Remembrance Day in Toronto 2019: ceremonies across the city

Remembrance Day ceremony at Old City Hall brings out thousands
WATCH ABOVE: As snow lightly fell outside Toronto’s Old City Hall, thousands gathered on Queen Street West to attend the annual Remembrance Day ceremony. Matthew Bingley reports.

Toronto will mark Remembrance Day on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour with two minutes of silence to honour Canada’s veterans at several services and events across the city Monday.

Here is a list of Remembrance Day ceremonies taking place across Toronto:

Ontario government’s Remembrance Day Ceremony:

  • 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Ontario Veteran’s Memorial, located at the south grounds of Queen’s Park (111 Wellesley St. W.)

The ceremony is open to the public. The following road closures will be in effect for the ceremony from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 11:

  • Queen’s Park Crescent East from College Street North to Wellesley Street West
  • Queen’s Park Crescent West from Hoskin Avenue South to College Street
  • Grosvenor Street from Queen’s Park Crescent East to Surrey Place
  • Wellesley Street West from Queen’s Park Crescent East to Queen’s Park Crescent West
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People gather at Queen’s Park for Remembrance Day
People gather at Queen’s Park for Remembrance Day

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Across the city, here is a list of Civic Remembrance Day services for Monday; all ceremonies begin at 10:45 a.m.

  • Toronto Old City Hall – Cenotaph
    60 Queen St. W.
  • East York Civic Centre – Memorial Gardens
    850 Coxwell Ave.
  • Etobicoke Civic Centre – Cenotaph
    399 The West Mall
  • Meridian Arts Centre – George Weston Recital Hall
    5040 Yonge St. (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts)
  • York Civic Centre Cenotaph
    2700 Eglinton Ave. W.
  • Fort York National Historic Site
    250 Fort York Blvd.

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Following Toronto’s Old City Hall ceremony, the Great War Book of Remembrance and the Golden Book of Remembrance will be available for viewing from noon to 2 p.m.

According to the City of Toronto’s website, the “Great Book of Remembrance contains the names of over 3,200 members of Toronto-based regiments who died in service to our country, during the First World War. The Golden Book of Remembrance pays tribute to the war dead from the Second World War. It contains the names of service people from Toronto who paid the ultimate sacrifice.”

Early sunrise Remembrance Day ceremony outside Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto
Early sunrise Remembrance Day ceremony outside Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto