Where to See Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Toronto 2019

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

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 Monday this year: Monday, November 11, 2019. There are several Remembrance Day ceremonies in Toronto 2019 to attend.

Remembrance Day Ceremony at Old City Hall and Toronto Civic Centres 2019

Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Toronto 2019 take place at Old City Hall and Civic Centres throughout Toronto including:

Toronto Old City Hall – Cenotaph
60 Queen Street West
Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:45 a.m.

East York Civic Centre – Memorial Gardens
850 Coxwell Avenue
Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:45 a.m.

Etobicoke Civic Centre – Cenotaph
399 The West Mall
Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:15 a.m.

Meridian Centre for the Arts (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts)
George Weston Recital Hall
5040 Yonge Street
Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:45 a.m.

York Memorial Collegiate Auditorium
2960 Eglinton Avenue West
Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:45 a.m.

Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive
Sunday, November 11, 2019 at 2 p.m.

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

Remembrance Day ceremony at University of Toronto in 2018, photo courtesy U of T
Remembrance Day ceremony at University of Toronto in 2018, photo courtesy U of T

Remembrance Day Ceremonies at the University of Toronto 2019

The Soldiers’ Tower on the west side of Hart House at the University of Toronto will be the site of Remembrance Day ceremonies on Mon., Nov. 11, 2019 from 10 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 University College alumnus John McCrae. 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 East Common Room at Hart House at 11 a.m. Carillon postlude is from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The reception will take place in the East Common Room at Hart House at 11 a.m. The reception space has smaller capacity this year so please give priority to the elderly and those who participated in the service. The Soldiers’ Tower is located at 7 Hart House Circle. The Memorial Room inside the Soldiers’ Tower will also be open to visitors on Sunday November 11, 2018, with activities including a special carillon performance. If you have questions, please contact Kathy Parks, 416-978-3485 or [email protected]

Remembrance Day Ceremonies at Casa Loma 2019

Casa Loma will be hosting a Remembrance Day program with the Queen’s Own Rifles on Sat., Nov. 9, 2019 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. Tickets can be purchased online or on site at the Box Office.

Remembrance Day Ceremonies at Fort York 2019

Remembrance Day Ceremonies take place at Fort York National Historic Site, Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery on Garrison Common, 250 Fort York Boulevard. The ceremonies include a processional parade with fife and drum on Mon., Nov. 11, 2019. 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 2019? Please let us know in the comments.