Two plaques marking Highway of Heroes stolen
TORONTO - Toronto police say two memorial plaques marking the Highway of Heroes have been stolen.
Police say the brass plaques disappeared from a Toronto overpass on Highway 401 between December and last month.
The plaques measuring 45 by 60 centimetres were reported stolen by the True Patriot Love Foundation.
They contain an image of people overlooking the Highway of Heroes as a soldier walks hand in hand with a child below a waving Canadian Flag.
Plaques posted along the 401 are supported by private and corporate donations. The two missing plaques contain a sponsorship logo from Enbridge.
The Ontario government dedicated the stretch of Highway 401 between CFB Trenton and Toronto as the Highway of Heroes to honour soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
People regularly lined overpasses to pay respects as hearses passed by carrying the caskets of Canadian soldiers.