For those looking to honour those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country during times of war, military conflict, and in peacekeeping, the City of Toronto is hosting a Remembrance Day ceremony at Old City Hall on Nov. 11 at 10:45 a.m.
Mayor John Tory will deliver remarks at the ceremony, which will also include readings, a presentation of wreaths, and a moment of silence to remember those lost.
Attendees at the ceremony are asked to adhere to provincial regulations and public health guidelines, which require anyone attending an outdoor event to wear a mask or face covering where physical distancing of two metres cannot be maintained. Toronto Public Health reminds individuals to stay home if they are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
There will also be a live stream of the event on the city YouTube channel.
Every year, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we remember. While we can’t gather in person to pay tribute this year, I remind residents to please pause for a moment of silence today at 11 AM. #TorontoRemembers pic.twitter.com/pTxsWUGGdg
— John Tory (@JohnTory) November 11, 2020
There will also be ceremonies at the following locations beginning at 10:45 a.m:
• Scarborough War Memorial (Danforth and Kingston roads)
• East York Civic Centre Memorial Gardens , 850 Coxwell Avenue
• Etobicoke Civic Centre Cenotaph , 399 The West Mall
• York Civic Centre Cenotaph, 2700 Eglinton Avenue West
• Fort York National Historic Site , 250 Fort York Blvd.
Mayor John Tory has proclaimed Remembrance Week from Nov. 5 to 11, 2021, and Indigenous Veterans Day on Nov. 8, 2021.
Today, the City of Toronto sign will be lit in red in remembrance.
And to all our veterans, a sincere and heartfelt thank you.