2019 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, Pickering, Newmarket and Richmond Hill.

I. Remembrance Concerts & Other Events

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 9th, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

CasaLoma Toronto, Toronto

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

Eaton’s Goes To War Exhibit

During the First World War the department store, the T. Eaton Company was just steps from Mackenzie House. Over the course of the war 3,327 Eaton’s employees enlisted to fight. Each time one of them was sent overseas, a photo was displayed prominently in the store. Thanks to submissions from the families of some of these soldiers, this exhibit reveals the lives of men who risked everything to serve their country. The exhibit helps to honour their sacrifices and those of their families. Details

November 5 to December 31, 2019

Mackenzie House
82 Bond St, Toronto

$5.00 – $8.00

A Concert of Remembrance

By Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation.

With Special Guests:

Guido Basso
Neil Swainson. Details

Friday, November 8, 2019 | 7:30 PM

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
1585 Yonge Street, Toronto

Free

We Will Remember Them

Bring your mementoes and stories about conflict and share how it affected you and your family, at this pop-up museum-style event. Afterwards, participants can tour the historic home of the Austin family and hear about their involvement in World War I, particularly Percy Austin’s experiences as a soldier and Margaret Constance Austin’s experiences as a nurse. Details

Saturday November 9th, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Spadina Museum, Toronto

Pop-up event is free, Special WWI tour of Spadina Museum included with regular admission

In Flanders Fields

Poets and readers from various communities present the poem, “In Flanders Fields,” by John McCrae, translated into their respective languages. The event hosted by the EtCetera – Arts and Science Club, will also include food and heartfelt musical performances. Details

Saturday November 9th, 2019 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Fort York National Historic Site
250 Fort York Blvd

Free

The Poppy Project

Take a moment to remember those who fought and served during World War One and all wars, at this remarkable event. Help create a moving poppy memorial as a tribute to loved ones who served or were affected by war. Create a poppy craft as a take home keepsake, as well as contribute to making a large community poppy which will be displayed at the museum. Visitors can add the name of a loved one, relative, and ancestor to the massive community poppy that will memorialize those who have been affected by war. It will be displayed at the museum, at an outdoor location on Remembrance Day. Details

November 3, 9, 10, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Scarborough Museum, Toronto

PWYC

A Celebration of Peace and Remembrance

Join us for a concert that pays tribute to the recognition of living in a time of peace, while remembering the conflicts of the past. “A Celebration of Peace and Remembrance” is a 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 10, 2019 | 3:00 PM

Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga

$30.00

Remembrance Tea

To mark Remembrance Day Montgomery’s Inn is hosting this special tea, featuring WWI-era music by Roger Zuraw on guitar and Dougal Bichan on bagpipes, and refreshments inspired by recipes from the Great War. Visitors can enjoy a pot of tea (unlimited) or cider and a special sweet and savoury combination plate with treats, including a special Remembrance Day cookie, baked by dedicated Inn volunteers. Details

Sunday, November 10 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St W, Toronto

$7

Of War and Peace

Soprano Monica Whicher and pianist Steven Philcox, joined by Marie Bérard, concertmaster of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, present a program of remembrance represented by centuries of song – from Handel to Sting. Details

Monday, November 11, 2019 | 7:30 PM

Walter Hall, U of T, Toronto

$10.00 & up

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

City of Toronto Remembrance Day Ceremonies

a. Scarborough on Sunday, November 10 | 02:00 PM @ Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive, Toronto — Details

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

f. York Civic Centre on November 11 | 10:45 AM @ York Civic Centre Cenotaph, 2700 Eglinton Avenue West — Details

g. Fort York National Historic Site on November 11 | 10:45 AM @ 250 Fort York Boulevard. There will a reception with light refreshments to follow the ceremony.– 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 Remembrance Day Parade & Service on Sunday, November 10 | 1:30 PM @ 9 Dawes Rd. (Dawes Rd. & Danforth Ave.)

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. -Sunday, November 10 | 10:45 AM to Noon @ 227 Bloor St. E., from Church Street to Ted Jarvis Way

m. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 1/42 Remembrance Day Service – November 11 | 10:55 AM to Noon @ Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen St. E.

n. Royal Canadian Legion Zone D5 Remembrance Day Service – November 11 | 10:45 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. Monday November 11, 2019 | 10:00 AM -11:30 AM @ Soldiers’ Tower, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto.

