CN Tower lights up in red for 22q

Tuesday, 22nd November 2022 5:30 pm

We are delighted to let you know that the CN Tower will be lit up in red again to raise awareness for 22q on November 22nd, 2022! To see photos of the CN Tower in red from 2021, please open this Google Photo folder.

CN Tower in Red

We chose November 22nd (“22/11”) as a play on the name of the condition, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (“22q”). The lighting of the CN Tower was part of the “Luces por el 22q/Lighting the 22q” international awareness movement that began in Spain in 2018. Buildings in Spain, Germany, Belgium, Finland and the city of Philadelphia, United States, were lit up as part of the movement on the 22nd of November in previous years. In 2021, Toronto joined this international awareness movement. We continue to be a national leader in providing care for families through clinics at the Toronto General Hospital and at SickKids Hospital, and in internationally renowned research into adult outcomes and genetics.

If you wish to photograph or gather to watch the lighting, please note that the Tower will be lit at sunset (about 4:46 PM on Tuesday evening, November 22, 2022). However, the red light will only become visible as the sky darkens, which occurs approximately 30 minutes after sunset, so by about 5:16 PM. In addition, the CN Tower presents a standard light show for 8 minutes at the top of every hour, so, at 5 PM, 6 PM, 7 PM, etc.

If you post your photos on social media, please use the hashtag #Light_the_night_for_22q.

If you would like to request other buildings to be lit up in red on November 22nd, 2022, please see our post for more information.