SHINE A LIGHT FOR ONTARIO PHYSICIANS ON THIS ANNUAL DOCTORS' DAY

May 01, 2020

By Jane Brown

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It was an unusual site during the COVID-19 crisis, but much appreciated by healthcare workers on Toronto’s hospital row.

Dozens of TTC and GO buses, along with members of the TTC honour guard, paraded along University Avenue Thursday evening as part of a thank you for Toronto’s healthcare workers.

Several hospital employees, some wearing scrubs and personal protective equipment, lined the street to watch the parade.

Other healthcare workers watched the cavalcade through the windows of the hospitals.

There is an opportunity Friday evening for all of us to say thank you to Ontario’s doctors during the pandemic.

On this annual Doctors’ Day, we’re being asked to step outside at 9pm, and shine a light, simply by turning on a phone flashlight or a real flashlight for a few minutes.

Shining a light has become a universal way of expressing gratitude for those leading the way out of crises.

Doctor Sohail Gandhi is president of the Ontario Medical Association. He told Zoomer Radio’s Fight Back with guest host Jane Brown, physicians really appreciate these small gestures which mean so much. Listen to the full conversation by clicking here.

Ontarians can also participate by posting appreciation to social media, using the hashtags #DoctorsDay and #ShineALightForThem.

There’s more information on Shine A Light here.

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