|On November 11, we acknowledge the courage
and sacrifice of those who served their country.
Remembrance Day - November 11
A message to all residents
The City of Toronto Protocol Services has posted a revised version of the 2012 Remembrance Week proclamation. We sincerely apologize that an incorrect version was previously posted in error.
The City of Toronto has a deep and abiding respect for those who have contributed so much for their country and we offer our sincerest apologies to all veterans and residents for this mistake.
On November 11, at ceremonies across our city, we will once again be given the privilege and honour to show our heartfelt appreciation and thank our past and present veterans for their dedication and commitment to serving our country.
Every year on November 11, Canadians acknowledge the courage and sacrifice of those who served their country during times of war, military conflict and peace.
City of Toronto services marking Remembrance Day take place at Old City Hall and at each of the Civic Centres across Toronto: East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough and York. Services are also held at Fort York. The public is invited to attend these events.
Community organizations also organize services across the city, as does the Province of Ontario.
For those unable to attend, the Remembrance Day Service at Old City Hall is shown live on Citytv, CP24 and broadcast live on the radio station Newstalk 1010.
2008 marked the 90th anniversary of the end of World War 1 "the war to end all wars..."
|Old City Hall fly-by of vintage World War Two planes in
'missing man formation'
To learn about what these brave men and women endured in the War, visit the virtual exhibit, Canada and the First World War at the Canadian War Museum. The site allows visitors to view photographs of Canadian troops in the trenches, period artwork and recruitment posters, and browse through a host of archival material, from original maps of the Western Front to soldiers' diaries and letters home.
In 2008, to mark the 90th anniversary of the end of World War 1, the City of Toronto - along with Fredericton, Halifax, Regina, Edmonton, and the Canadian Embassy in London England participated in Vigile 1914-1918 Vigil. From sunset on November 4 to sunrise of Remembrance Day, the names of all 68,000 soldiers who died in World War 1 were projected onto the East Tower of City Hall.