Remembrance Day Toronto 2015: Where you can pay your respects
Here's a list of where you can honour our veterans on Nov. 11
The Sunnybrook Veterans Centre has found a novel way to honour its residents on Remembrance Day.
On Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., the Centre will begin planting 30,000 Canadian flags on its grounds so that when the veterans "wake up on November 11, there will be a sea of red and white flags in a magnificent tribute and show of appreciation, from Canadians far and wide who have not forgotten their courageous contributions."
Please email RAFVolunteer@sunnybrook.ca if you would like to volunteer a couple of hours of your time on Tuesday evening to plant the flags.
This show of support for our veterans is one of many that will be happening over the next two days at these locations across the city. All Remembrance Day services will begin at 10:45 a.m.
- Old City Hall, 60 Queen Street West
- Queen's Park, 111 Wellesley Street West
- Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Blvd.
- Etobicoke Civic Centre Cenotaph, 399 The West Mall
- East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Avenue
- York Civic Centre, 2690 Eglinton Avenue West
- Toronto Centre for the Arts. 5040 Yonge Street
Memorial Square Cenotaph, City Hall, 2 Wellington Street West
- Mississauga Civic Centre Community Memorial, 300 City Centre Drive
- Royal Canadian Legion – Port Credit Branch 82, 35 Front Street North
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
On Remembrance Day, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) hosts a ceremony at Mount Pleasant Cemetery to honour those who have given their lives "in all branches of the military while in the service of their country in times of war, conflict and peace."
The event will take place near the monument dedicated to Lt.-Col./Wing Commander William Barker, the most decorated war hero in the history of Canada, the British Empire and the Commonwealth of Nations.
Members of the RCAF from 16 Wing Borden will parade and lay poppy wreaths at the monument. 375 Mt Pleasant Road. The event begins at 10 a.m.
Holocaust survivor remembers
Holocaust survivor and author Nate Leipciger will speak to 1,000 students at Harbord Collegiate about the contribution and sacrifices Canadian men and women made during the Second World War as well as his own wartime experiences and liberation.
Leipciger has been involved in Holocaust education and commemoration for decades, both in Toronto and internationally. 286 Harbord Street. The event begins at 10:30 a.m.