Across Toronto, residents are finding creative ways to thank the workers who keep the city running during the lockdown. From heartwarming signs to balcony cheering, a sense of community and support prevails the city, even during difficult times. Last night, businesses and attractions came together to show their love for the hospitality workers affected by the lockdown. Toronto's purple buildings turned the city into a bright symbol of hope and solidarity.

One of the hardest-hit industries of the COVID outbreak is hospitality.

Many restaurants, attractions, and venues have closed their doors indefinitely.

On April 13, businesses and sites across Toronto lit up with purple light to show their support for all the hospitality workers affected by the pandemic.

The #hospitalitystrong movement was carried out by major landmarks and companies, such as the CN Tower, Casa Loma, and the Fairmont Royal York.

The colour purple represents the hospitality industry, and last night, the sense of support was strong, with many places posting words of hope on Instagram.

"Bisha Hotel Toronto is lighting up in purple tonight in support of all the hospitality workers that have been affected by COVID-19," the Bisha Hotel said in an Instagram post.

"As we continue to face this pandemic together, know that we will travel again. The human spirit is all about adventures, dreams, and #LOVE."

The Four Seasons Hotel posted, "we will keep or lights burning bright until the end of the week as a reminder that we will get through this. Together, we are #HospitalityStrong."

Even Niagara Falls joined in on the movement, and its cascading waters were illuminated with purple light last night.

 

While this movement was all about supporting hospitality workers, attractions and businesses are also finding ways to show love for everyone going through a dark time.

Multiple buildings across the city are lighting up with hearts to help spread love across the 6ix. 

The CN Tower is also hosting colourful light shows every night to brighten spirits and reach those who are currently self-isolating indoors. 

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