June 23, 1985

"This tree was planted on June 23, 1986, by the Honourable Lily Munro, Minister of Citizenship and Culture, on behalf of the Honourable David Peterson, Premier of Ontario, in memory of the 329 victims of the Air India Disaster which occurred on June 23, 1985."

The bombing of Air India flight 182 remains the largest mass murder in Canadian history. Inderjit Singh Reyat, the Candian-British citizen who made the bomb, pled guilty to 329 counts of manslaughter in exchange for his testimony against two others. Twenty years later, no other individuals have been convicted.

Most of the victims were residents of the Toronto area.

Queen's Park, Toronto.

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