Thousands expected for funeral of Toronto police officer killed in Mississauga

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Published September 20, 2022 at 2:10 pm

Toronto Police Const. Andrew Hong was slain on Sept. 12, 2022 at a Mississauga coffee shop.

The funeral for Toronto Police Const. Andrew Hong, who was shot and killed in Mississauga, is tomorrow.

Hong, a father of two, was reportedly shot “execution-style” from behind just after 2 p.m. as he sat alone at a table inside the Tim Hortons near Argentia Rd. and Winston Churchill Blvd. in the Meadowvale area of Mississauga on Sept. 12.

He was a 22-year veteran of the Toronto police force, having spent the past 19 years with traffic services where he worked with a highly specialized motorcycle unit that provides security escorts for dignitaries like prime ministers and presidents.

His family remembers him as a “man of steel on the outside with a warm teddy bear personality on the inside.”

The private funeral service for Constable Hong is tomorrow, Wednesday (Sept. 21) at 12 p.m. at the Toronto Congress Centre, the Toronto Police Service said. An estimated 10,000 people are expected to gather for the funeral.

Constable Hong’s family, guests, members of the Toronto Police Service and representatives from other police services, emergency services personnel and officials will attend the funeral.

The public can watch the funeral proceedings via the internet live stream on the Toronto Police Service’s YouTube channel or on local television stations.

The public can also see the funeral procession as it travels from the Kane-Jerrett Funeral Home (8088 Yonge Street) to the Toronto Congress Centre. The procession will start at approximately 9:25 a.m., but is subject to change. The planned travel route is:

  • 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

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