Toronto hosts Remembrance Day ceremony at Old City Hall

11 November 2022 / by Daniel Centeno

Toronto is commemerating Remembrance Day at the Cenotaph monument at Old City hall once again. 

The monument commemorates the sacrifices of Torontonians in the First World War. 

This ceremony is the second consecutive in-person public event during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The 2020 and 2021 ceremonies were limited to speakers, military personnel and bands. 

Toronto Mayor John Tory addressed the veterans present at the ceremony. His speech focused on the sacrifices of Canadian forces in past and present conflicts, as well as Torontonians that answered the call. “We can never forget the sacrifices of the past, but neither can we assume the way ahead is easy,” said Tory. “We gather here today and say loudly as a city – we will never forget.”

According to Tory, more than 10,000 Torontians were involved in the various wars during the 20th century. 

This year also marks the 80th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid in 1942, when Allied Forces participated in Operation Jubilee. More than 5,000 Canadian troops were involved, according to the city website. 

Listen to CJRU’s coverage of Toronto’s Remembrance Day ceremony: