The City of Toronto honours those who served their country with annual ceremonies on Remembrance Day and on other significant historical military occasions that are of importance to Toronto members of the Canadian Forces.

As Martin Maxwell, a Captain in the Glider Pilot Regiment, British 6th Airborne Division and D-Day Veteran stated:

“As I marched further on the cemetery, I came across something that I always carry with me. It simply said:  when you go home tell them of us and say for your tomorrows we gave our today. And today we remember.  We thank them for the tomorrows they gave us. And we also remember and thank those who fought and came, back but the passage of time has taken them away from us.”

In 2021, we mark the 100th Anniversary of the poppy being used as a Canadian symbol of remembrance.

Year of the Poppy

This year we mark the 100th anniversary of the poppy as a Canadian symbol of Remembrance. Learn more about the City's Poppy projects.

Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Find out about City of Toronto Remembrance Day ceremonies, as well as how to participate virtually and what you can do to remember.

Indigenous Veterans Day

Learn how the City is marking Indigenous Veterans Day on November 8.

How We Remember

Explore the rituals and customs associated with Remembrance in Toronto and in Canada.

The Books of Remembrance

The Books of Remembrance pay tribute to the war dead. They contain the names of service people from Toronto who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Veteran Memories

Explore stories of Canadian veterans from world wars and recent conflicts as well as from those who were on the home front.