2018 Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Toronto & the GTA

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.

Contents:
1. Remembrance Concerts
2. Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Toronto, Ajax, Brampton, Burlington, Markham, Mississauga, Oakville, Oshawa and Pickering

I. Remembrance Concerts & Other Events

1. Queen’s Own Rifles Day

Featuring WWI & WWII Re-Enactors, displays, vehicles and armament.  Drills and military exercises by the Queens Own Rifles, Military Re-Enactors and Cadets.  Members of the QOR on site to meet with the public and showcasing the QOR Museum. Performances by the Queen’s Own Rifles Band. Details

Saturday November 10th, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

CasaLoma Toronto, Toronto

Active and Retired Military Personnel Receive Complimentary Admission with valid military ID.

2. Lest We Forget 2018

A 100th Anniversary Commemorative Tribute to World War I. Join world-renowned Canadian-tenor John McDermott for a memorable tribute of music, performance and pageantry in honour of Veterans and Service Personnel in the wondrous Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. A fundraising event in support of the Toronto Artillery Foundation.  Details

Monday, November 5, 2018 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
1585 Yonge Street, Toronto

$30

3. A Concert of Remembrance

By Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Including Music by Edward Elgar :: Kim André Arnesen
Ralph Vaughan Williams and George Butterworth’s “Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad”. Special Guest Geoffrey Sirett, baritone featuring Rob Crabtree, piper, Lark Popov, piano, Colleen Burns, narrator, The Hedgerow Singers.  Details

Friday, November 9, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
1585 Yonge Street, Toronto

Free

4. Britten War Requiem

The TSO commemorates the passing of a century since the conclusion of the First World War by paying tribute to all those who have given their lives in defence of freedom. Bramwell Tovey directs a cast of acclaimed soloists, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and the Toronto Children’s Chorus in Benjamin Britten’s soul-searching masterpiece, the War Requiem.  Details

Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 08:00 PM

Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St, Toronto

$35.50-$131.75 + Applicable Charges

5. We Remember

To commemorate the centenary of World War I’s Armistice Day, the Chamber Choir join special guests – British composer and conductor Bob Chilcott, the Toronto Youth Choir conducted by Matthew Otto, and the Elmer Iseler Singers directed by Lydia Adams – to perform music by composers from the Allied Nations of Australia, Canada, Great Britain and New Zealand. Chilcott’s moving Peace Mass and Canticles of Light, and inspirational works by Eleanor Daley, Healey Willan, Gustav Holst, David Hamilton and Sally Whitwell will be featured. Details

Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 7:30 PM

George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts

$40.00 + charges

6. In Memoriam – A Remembrance Day Concert

Join us for a concert that pays tribute to the men and women who have given their lives for their country over the past century. “In Memoriam” is a Remembrance Day concert featuring the traditional music of remembrance, played with the honesty and clarity that a youth orchestra can bring to the stage. Details

Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 3:00 PM

Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga

$30.00

7. Bells of Peace

On November 11, at the going down of the sun, communities across Canada will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with the ringing of 100 bells. The ringing of bells emulates the moment in 1918 when church bells across Europe tolled as four years of war had come to an end. A soundwave of bells will toll 100 times from coast to coast to coast at the setting of the sun on November 11th, just like they did in 1918. Details

Sunday, November 11, 2018 | Sundown (~04:45 PM)

Various (The City of Toronto will ring bells at Old City Hall;  St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 160 William St, Oakville;  St. Peter’s Anglican Erindale, 3041 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga; St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 35 Church St N, Ajax; Melville Presbyterian Church, 70 Old Kingston Rd, Scarborough; St. Dunstan of Canterbury Anglican Church, 56 Lawson Road, Scarborough; The Church of St. Mary Magdalene, 477 Manning Ave, Toronto + many more)

8. Canadian Armed Forces Parade

Starting at 10:10 a.m. on Sunday, November 11, 500 members of the Canadian Armed Forces will parade north on University Avenue from Union Station to symbolize the return of soldiers from the First World War. They will march from the train station as they would have done in 1918-1919.

Sunday, November 11 |  10:10 AM

University Avenue, Toronto

Road Closure:
The following restrictions will be in effect on Sunday, November 11:
• Bremner Boulevard, from York Street to Lake Shore Boulevard West, will be restricted from 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for parade formation.
• University Avenue, from York Street to Queen’s Park, will experience rolling road closures starting at 10 a.m.

