Toronto marked Remembrance Day with several services and events across the city on Wednesday.
On the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour, Canadians stopped and maintained a moment of silence for two minutes to reflect about Canada’s veterans.
Thousands of flags were once again planted overnight on the lawns in front of the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre — a patriotic sea of red and white to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
— Sunnybrook Hospital (@Sunnybrook) November 11, 2016
Toronto Mayor John Tory delivered remarks as part of a ceremony in front of the cenotaph at Old City Hall in downtown Toronto.
“Each and every year we are reminded of all the enormous sacrifices made by Canadian men, women and their families,” Tory said. “We are reminded of those who have served in the First World War, the Second World War, the Korea War, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and other conflicts and on many peacekeeping missions around the world.”
— John Tory (@JohnTory) November 11, 2016
A few blocks away, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne took part in a ceremony at Queen’s Park.
On Remembrance Day let us honour all those no longer here — as well as our veterans & active servicemen & women. https://t.co/EZMojSBSni
— Kathleen Wynne (@Kathleen_Wynne) November 11, 2016