Lest we forget: Remembrance Day in Toronto

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TORONTO – 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.

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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.

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Toronto Mayor John Tory delivered remarks as part of a ceremony in front of the cenotaph at Old City Hall in downtown Toronto.

Services also took place at civic centres across the city including East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough and York.

Early Wednesday morning, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) hosted a ceremony at Mount Pleasant Cemetery at the steps of the Mausoleum.

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RCAF members from 16 Wing Borden had a parade, laid poppy wreaths and held a moment of silence.

The Toronto Transit Commission marked the occasion with a two minute service pause at 11 a.m. ET.

The TTC also offered free rides to members of Canada’s military, war and peacekeeping veterans.

Toronto City Hall and the CN Tower will also be lit up red Wednesday evening for Remembrance Day.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, who is in China for a trade mission, also marked Remembrance Day at the Sai Wan War Cemetery in Hong Kong.

At the ceremony, Wynne laid a wreath and delivered remarks to honour the 1,975 Canadian soldiers who fought to defend Hong Kong during World War II, including the 550 who died in battle or captivity.

Premier Kathleen Wynne lays a wreath at the Sai Wan War Cemetery in Hong Kong.

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