Remembrance Day ceremonies are held across the city.  Members of the public can watch a livestream of the City’s Remembrance Day ceremony, that will be available on the City’s YouTube Channel.

All ceremonies begin at 10:45 am.

  •  Details and locations will be added to this page in the fall of 2022.
  • The public is encouraged to watch the livestream of the Remembrance Day ceremony at Old City Hall, on the City’s Youtube channel or on local television stations.
  • Individuals are also reminded to stay home if they are sick/experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.Following these health and safety guidelines will allow the City to respectfully conduct its Remembrance Day ceremonies with dignity and solemnity.

Land Acknowledgement

National Anthem: O Canada

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all of us command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Bugler: “The Last Post”

Two Minutes of Silence

Piper: “Lament”

Bugler: “The Rouse”

Act of Remembrance

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

Response by all:  We will remember them.

Commitment to Remember

They were young, as we are young,
They served, giving freely of themselves.
To them, we pledge, amid the winds of time,
To carry their torch and never forget.
We will remember them.

Response: We will remember them.

Reading: In Flanders Fields by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Remarks

Presentation of Wreaths

Benediction

Royal Anthem: “God Save The Queen”

God Save our Gracious Queen
Long live our noble Queen
God Save The Queen

Send her victorious
Happy and glorious
Long to reign over us
God Save The Queen

Learn more about each element of the City’s Remembrance Day ceremonies.

 

Here are some of the commemorative activities planned for Remembrance Week.

  • Mayor John Tory has proclaimed Remembrance Week – November 5 to 11 and Indigenous Veterans Day on November 8.
  • The City of Toronto sign will be lit in red on November 11.
  • All Toronto Transit Commission vehicles will stop for two minutes on November 11 at 11 a.m. In addition, “Lest We Forget” window cards will be placed in TTC vehicles prior to Remembrance Day.
  • Commemorative posts will be available on the City of Toronto’s official Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts throughout Remembrance Week.
  • Virtual content will be posted on social media throughout the week. The City’s YouTube channel and local television stations will have a live broadcast of the Remembrance Day ceremony taking place on November 11 at 10:55 am.

Here is how you can commemorate Remembrance Day: