Layton honoured as CN Tower glows orange

A Toronto landmark sported an orange glow Saturday night as Canada paid its last respects to politician Jack Layton.
Toronto's CN Tower glowed orange Saturday night as the country said goodbye to NDP leader Jack Layton. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press)

A Toronto landmark sported an orange glow Saturday night as Canada paid its last respects to politician Jack Layton.

The CN Tower, one of the world's largest buildings, was awash with orange lights from Saturday at dusk until Sunday at dawn in the traditional colour of Layton's New Democratic Party of Canada.

The move to light up the tower followed a social media campaign that lobbied for the special tribute that coincided with a huge state funeral held earlier Saturday in Toronto.

Layton died Monday at home in Toronto after a battle with cancer. He was 61.