II. Remembrance Day Ceremonies

1. Toronto Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Queens Park Remembrance Day Ceremony

November 11  | 10:45 AM  @ Veterans’ Memorial on the front lawn of Queen’s Park, 111 Wellesley Street West

Road Closure: 

The following full road closures will be in effect on Sunday, November 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.:
• Queen’s Park Crescent East between College Street and Wellesley Street West
• Queens Park Crescent West between Hoskin Avenue and College Street
• Grosvenor Street between Queens Park Crescent East and Surrey Place
• Wellesley Street West between Queens Park Crescent West and Queens Park Crescent East

City of Toronto Remembrance Day Ceremonies

a. Scarborough  on Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 02:00 PM  @ Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive, Toronto

b. North York Remembrance Day Service on November 11  | 10:45 AM @ George Weston Recital Hall at the Toronto Centre for the Arts – Details

c. East York on November 11 | 10:45 AM @  Civic Centre Memorial Gardens, 850 Coxwell Avenue — Details

d. Etobicoke on November 11 | 10:45 AM @ Civic Centre Cenotaph, 399 The West Mall — Details

e.  Toronto on November 11 | 10:45 AM @ Old City Hall Cenotaph, 60 Queen Street West — Details

Road Closure:
The following full road closures will be in effect on Sunday, November 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.:
• Queen Street West between Yonge Street and Osgoode Lane
• Bay Street between Dundas Street West and Richmond Street West (with restricted access between Dundas Street West and Albert Street).
• James Street between Queen Street West and Albert Street

f. York  Civic Centre on November 11 | 10:45 AM @ York Memorial Collegiate Auditorium, 2690 Eglinton Avenue West — Details

g. Fort York National Historic Site on November 11 | 10:45 AM @ 250 Fort York Boulevard — Details

h. The Toronto Zoo’s Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony on  November 11 | 10:55 AM @ Waterside Theatre, Toronto Zoo 

Veterans and the general public are invited to join in remembering and honouring the many wartime sacrifices that Canadians have made for their country. Admission for veterans and all guests attending the ceremony is complimentary admission from 9:30 am to 11:00 am.

i. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 11  Service of Remembrance on Sunday, November 4 | 2 PM @ 9 Dawes Rd.

j.  Tony Stacey Centre  Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11 | 07:00 PM @ Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care, 59 Lawson Road, Scarborough

k. Dambusters Royal Canadian Legion Branch 617 Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11 | 01:00 PM @ Dambusters Royal Canadian Legion Branch 617, 937 Warden Ave, Scarborough ON

l.  Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada Ceremony and Parade. – November 11 | 10:45 AM to Noon @ 227 Bloor St. E., from Church Street to Ted Jarvis Way

Road Closure:
The following lane closures will be in effect on Sunday, November 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:
• The curb lane on Bloor Street East from Church Street to Ted Rogers Way
• The curb lane on Shuter Street between Jarvis Street and Sherbourne Street
• The curb lane on Queen Street East between Jarvis Street and Sherbourne Street

As part of this event, there will be rolling parade road closures on Sunday on the following streets and times:
• Church Street, between Queen Street East and Bloor Street East, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
• Jarvis Street, between Bloor Street East and Queen Street East, from noon to 1 p.m.

m. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 1/42 Remembrance Day Service  – November 11 | 10:30 AM to Noon @ Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen St. E.

n. Royal Canadian Legion Zone D5 Remembrance Day Service – November 11 | 10:30 AM @ Scarborough Cenotaph – 2190 Kingston Rd.

o. 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. Friday November 9, 2018 | 10:20 AM -11:00 AM @ Soldiers’ Tower, 7 Hart House Circle

 

2. Ajax Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Join us on November 11, 2018 for a Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony in partnership with the Royal Canadian Legion – Ajax Branch. Details

Sunday, November 11, 2018 10:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ 111 Hunt Street and 55 Bayly St. W, Ajax

3. Brampton Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Details

Parade and Service of Remembrance: Sunday, November 04, 2018 |  10:55 AM @ 1133 Queen Street E.

