2020 Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Toronto & the GTA

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Manulife Displays more than 12,000 Canadian Flags to Remember Our Fallen Heroes (Credit: Manulife Financial Corporation)

Join for various Remembrance Day ceremonies and concerts held in GTA honouring Canada’s Veterans.

Honour and remember those who have made the sacrifice for Canada.

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1. National Remembrance Day Ceremony

Among special highlights at this year’s national ceremony will be the presence of the 2020 National Silver Cross Mother Mrs. Deborah Sullivan from New Brunswick. She will lay a wreath on behalf of all mothers and families who have lost children in the line of service, and in remembrance of her son, Lieutenant Navy Christopher Edward Saunders who died in 2004. Vintage aircraft will conclude the ceremony, marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Details

On Canada’s major broadcasters & Facebook Live

2. Canadian War Museum Remembrance Day Ceremony

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Remembrance Day in Memorial Hall, Canadian War Museum.

The Canadian War Museum invites Canadians from across the country and around the world to participate in one of the most moving Remembrance Day ceremonies in Canada. On November 11, at exactly 11 a.m. (EST), sunlight enters through a single window in Memorial Hall, illuminating the headstone of Canada’s Unknown Soldier. Details

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 10:40 AM EST to November 16 at noon (EST).

Online

3. Notinikew (Going to War) – a Program of Remembrance

A Choral Perspective of Canada’s Indigenous Veterans. TMC welcomes guest curator Andrew Balfour for this program. Andrew, TMC conductor Simon Rivard, and Elder Dr. Duke Redbird will present a program that reflects on Indigenous experience through choral music, poetry and dance.

Details

Wednesday, November 11 | 8 pm

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4. Queens Park Remembrance Day Ceremony

Outdoor service in front of the legislative assembly in Toronto. To reduce the risk of exposure or spread of COVID-19, this year’s ceremony will follow provincial health and safety protocols, including having fewer attendees. Details

Wednesday, November 11 | 10:45 a.m.

Online & Ontario Veterans’ Memorial on the front lawn of Queen’s Park

5.The Soldiers’ Tower Service of Remembrance

University community gathers to remember the faculty, staff, alumni and students who fell in the First and Second World Wars and other action. Details

Wednesday, November 11 | 10:30 a.m.

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6. The Toronto Zoo’s Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony

The service will be broadcasted live on the Toronto Zoo’s Facebook page beginning at 10:55am in order to maintain directives from Toronto Public Health. Details

Wednesday, November 11 | 10:55 a.m

Online

6. Brampton Remembrance Day

On November 11 1920 the 1st Remembrance Day was held in Brampton. November 11, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 1st service (then called Armistice Day). This year the service is held online. Details

Wednesday, November 11 | 10:55 a.m

Online

7. Burlington Remembrance Day

The 2020 Remembrance Day ceremony is going virtual and will be live-streamed at burlingtonlegion.com. The 35-minute ceremony will include a colour guard, two minutes of silence, music performed by some members of the Burlington Teen Tour Band and Flanders Fields. Details

Wednesday, November 11 | 11:00 a.m

Online

8. Markham Remembrance Day

This year, in light of COVID-19 restrictions, the City of Markham’s annual Remembrance Day will be observed virtually, and a selection of commemorative initiatives will take place to allow citizens to reflect on the freedoms and peace we enjoy today.On Wednesday, November 11, the City of Markham will release a video commemoration of Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. During Remembrance Week, November 7-14, individuals are invited to visit Markham’s memorial sites at Veteran’s Square and Cenotaph in Markham Village, and Crosby Memorial Cenotaph in Unionville, to place a poppy and pay respect for the sacrifice of all Canadians in the military service of our country. Please remember to follow physical distancing guidelines.

Details

Wednesday, November 11 | 11:00 a.m

Online

9. Mississauga Remembrance Day

Wreaths must be dropped off to the Civic Centre Great Hall, located on the ground floor of the Civic Centre on Tuesday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. City staff will lay the wreaths at the Community Memorial before the ceremony begins on November 11. Join virtually on November 11 as we honour those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and those who served and continue to serve our country today.

Details

Wednesday, November 11 | 10:40 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Online

10. Oakville Remembrance Day

Oakville’s citizens are invited to commemorate Remembrance Day by watching live-stream coverage of ceremonies taking place at George’s Square and Trafalgar Memorial on November 11.

Details

Wednesday, November 11 | 11:00 a.m.

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11. Oshawa Remembrance Day Ceremonies

The City of Oshawa, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43 and Royal Canadian Branch 637 are asking residents to tune in to this year’s ceremony virtually. Remembrance Day ceremony will be virtual this year broadcasted on Rogers TV Durham beginning at 10:30 a.m. 2020.

Details

Wednesday, November 11 | 10:30 a.m.

Rogers TV Durham

12. Pickering Remembrance Day Ceremony

Join the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 606 to show your support for Remembrance Day. The 2020 event will be hosted online through the City of Pickering Great Events page Facebook. Details

Wednesday, November 11 | 10:30 a.m.

Online

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