Our London Family

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Thursday, June 6, 2024, marks three years since the horrific and devastating act of terrorism that took the lives of four members of Our London Family. 

In commemoration of their memory, and to support the community in its journey to heal, members of the London Muslim community are hosting several events open to all members of the public.

Community Events

Please continue to check this site often for updates to the events listed below as details are being confirmed and may change.

Our London Family Vigil - Thursday, June 6 from 7:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. at South Carriage Road west of Hyde Park Road

On Thursday, June 6 from 7:45 to 9 p.m., London’s Muslim community will host the Our London Family Vigil at South Carriage Road west of Hyde Park Road. Community leaders and special guests will share words of encouragement and healing during the vigil. 

All Londoners are invited to participate. Please note this is a standing event. Attendees are welcome to bring chairs. Accessible seating is available.

The vigil will require lane reductions and partial road closures. Parking and shuttle bus service is available.

Traffic Impacts: One southbound curb lane will be closed on Hyde Park Road near South Carriage Road on Thursday, June 6 from 11 a.m. to approximately 10 p.m. to accommodate for the vigil. In addition, South Carriage Road will be fully closed from Hyde Park Road to Prince of Wales Gate from 11 a.m. to approximately 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 6. Local residents will have access to the area through Prince of Wales Gate and Gainsborough Road. We understand this may be an inconvenience and appreciate the community’s patience and cooperation.

Our London Family Vigil Traffic Impacts Map

Parking: Parking will be available at St. John French Immersion Catholic Elementary School (1212 Coronation Drive), the Real Canadian Superstore (1205 Oxford Street) and RONA north location (1335 Fanshawe Road West).

Shuttle Bus: Shuttle buses will do three pick ups at the Real Canadian Superstore and RONA parking lots between 7:30 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. and will drop passengers off on South Carriage Road, east of the intersection between Hyde Park Road and South Carriage Road. Shuttle buses will also pick up passengers east of Hyde Park Road and South Carriage Road on South Carriage Road between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and return to the same parking lots.

Be Prepared: Event organizers encourage all attendees to monitor weather conditions and come prepared – with water, sunscreen, hats or an umbrella. In the case of an extreme weather event, Oakridge Secondary School (1040 Oxford Street West) has been secured as an alternative venue for the vigil. 

Our London Family Lawn Signs

Londoners can show their support by picking up a free Our London Family lawn sign courtesy of the City of London. One free lawn sign per household is available at the following locations while supplies last:

  • London City Hall (300 Dufferin Avenue) 
  • South London Community Centre (1119 Jalna Boulevard)
  • Canada Games Aquatic Centre (1045 Wonderland Road North)
  • North London Optimist Community Centre (1345 Cheapside Street)
  • East Lions Community Centre (1731 Churchill Avenue)
  • Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre (656 Elizabeth Street)

City Facilities

From Monday, June 3 to Thursday, June 6, the Our London Family flag will be flown at City Hall, and City Hall and the J. Allyn Taylor Building will be lit up purple and green to honour Our London Family. On Thursday, June 6, the Canadian flag will fly at half mast at City Hall.

We Remember Our London Family, Together

Without the continued dedication, compassion, and commitment from many community partners and organizations, these very important events of healing and recognition would not be possible. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to helping remember and honour Our London Family, including the London Muslim MosqueThames Valley District School BoardLondon Catholic District School BoardMuslim Resource Centre for Social Service IntegrationMuslim Association of CanadaLondon Public Library , Islamic Centre of Southwest OntarioYouth Coalition Combatting IslamophobiaMuslim Wellness CentreConseil scolaire Viamonde and Hyde Park BIA

Community Resources

As a community we need to continue to learn more on how we can disrupt Islamophobia and hate in our City. There are many community organizations and resources available to Londoners who are interested in learning more about how we can be a more welcoming and inclusive City.


Last modified:Friday, May 17, 2024