Remembrance Day ceremonies happening in Toronto

Nov 7 2018, 12:37 am

This year marks 100 years since the end of the First World War, also known as the Great War.

In honour of this, the country as a whole will pay respects to military service members past and present on Remembrance Day.

This November, take a moment to remember the men and women who served and sacrificed for our country.

Here are places in and around Toronto where you can take part in Remembrance Day ceremonies this coming weekend.

East York Civic Centre – Memorial Gardens

When: November 11, 10:45 am
 East York Civic Centre Memorial Gardens, 850 Coxwell Avenue

Etobicoke Civic Centre – Cenotaph

When: November 11, 10:45 am
Where: Etobicoke Civic Centre Cenotaph, 399 The West Mall

North York Service

When: November 11, 10:45 am
When: Toronto Centre for the Arts, George Weston Recital Hall

Toronto Old City Hall – Cenotaph

When: November 11, 10:45 am
Where: Toronto Old City Hall Cenotaph, 60 Queen Street West

York Civic Centre

When: November 11, 10:45 am
York Memorial Collegiate Auditorium, 2690 Eglinton Avenue West

Fort York National Historic Site

When: November 11, 10:45
Where: 250 For York Blvd

Additionally, if you’re unable to attend in person, you can watch the Old City Hall service on the City’s YouTube channel or Facebook page.

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City of Toronto

In addition to civic services, there are a number of events taking place across the city this week to commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Great War Book of Remembrance

What: The City of Toronto has identified the names of 3,900 people who died during the First World War and were members of Toronto-based regiments. To commemorate their sacrifice, a book named the Great War Book of Remembrance is being made, which will list the names of these individuals.

When: November 7 to 11
Where: Toronto City Hall

Coronation Park Rededication

What: Join the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Honorable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Commonwealth Consular Corps for a special rededication ceremony. The commemorative function of Coronation Park, which is tied to the First World War, is being restored. A moment of silence will also be observed.

When: November 10, 10:30 am to 12 pm
Where: Coronation Park, 711 Lake Shore Blvd. West

Canadian Armed Forces Parade

What: 500 members of the Canadian Armed Forces will parade north on University Avenue from Union Station to symbolize the return of soldiers from the First World War. They will march from the train station as they would have done in 1918-1919.

When: November 11, 10:10 am
Where: From Union Station up University Avenue

Ringing of the Bells of Peace

What: Bells across Toronto will ring 100 times to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. This initiative, called Bells of Peace, is being led by the Royal Canadian Legion.

When: November 11, 4:56 pm
Where: Throughout the city

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