08/25/2011 03:11 EDT | Updated 10/25/2011 05:12 EDT

Niagara Falls Going Orange For Jack Layton


NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. - Niagara Falls will join the CN Tower in going orange in honour of Jack Layton.

Tony Baldinelli of the Niagara Parks Commission says they received phone calls and emails requesting the falls be turned orange for Layton, who died Monday of cancer.

There were also requests on Facebook.

Baldinelli says the request was approved by the Niagara Falls Illumination Board.

The falls will be illuminated in orange at various times on Saturday night.

Officials say the CN Tower in Toronto will also be to be lit in orange from sundown Saturday until sunrise Sunday in honour of the late NDP leader.