The City’s virtual commemorations will focus on the diversity of Toronto’s participation in times of war and significant milestones, as 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and 100 years of marking Remembrance Day with a public ceremony.
Commemorative activities planned for Remembrance Day include:
In addition, Torontonians can view the Mayor’s official proclamation, learn how the City remembers and access a virtual Golden Book of Remembrance and additional resources on the City’s virtual commemorations web page at https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/awards-tributes/tributes/toronto-remembers/upcoming-commemorations/
"Throughout Remembrance Week, we will remember and honour all Torontonians and Canadians who fought for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. I encourage all Torontonians to participate in acts of remembrance such as the wearing of poppies and observing a moment of silence on November 11 to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice."
- Mayor John Tory
“When Canada’s largest city turns its iconic Toronto sign red on Remembrance Day, it draws the nation’s attention to how we must join together to acknowledge the sacrifices made by Veterans who have fallen in the service of their country and honour the courage of those who still serve. The Legion very much appreciates significance of this proclamation by His Worship Mayor John Tory.”
- Thomas D. Irvine, Dominion President, The Royal Canadian Legion
"While we observe the Act of Remembrance differently than we have ever before, it is my hope that all our veterans, their families, along with all members of the Royal Canadian Legion as well as those from the community will continue to stay safe and pay their respects on November 11 without gathering. I hope that everyone will continue to practise social and physical distancing and follow all public health guidance. On behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion ‘District D’, I would like to thank Mayor Tory, and the City of Toronto for their commitment to ensure that the service of the fallen and our veterans continue to be respected, especially as we live through these unprecedented times. Lest We Forget."
- Gerry Morgan, District D Commander, Royal Canadian Legion