Nov. 11: Attend Remembrance Day service in East York

One of six in-person events hosted by city in honour of those who died fighting for Canada

Remembrance Day services are hosted by the city across Toronto at six locations, including in the east end at the East York Civic Centre.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the events in person, as well as view some online, since the provincial guidelines now allow for greater capacity at the services.

The services commemorate those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War, Second World War, Korean War, peacekeeping and Afghanistan conflict.

The ceremony gets underway at the East York Civic Centre, Memorial Gardens, 850 Coxwell Ave. at Mortimer Ave., Nov. 11, 10:45 a.m. It will run until 12 noon.

The service will include:
• opening remarks from Lily Phillips, Zone D3 Deputy Commander, Royal Canadian Legion
• the national anthem
• “Last Post”
• two-minutes silence
• lament
• rouse
• act of remembrance
• “Commitment to Remember” read in French by WO Moreau-Barnard, 631 Sentinel Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron
• flypast by Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association
• address from the City of Toronto
• “Hymn to Freedom”
• “In Flanders Fields” read by Cadet Flight Corporal Amelia Kwan, 330 Danforth Tech RCACS
• prayers led by The Rev. Alex Bisset, Chaplain, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10
• wreath laying
• benediction
• royal anthem
• march off

Refreshments are to be served in the civic centre after the service.


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