Ahead of Remembrance Day, T.O. honour soldiers
Three days before Canada marks Remembrance Day, there were several events in the Toronto area Sunday honoring the sacrifices of Canadian soldiers.
In the city proper, members of Toronto's Queen's Own Rifles marched from Moss Park to the Necropolis and Crematorium near the Don Valley.
The event was held to commemorate the casualties of the Fenian Raids of 1866, when American forces attempted to raid British strongholds.
There was also a ceremony in Cobourg as members of the Royal Marines Association and the Royal Naval Association marched through the town. Veterans from as far away as Washington and New Jersey came in for the event.
Meanwhile, the city of Toronto will mark Remembrance Day this Wednesday at each of the city's civic centres.
The public is invited to attend the events, which will occur at
- East York Civic Centre Memorial Gardens at 10:45 a.m.
- Etobicoke Civic Centre Cenopath at 10:15 a.m.
- North York Civic Centre George Weston Hall at 10:45 a.m.
- Toronto Old City Hall Cenopath at 10:30 a.m.
- York Civic Centre auditorium at 10:45 a.m.
- Fort York National Historic Site at 10:45 a.m.
- Swansea Town Hall at 10:45 a.m.
- Toronto Zoo at 10:55 a.m.
For more information, please visit the city's website.
Last year, the city marked the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War by projecting the names of the 68,000 Canadian soldiers who died during battle onto the east tower of city hall.