall be closed at 6:30 a.m. to Martin Grove Road

Traffic control measures will be in effect to facilitate traffic flow in the area.

Diversionary route maps are attached. Please check the TTC website for diversion updates: www.TTC.ca

Road closures will end once the funeral procession has cleared the roadway on Martin Grove Road, at approximately 1:00 p.m.  

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