Crowds gather for the Remembrance Day Service on November 11, 2016, at the Cenotaph at Toronto’s Old City Hall. The sunlight from Bay Street floodlights the cenotaph. 


                                Entry of the Colour Parties


The Last Post, sounded by Corporal Daniel Howells, 7th Toronto Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, as onlookers gaze upward at the flypast of World War I aircraft from Harvard Aircraft Association and the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

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         Those who remember reflect, each in their own way.


Mayor Tory shares personal thoughts and expresses gratitude on behalf of the city to those who served in Canada’s armed forces


Soldiers attired in uniforms from the Boer War, World War I and World War II stand silently beside the wreaths at the base of the cenotaph.


                                Soldier in uniform from the Boer War


    Soldier in camouflage stands guard at the base of the cenotaph.


                               Soldier in camouflage gear.


The 7th Toronto Regiment Band, RCA, solemnly plays as the wreaths are laid at the base of the cenotaph at Old City Hall.


                             Veterans chat and quietly remember.


                                          Lest We Forget.


For a link to thoughts on Remembrance Day 2016.


For a link to thoughts on Remembrance Day in 2011.


A link to an obscure war memorial inside Toronto’s downtown Bay Store.


A link to the history of the cenotaph at the Old City Hall.


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Books by the Blog’s Author

Toronto’s Theatres and the Golden Age of the Silver Screen,” explores 50 of Toronto’s old theatres and contains over 80 archival photographs of the facades, marquees and interiors of the theatres. It relates anecdotes and stories by the author and others who experienced these grand old movie houses.  


   To place an order for this book, published by History Press:

https://www.historypress.net/catalogue/bookstore/books/Toronto-Theatres-and-the-Golden-Age-of-the-Silver-Screen/9781626194502 .

Book also available in most book stores such as Chapter/Indigo, the Bell Lightbox and AGO Book Shop. It can also be ordered by phoning University of Toronto Press, Distribution: 416-667-7791 (ISBN 978.1.62619.450.2)


Another book on theatres, published by Dundurn Press, is entitled, “Toronto’s Movie Theatres of Yesteryear—Brought Back to Thrill You Again.” It explores 81 theatres and contains over 125 archival photographs, with interesting anecdotes about these grand old theatres and their fascinating histories. Note: an article on this book was published in Toronto Life Magazine, October 2016 issue.

For a link to the Toronto Life article: torontolife.com/…/photos-old-cinemas-dougtaylortoronto-local-movie-theatres-of-y…

The book is available at local book stores throughout Toronto or for a link to order this book: https://www.dundurn.com/books/Torontos-Local-Movie-Theatres-Yesteryear

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Another publication, “Toronto Then and Now,” published by Pavilion Press (London, England) explores 75 of the city’s heritage sites. It contains archival and modern photos that allow readers to compare scenes and discover how they have changed over the decades. Note: a review of this book was published by Spacing Magazine, October 2016. For a link to this review:


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