November 8, 2016

Remembrance Day at Yonge + St. Clair

With Remembrance Day upon us, the entire country will be taking a moment at 11 a.m. to give a moment of silence and pay tribute to the men and women who serve, and have served this great nation in times of war, conflict, and peace. With ceremonies happening all across the nation, Toronto marks Remembrance Day with a number of beautiful ceremonies to honour fallen soldiers and veterans.


The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will be at Yonge + St. Clair‘s Mount Pleasant Cemetery for the Remembrance Day ceremony and invite any and all that can attend.

The ceremony will be held on the steps of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Mausoleum near the monument dedicated to the RCAF’s Lieutenant-Colonel William Barker, the most decorated war hero in Canadian history.

The full Remembrance Day ceremony, hosted The William G. Barker Legacy Group at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, will include remarks from RCAF Lieutenant-General Mike Hood and a flyby from a CC-130H Hercules stationed at 8 Wing Trenton.

The ceremony is set to begin at 10:15 a.m.

“On Remembrance Day, we will honour more than one hundred thousand Canadians who gave their lives in the service of their country and thousands more who came home from war zones wounded in body and mind. During the ceremony at Mount Pleasant, we will also honour the memory of Lieutenant-Colonel William Barker, a Canadian who flew with the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War and Canada’s most decorated war hero. He is an inspiration to us all.” – Lieutenant-General Mike Hood, Commander, RCAF

 Access to the ceremony is through the Yonge Street entrance of the cemetery north of St. Clair Avenue. Turn left inside the gates and follow the yellow line on the road to the Mausoleum.

If you cannot attend, please take a moment at 11 a.m. and pause to pay tribute to the lives lost and the victims of war.

We will remember.

This modified press release by the RCAF was written with the permission of the RCAF and Wright & Associates Group.