Canada’s Remembrance Day Nov.11 + “Anishinaabe First Nations in the War of 1812” Nov.14, 2012

This video presents “Remembrance Day Canada (‘Soldiers Cry’ by Roland Majeau)”:

  • “A salute to the men and women who have served and continue to serve this great country
  • Lest we forget”

Remembrance Day: Above, The Poppy
Remembrance Day: Above, The Poppy

Across Canada, Remembrance Day services recognizes the sacrifices and bravery of Canadian soldiers who served our nation in times of war, and during peace keeping missions, for nearly a century.

This year marks significant historical military milestones with the :

  • 95th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge
  • 95th anniversary of the capture of Passchendaele
  • 70th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid

Each year, from November 5 to 11, Canadians join together to celebrate Veterans’ Week.

  • This Veterans’ Week, take time to remember  by attending a Remembrance Day ceremony, visiting a local cenotaph or monument, sharing your thoughts of remembrance online, or wearing a poppy with pride
    • The poppy was first introduced as a symbol of remembrance in 1921 — a visual pledge to never forget the Canadians killed in war and in military operations

      • Two minutes of silence are observed at Remembrance services across the country at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year
    • Learn more and find remembrance events and activities in your area at

Remembrance Day Service in Ontario:

On November 11, 2012, starting at 10:45 AM (rain or shine), we will honour our veterans by remembering their selfless courage and commitment at Ontario’s Ceremony of Remembrance held at the Veterans’ Memorial:

  • On the front lawn of the Ontario of the Legislative Building
    (Queen’s Park, Toronto) there stands a 30-metre-long granite wall, etched with scenes from Canada’s military history
  • Ontario’s Veterans’ Memorial is dedicated to every man and woman who has served with courage to protect our freedom in times of war and in peace
  • Remembrance Day Service includes:
    • a 21-gun salute
    • a youth pledge
    • the laying of the wreaths on the Veterans’ Memorial Wall
  • People will have the opportunity to pin a poppy on the People’s Wreath to recognize the sacrifices made by our troops and give thanks for their extraordinary service
  • Two minutes of silence will be observed at 11 a.m.

City of Toronto’s Remembrance Day Services:

  • For those unable to attend, the Remembrance Day Service at Old City Hall is shown live on Citytv, CP24 and broadcast live on the radio station Newstalk 1010
  • TTC vehicles to pause on Remembrance Day

    • The TTC will join in honouring the nation’s veterans on Remembrance Day by bringing all of its vehicles to a standstill at 11 a.m.
    • The following announcement will be made immediately before the two-minute pause:

      • “Attention TTC customers, the Toronto Transit Commission will now observe a two minute pause in service and reflect on the sacrifices for peace made by Canadians.”

    • Subway and RT cars will be held at station platforms

    • Bus and streetcar drivers will stop their vehicles at a regular service stop prior to 11 a.m., and remain there during the pause

    • Wheel-Trans Operators will bring their vehicles to a stop at a safe location

    • Service will resume immediately following the observation of the two minutes of silence

    • On Sunday, November 11, Remembrance Day, decorated Canadian war and peacekeeping veterans can ride the TTC for FREE

      • War and peacekeeping veterans are required to show their service medals/ribbons to receive FREE access to TTC buses, streetcars, subway and the SRT

      • One companion will be allowed to ride for FREE as well

    • A gentle reminder:  No Subway Service Between Union & St Andrew Stations Nov.10-11 + TTC Public Meeting Nov.15, 2012

Remembrance Day in Manitoba

  • Special Rules for Retail Businesses This Year As Remembrance Day Falls on Sunday
    • Manitoba Family Services and Labour advises that in Manitoba, most non-essential businesses are required to close until 1 p.m. on Nov. 11 to commemorate Canadian contributions and sacrifices in wars and international conflicts

    • Remembrance Day this year falls on a Sunday and retailers in communities that normally allow Sunday shopping can be open, but must follow both the Remembrance Day rules and the Retail Businesses Holiday Closing Act (Sunday shopping rules)

      • This means retail businesses can be open no earlier than 1 p.m. and must close no later than 6 p.m.

      • Manitoba’s Remembrance Day legislation applies to

        • retailers that sell or offer to sell goods and services

        • tradespeople or professional services

        • rental companies

        • businesses charging admission to performances such as movies, concerts, theatre, exhibits and sportsevents

    • For further information, please visit or call Manitoba Employment Standards at 204-945-3352 in Winnipeg or 1-800-821-4307 (toll-free)

Aboriginal Soldiers and Veterans

  • Throughout Manitoba, Aboriginal veterans are recognized (on Aboriginal Veterans’ Day, November 8) and remembered in various ways by numerous organizations and communities and honoured at special events, Remembrance Day ceremonies, powwows and schools
  • Heritage Toronto  invites you to an upcoming FREE  lecture titled “Anishinaabe First Nations in the War of 1812,”
    • Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:00 pm
      • at Native Canadian Centre,  16 Spadina Road  (west side, north of Bloor) Toronto, Ontario
    • Given by Alan Ojiig Corbiere, former Executive Director of the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation in M’Chigeng, Manitoulin Island,
      • Alan Ojiig Corbiere comes to Toronto to detail his research, including interviews with elders, to uncover the names and experiences of Anishinaabe combatants in the War of 1812 – often left nameless in the European historical record
    • This lecture is presented in partnership with the Native Canadian Centre
    • Seating limited to 75 people

      • Please RSVP to

TTC Contact Info

  • Information on fares, routes, schedules and service
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  • Main Switchboard
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    • Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

City of Toronto Contact Info

Phone within Toronto city limits: 311

Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
(can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311)

TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
Fax: 416-338-0685

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