Toronto Old City Hall cenotaph vandalized overnight

Nov 12 2019, 7:33 am

The cenotaph at Old City Hall was vandalized overnight, according to police.

This act of vandalism comes just one day after the city’s Remembrance Day ceremonies took place at the cenotaph, which honours Canadian soldiers who have died in war.

Police said officers are currently on the scene investigating.

Brad Ross, chief communications officer for the city of Toronto, said there’s “no excuse for this crap” and called the move “shameful.”

From photos shared on social media, you can see that the front of the cenotaph appears to say “Ye Broke Faith” in spray paint, an apparent reference to the poem In Flanders Fields, written by John McCrae.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 416-808-2222.