Wednesday, November 06, 2019

2019 Remembrance Day events in Toronto

There are a lot of places in Toronto where you can pay respect to those that gave their lives in the service of their country. Ceremonies and other displays will be held at civic centres and City museums leading up to and including the Remembrance Day on Monday, November 11.

Ceremonies locations are as noted below.

Sunday November 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Dr.
Scarborough Programme

Monday November 11 at 10:45 a.m.
East York Civic Centre – Memorial Gardens
850 Coxwell Ave.
East York Programme

Monday, November 11 at 10:45 a.m.
Etobicoke Civic Centre – Cenotaph
399 The West Mall
Etobicoke Programme

Monday, November 11 at 10:45 a.m.
Meridian Arts Centre – George Weston Recital Hall
5040 Yonge St. (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts)
North York Programme

Monday, November 11 at 10:45 a.m.
Toronto Old City Hall – Cenotaph
60 Queen St. W (Bay & Queen St.)

Monday, November 11 at 10:45 a.m.
York Civic Centre Cenotaph
2700 Eglinton Avenue West
York Programme

Monday, November 11 at 10:45 a.m.
Fort York National Historic Site
250 Fort York Blvd.
Fort York Programme
Queen’s Park Ceremony of Remembrance
"Join us in honouring our veterans and active service members at an outdoor service in front of the legislative assembly."
Date: November 11 at the Ontario Veterans' Memorial on the front lawn of Queen's Park
Time: 10:45 a.m.
From the City; Remembrance Day events at Toronto History Museums

The City of Toronto will host Remembrance Day activities and exhibits starting November 1 at several Toronto History Museums, giving residents of all ages an opportunity to learn about local history while honouring Toronto's fallen soldiers. The public can participate in exhibitions, tours and family activities suitable for younger children, as well as the annual Fort York Remembrance Day ceremony at the Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery.

Poppy projects
Visitors can make their own poppy craft or contribute to a community poppy memorial and add the name of a loved one affected by war. Poppy activities are included with admission at these historic sites:
• Scarborough Museum on November 1, 2, 9 and 10 from noon to 4 p.m.
• Todmorden Mills on November 8 and 9 from noon to 4 p.m.
• Montgomery's Inn on November 9 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Remembrance display in Scarborough
More than 400 Scarborough men and women served in the First World War. The Scarborough Historical Society and the Scarborough Archives will show artifacts from local soldiers, including a collection of personal and combat items belonging to George Bell, a First World War serviceman. The display at Scarborough Museum will be available daily from noon to 4 p.m. throughout November.

Eaton's Goes to War exhibit and walking tour
During the First World War, 3,327 Eaton's employees enlisted to serve. A photo was displayed prominently in the Eaton store each time one of them went overseas. This exhibit, which reveals the lives and sacrifices of some of those who served, takes place at Mackenzie House from November 5 to December 1 during operating hours. The exhibit is included with admission. In addition, guests can join a walking tour on November 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets for the tour ($10 plus tax) are available by email at and also at the door.

Remembrance Day Tea
Montgomery's Inn offers a special afternoon tea experience featuring World War One-era music performed by guitarist Roger Zuraw and bagpiper Dougal Bichan from 1 to 4 p.m. on November 10. Tickets ($7 plus tax) are available at the door.

Remembrance Day at Fort York
A procession led by period-uniformed military staff will leave from the west gate of Fort York National Historic Site and make its way to Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery starting at 10:45 a.m. on November 11. At 11 a.m. ("the 11th hour"), Canadian soldiers of past and recent wars will be honoured. The event will conclude at about 2 p.m.

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