Carillon prelude: 10 – 10:20 am
Service of Remembrance: 10:20 – 11 am
Carillon postlude: 11 – 11:30 am

p. Long Branch Legion 101 – November 11 | 10:00 AM @ Long Branch Legion 101, 3850 Lakeshore Blvd West, Toronto

q. Remembrance Day RCL Branch 643 — November 10 | 11:00 AM @ Branch 643, 10 Jutland Road, Toronto

r. Swansea Town Hall Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11 | 10:45 AM @ Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Ave

2. Ajax Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Join us on November 11, 2019 for a Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony in partnership with the Royal Canadian Legion – Ajax Branch. Details

Parade: Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 1:15 p.m. @ 111 Hunt Street, Ajax

Ceremony: Monday, November 11, 2019 | 10:45 PM @ 111 Hunt Street, Ajax

 

3. Brampton Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Details

Parade and Service of Remembrance: Sunday, Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 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 03, 2019 | 7:00 PM @ Gage Park – Veteran Statue , Brampton

Remembrance Day Sunrise Service: Monday, November 11, 2019 | 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. – Monday, November 11, 2019 | 10:55 AM @ Donald M. Gordon Chinguacousy Park – Veteran Memorial, Brampton

4. Burlington Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Monday, November 11, 2019 – Details

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

Remembrance Day Parade | 10:15 AM @ Brant to Elgin Street, Elgin to Locust Street, Locust to Ontario Street, Ontario to Brant, returning to Central Public School after the Service.

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

5. Markham Remembrance Day Ceremonies

a. VARLEY REMEMBERS: Tours of the current exhibitions.

November 10 at 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM and on November 11 at 12:00 PM. @ Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Boulevard – Details

b. Markham District Veterans Association Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 9 | 10:30 AM @ Markham District Veterans Association and Cenotaph, 7 Washington St, Markham

c. Remembrance Day Service: Please join us for the annual Remembrance Day service honouring our Veterans, Military and their families. Details on Monday, November 11, 2019 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM @ Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Boulevard

d. Unionville Markham Remembrance Day on November 11 | 10:45 am @ Unionville Cenotaph, Crosby Arena, 210 Main St, Unionville, Markham – Details

6. Mississauga Remembrance Day Ceremonies

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

Sunday, November 3, 2019 | Parade 10:25 AM @ Army Navy and Air Force Headquarters, Ceremony 11:00 AM @ Army Navy and Air Force Cenotaph, 65 Third Street, Unit 262, Mississauga

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

Monday, November 11, 2019 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM @ Streetsville Cenotaph/Streetsville Village Square, Mississauga. Details

3. Royal Canadian Legion – Cooksville Branch 582

Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 10:15 AM @ 456 Hensall Circle, Mississauga, Parade from Cooksville Legion

4. Royal Canadian Legion – Port Credit Branch 82

Details

Monday, November 11, 2019 | 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Parade Time: 9:30 AM @ Port Credit Branch 82
Church Service: Trinity-St. Paul, Port Credit, 26 Stavebank Road
Ceremony: 11:00AM @ Cenotaph at Vimy Park, 29 Stavebank Road

5. City of Mississauga Remembrance Day Ceremony

Monday, November 11, 2019 | 10:30 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 November 10, 2019 | 10:00 AM @ The Royal Canadian Legion parade will proceed west along Lakeshore Road from 79 Jones St. to the Cenotaph for the Ceremony of Remembrance hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion.

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, 2019 | 11 AM @ Lakeshore Road to Trafalgar Road, and north on Trafalgar Road into George’s Square

Trafalgar Memorial Remembrance Ceremony:
November 11, 2019 | 11 AM @Trafalgar Memorial Park, 120 Oak Park Blvd, Oakville

8. Oshawa Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Monday, November 11, 2019 – 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.

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Parade & Service: Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 10:45 AM. to 12:00 PM

Service: Monday, November 11, 2019 | 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM @ Esplanade Park, One The Esplanade, Pickering Details

Newmarket Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies

The Newmarket Remembrance Day Parade will begin at 200 Doug Duncan Drive at 1 p.m. and march off at 1:30 p.m. The parade will proceed west on Water Street and Eagle Street, then arrive at Veterans Park located at Church and D’Arcy Streets for the service and wreath laying. The parade will route back, past the saluting base for dispersal back at Doug Duncan Drive. Details

November 10 | 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM @ Starts at Doug Duncan Drive proceeding to service and wreath laying at Veterans Park.

Richmond Hill

by Richmond Hill Royal Canadian Legion #375 Details

November 10 | 10:30 AM @ Richmond Hill Cenotaph in front of ML McConaghy Center
10100 Yonge St, Richmond Hill

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