Let us never forget

Remembrance Day is about showing our respect and gratitude to the serving and previous members of our armed forces who have sacrificed for our country.

Find your moment – honour those who have served and show thanks for their sacrifice.

This year, please put health and safety first while observing Remembrance Day. You can pay tribute to our veterans and active service members by:

Honouring our heroes — past and present

On November 11, we pay tribute to members of the Canadian Armed Forces who fought to defend our values and freedoms, and to those who continue to serve our country today. Watch this video and take a moment to honour their courage.

Queen’s Park Ceremony of Remembrance

We will honour our veterans and active service members at an outdoor service in front of the legislative assembly in Toronto. To reduce the risk of exposure or spread of covid 19, this year’s ceremony will follow provincial health and safety protocols, including having fewer attendees. We encourage members of the public to join online via the YouTube livestream link below.

Date: Thursday, November 11
Time: 10:45 a.m.
Online: Ontario Veterans' Memorial on the front lawn of Queen’s Park

This ceremony will include a moment of silence and the laying of wreaths.

Program

  • Welcome
  • Arrival of platform party
  • Viceregal Salute
  • O Canada
  • Act of Remembrance
  • Last Post
  • Two minutes of silence
  • 21-Gun salute
  • Lament
  • Reveille/Rouse
  • Remarks
    • The Hon. Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario
    • The Hon. Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries
    • Brigadier-General Peter Scott, Commander, 4th Canadian Division
  • Prayer
  • In Flanders Fields
  • Prayer
  • Commitment to Remember
  • Wreath laying
  • God Save the Queen

Wreaths will be laid on behalf of the following groups and organizations

  • Army Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada (ANAVETS Ontario Command)
  • Archives of Ontario
  • Consulate General of Antigua and Barbuda
  • Consulate General of Argentina
  • Consulate General of Australia
  • Consulate General of Austria
  • Consulate General of Bangladesh
  • Consulate General of Bulgaria
  • Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia
  • Consulate General of Czech Republic
  • Consulate General of Denmark
  • Consulate General of France
  • Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Consulate General of Ghana
  • Consulate General of Greece
  • Consulate General of Hungary
  • Consulate General of India
  • Consulate General of Israel
  • Consulate General of Italy
  • Consulate General of Japan
  • Consulate General of Korea
  • Consulate General of Kosovo
  • Consulate General of Malta
  • Consulate General of Netherlands
  • Consulate General of New Zealand
  • Consulate General of Pakistan
  • Consulate General of Paraguay
  • Consulate General of Philippines
  • Consulate General of Poland
  • Consulate General of Serbia
  • Consulate General of Sri Lanka
  • Consulate General of Sweden
  • Consulate General of Turkey
  • Consulate General of Ukraine
  • Consulate General of United Kingdom
  • Consulate General of United States of America
  • Consular Corps Association of Toronto
  • Historica Canada
  • Malayan Volunteers Group
  • Métis Nation of Ontario
  • Naval Club of Toronto
  • Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Ontario Black History Society
  • Ontario Police Memorial Foundation
  • Ontario Provincial Police Association
  • Ontario Provincial Police
  • Ontario Teachers' Federation
  • Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists
  • Police Association of Ontario
  • Royal Commonwealth Society - Toronto Branch
  • Toronto Police Association
  • Sikh Motorcycle Club of Ontario
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Family of RSM George McKiel
  • UNITED SIKHS

With sincere thanks

  • Legislative Assembly of Ontario
  • The soldiers, sailors and aircrew of 4th Canadian Division / Joint Task Force (Central), Canadian Armed Forces
  • Regional Cadet Support Unit (Central), Canadian Armed Forces
  • Toronto Paramedic Services
  • Toronto Police Services
  • Toronto Transit Commission
  • Royal Canadian Legion, Ontario Command

The Poppy Design is a registered trademark of The Royal Canadian Legion, Dominion Command and is used under license.

Updated: November 11, 2021
Published: September 11, 2015