On the eve of the biggest Macedonian national holiday, Independence Day (Sept. 8), Macedonia's flag was raised in Downtown Toronto in Queen's Park outside the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
The flag was raised by world-renowned artist Georgi Danevski in the presence of hundreds of Macedonians and foreign guests, friends of Macedonia and the Macedonian people in Canada. The flag-raising ceremony was organised by the Macedonian consulate general in Toronto.
Guests were welcomed by consul general Dragan Gjurcevski and the president of the oldest organisation of Macedonians in Canada - United Macedonians based in Toronto.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford as well as a number of associations and individuals congratulated the Independence Day of Macedonia.