Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Toronto 2017

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Remembrance Day Ceremonies at University of Toronto
Remembrance Day Ceremonies at University of Toronto

By Lori Bosworth

Remembrance Day is a time to honour those who have sacrificed their lives for their country – those who believed in offering the ultimate sacrifice for a better future for us all. Remembrance Day falls on a Saturday this year: Saturday, November 11, 2017. There are several Remembrance Day ceremonies in Toronto 2017 to attend.

Remembrance Day Ceremony at Old City Hall and Toronto Civic Centres 2017

Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Toronto 2017 take place at Old City Hall and Civic Centres throughout Toronto including:

Toronto Old City Hall Cenotaph
60 Queen Street West
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 10:45 a.m.

East York Civic Centre Memorial Gardens
850 Coxwell Avenue
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 10:45 a.m.

Etobicoke Civic Centre Cenotaph
399 The West Mall
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 10:15 a.m.

Toronto Centre for the Arts
George Weston Recital Hall
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 10:45 a.m.

York Memorial Collegiate Auditorium
2960 Eglinton Avenue West
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 10:45 a.m.

These Remembrance Day services will also be broadcast live on Citytv and CP24.

Remembrance Day Ceremonies at University of Toronto
Remembrance Day Ceremonies at University of Toronto

Remembrance Day Ceremonies at the University of Toronto 2017

The Soldiers’ Tower on the west side of Hart House at the University of Toronto will be the site of Remembrance Day ceremonies on Fri., Nov. 10, 2017 from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Chaplain of Knox and Victoria Colleges will preside over the service, which includes a reading of “In Flanders Field,” which was written by John McCrae, alumnus of University College. This will be followed by the laying of wreaths, singing of hymns and the playing of The Last Post, The Lament, Reveille and the Royal and National Anthems. A reception will follow in the Great Hall at Hart House at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend. The Soldiers’ Tower is located at 7 Hart House Circle. If you have questions, please contact Kathy Parks, 416-978-3485 or soldiers.tower@utoronto.ca

Remembrance Day Ceremonies at Casa Loma 2017

Casa Loma will be hosting a Remembrance Day program with the Queen’s Own Rifles on Sat., Nov. 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., including military displays, photos with uniformed officers, guest lecturers, guided tour and children’s activities. Active and retired military personnel receive free admission with valid military ID.

Remembrance Day Ceremonies at Fort York 2017

Remembrance Day Ceremonies take place at Fort York National Historic Site, Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery on Garrison Common, 250 Fort York Boulevard. include a processional parade with fife and drum on Sat., Nov. 11, 2017. The procession, led by period uniformed military staff and standard bearers of the IODE, begins at the west gate at 10:45 a.m. It will proceed to the Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery where at 11 a.m., all soldiers of the Toronto Garrison who fell in the War of 1812, the Rebellion Crises, the Crimean War, Northwest Rebellion, South African (Boer) War, the two World Wars, and recent conflicts around the globe will be remembered and honoured. There is free admission to Fort York until noon.

Do you know of any other Remembrance Day ceremonies in Toronto 2017? Please let us know in the comments.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Sunnybrook Hospital has a special Remembrance Day service on November 11th in Warriors Hall. They run “operation raise a flag” each year in support of our veterans

  2. Remembrance Day is so important to me. I discussed why we have Remembrance Day with my boys and they were so interested. I’m so happy that they wanted to learn about it.

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