King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium are on a 6-day State Visit to Canada, from March 11th to 17th, at the invitation of Julie Payette, the Governor General of Canada (the representative of the Queen of Canada), to strengthen and celebrate political, economic and cultural ties between the two countries. Click HERE for Day 1 and HERE for Day 2.
In the morning, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde flew from Ottawa to Toronto, where they first called upon the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, with a short meeting that was followed by an official welcoming to the Ontario Legislative Building and a meeting with the Honourable David Levac, Speaker of the Legislative Building. Afterwards, they attended an Official luncheon hosted by the Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Science and Innovation of Ontario, which was followed by a signing ceremony and a tour of MaRS Venture Showcase. Their final engagements included a Canadian-Belgian CEO Roundtable for the King and a visit to SickKids for the Queen.