Mayor John Tory has announced that November 5 to 11 is to be observed as Remembrance Week in Toronto in a release this morning.
Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held virtually this year, in keeping with public health advice against in-person gatherings due to the pandemic.
Today marks the start of Remembrance Week. It’s a week to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and honour all Canadians who have fought and continue to fight for peace. pic.twitter.com/39s500KhC5
— John Tory (@JohnTory) November 5, 2020
The virtual ceremonies will be broadcast on television, as well as the City’s YouTube channel throughout the week.
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Commemorative posts will also be available throughout the week on the City’s official social media, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
“Throughout Remembrance Week, we will remember and honour all Torontonians and Canadians who fought for the peace and freedom we enjoy today,” said Mayor Tory.
“I encourage all Torontonians to participate in acts of remembrance such as the wearing of poppies and observing a moment of silence on November 11 to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.”
The virtual ceremonies held by the City will focus on the participation of Canadians and Torontonians in times of war, as well as significant milestones, as this year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, and 100 years of observing Remembrance Day with a public ceremony.
Additionally, the Toronto sign and towers at City Hall will be lit in red on November 11.
The TTC will also be taking part, with all transit vehicles stopping for two minutes on November 11 at 11 am.
“Lest We Forget” window cards will also be placed in TTC vehicles prior to Remembrance Day.