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A portrait of the late NDP Leader Jack Layton sits in flowers at a makeshift memorial outside Toronto City Hall on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011.

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The Layton funeral

8 a.m. Bracelets will be handed out to about the first 600 people in line hoping to attend Jack Layton's state funeral, on King Street West outside Roy Thomson Hall.

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The last two hours for mourners to visit Mr. Layton as he lies in state at Toronto City Hall.

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Noon Bracelet holders may proceed inside the hall, to their assigned seats.

Noon to 5 p.m. Roads will be closed in the downtown area between Bay and John streets to the east and west, Queen and Wellington streets to the north and south.

About 1 p.m. A cortege will leave City Hall moving west on Queen Street, south on University Avenue, west onto King Street West and south on Simcoe Street.

2 p.m. The funeral begins. David Pecaut Square and the Barbara Frum Atrium in the CBC Broadcast Centre will be used for overflow.

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