Remembrance Day Candle Light Ceremony: Join the City of Brampton and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 15 and 609 as we commemorate Remembrance Day with a Candle Light Service in the City of Brampton. –  Sunday, November 04, 2018 | 7:00 PM @ Gage Park – Veteran Statue , Brampton

Remembrance Day Sunrise Service: Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 7:55 AM @ Meadowvale Cemetery Visitation Centre, 7732 Mavis Road, Brampton –

Remembrance Day Service and Parade: Join the City of Brampton and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 609 as we commemorate Remembrance Day in the City of Brampton. – Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 10:55 AM  @ Donald M. Gordon Chinguacousy Park – Veteran Memorial, Brampton

4. Burlington Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Sunday, November 11, 2018  – Details

Sunrise Remembrance Day Service | 09:00 AM @ Spencer Smith Park

Remembrance Day Parade | 10:30 AM @ Brant to Elgin Street, Elgin to Locus Street, Locust to Ontario Street

Remembrance Day Service | 11:00 AM @ Cenotaph, City Hall, 426 Brant St., Burlington

5. Markham Remembrance Day Ceremonies

a. City of Markham: Canada’s Hundred Days and the Armistice 100th anniversary – 1918-2018. We remember our country’s great contributions and sacrifices in the First World War. Let us acknowledge our responsibility to work for the peace our veterans fought hard to achieve.

Friday, November 09, 2018| 10:30 AM  to 12:00 [email protected] Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Boulevard – Details
b. Remembrance Day Service: Presentations 10:30-11:30am Ceremony & Presentations including CAF Members welcomed, honoured & respected. Details

Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM @  Centre Court at The Shops on Steeles and 404, 2900 Steeles Avenue East.

6. Mississauga Remembrance Day Ceremonies

1. Remembrance Day Ceremony by Army Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada Details

Sunday, November 4, 2018 | Parade  10:30 AM @ Army Navy and Air Force Headquarters, Ceremony  11:00 AM @ Army Navy and Air Force Cenotaph, 65 Third Street, Unit 262, Mississauga

2. Port Credit Remembrance Day Ceremony by Royal Canadian Legion – Port Credit Branch 82

Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM @ Port Credit Legion/ Cenotaph on Stavebank Road, Port Credit

3. Streetsville Remembrance Day Ceremony Royal Canadian Legion – Streetsville Branch 139

Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM @ Streetsville Cenotaph/Streetsville Village Square, Mississauga. Parade to Cenotaph: 10:30 a.m. & Parade to Hindu Heritage Centre: 11:45 a.m.  Details

4. City of Mississauga Remembrance Day Ceremony

Friday, November 9, 2018 | 10:45 AM – 11:20 AM @ Mississauga Civic Centre Community Memorial, Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive – Details

7. Oakville Remembrance Day Ceremonies

 Details

Remembrance Day Parade hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion on Sunday, November 4, 2018  | 10:oo AM @ The Royal Canadian Legion parade will proceed west along Lakeshore Road from 79 Jones St. to the Cenotaph

Remembrance Day Ceremony | 11:00 AM @ Memorial Park Cenotaph, 110 Simcoe Street South,  Oshawa

George’s Square ceremony: A Veterans parade will proceed east along Lakeshore Road to Trafalgar Road, and north on Trafalgar Road into George’s Square for the Ceremony of Remembrance hosted by Oakville Legion Branch 114.
November 11, 2018 |   11 AM @ Lakeshore Road to Trafalgar Road, and north on Trafalgar Road into George’s Square

Trafalgar Memorial Remembrance Ceremony: 
November 11, 2018 | 11 AM @Trafalgar Memorial Park, 120 Oak Park Blvd, Oakville

8. Oshawa Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Sunday, November 11, 2018  – Details

Remembrance Day Parade | 10:25 AM to 11:00 AM @ R.S. McLaughlin Armouries to Memorial Park Cenotaph

Remembrance Day Ceremony | 11:00 AM @ Memorial Park Cenotaph, 110 Simcoe Street South,  Oshawa

9. Pickering Remembrance Day Ceremony

Remembrance Day  Service:  Pay tribute to all war veterans and fallen comrades during the Remembrance Day parade, service and observance. Presented by Royal Canadian Branch #606, Bay Ridges.

on Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM  @ Esplanade Park, One The Esplanade, Pickering Details

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