Remembrance Day ceremonies happening in Toronto

Nov 7 2019, 10:59 am

This year marks 101 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 on November 11.

Remembrance Day

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Scarborough Civic Centre

When: November 10, 2 pm
Where: Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive

East York Civic Centre – Memorial Gardens

When: November 11, 10:45 am
Where:
 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: Meridian Arts Centre – George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge Street

Toronto Old City Hall – Cenotaph

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

York Civic Centre – Cenotaph

When: November 11, 10:45 am
Where: 
2700 Eglinton Avenue West

Fort York National Historic Site

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

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

Remembrance Day

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In addition to civic services, there are a number of events taking place across the city to commemorate those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, Peacekeeping, and in Afghanistan.

Books of Remembrance

What: The City of Toronto will have the Great War Book of Remembrance and the Golden Book of Remembrance available for viewing following the City Hall Remembrance Day Ceremony. These books honour those who gave their lives.

The Great Book of Remembrance contains the names of over 3,200 members of Toronto-based regiments who died in service to our country, during the First World War.

The Golden Book of Remembrance pays tribute to the war dead from the Second World War and contains the names of service people from Toronto who made the ultimate sacrifice.

When: November 11, 12 pm to 2 pm
Where: Toronto City Hall

Commemorative Flag to fly at City Hall

Marking the 75th year since the Normandy invasions by allied forces, a City of Toronto Flag was sent to the Juno Beach Centre in France. The flag that was flown on Juno Beach on April 9, 2019, Vimy Ridge Day, commemorates the heroism and sacrifice of Canadian Troops on Juno Beach on D-Day. The flag was returned to the city and will fly on the Podium Roof of city hall on Remembrance Day and each year on June 6.