Funeral details of Sergeant Ryan Russell released

Sergeant Ryan Russell’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at 1 p.m., at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 222 Bremner Boulevard.

Officers will begin to form on University Avenue, extending north, in the southbound lanes at Dundas Street West, starting at 9 a.m.

At 11 a.m., officers will march south on University Avenue to Wellington Street West.

They will march west along Wellington Street West to Simcoe Street, then south on Simcoe Street to Bremner Boulevard.

Officers will line both sides of the streets, along the procession route, and salute Sergeant Russell as the funeral procession drives past on the way to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Officers will march west on Bremner Boulevard, and enter the Metro Toronto Convention Centre through the south building, where the funeral service will start at 1 p.m.

At the conclusion of the service, officers will remain seated in the hall as the procession leaves the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

A reception will follow immediately afterwards in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Both the funeral service and the reception are open to the public.

There will be limited seating, for the public, in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. They are asked to arrive between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

The funeral service will be televised live and will be streamed online.

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