The Toronto Paramedic Services Staff Memorial was created to honour the memory of dedicated and devoted staff members who have passed away.
The Tree of Life was dedicated at Toronto Ambulance Headquarters on Thursday May 22, 2001. It was a cast bronze replica of a tree containing bronze leaves inscribed with the names and dates of all our employees who have passed away. These names, which include retired staff, represent those who worked for Toronto’s ambulance services that we could trace from 1832 onward.
Due to the tree filling up, a Memorial Wall with brass plates containing the names, dates and photos of our colleagues replaced the Tree of Life on November 1, 2012.
The online version contains the same information that you will find on the memorial in the lobby.
This memorial is a tribute to the men and women who dedicated their lives to an organization that is always there when the cry for help is sounded. It is located in the front lobby of Emergency Services Headquarters and visitors are welcome to view this tree and pay their respects.
The names of our fallen comrades are a testament to those who came before us and passed the torch so they will not be forgotten.
Their contribution to the public will not be forgotten.
Indicates that the former ambulance staff member was a veteran. Place the mouse over the poppy and a tooltip will indicate in which war the veteran served.
Indicates the ambulance personnel who worked for a Toronto area ambulance service but were not employed after the 1975 amalgamation. Their names do not appear on the Tree of Life located in the lobby of EMS Headquarters.