Save the date! On Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 1:30 p.m., the Société d'Histoire de Toronto invites you to visit the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto,national historic site of Canada, where soldiers who fought in the First World War are buried. This visit is an opportunity to commemorate the centenary of the armistice of 11 November 1918.
Guided by Rolande Smith and Nicole Baboulène, you walk down the aisles to discover the graves and cenotaphs in memory of the Canadian soldiers who fought. You will see the monuments erected in honour of various Canadian regiments and the historic squares, such as the one established in honour of William George Barker, a pilot who received the Victoria Cross.
In addition, a focus will be placed on the role played by the City of Toronto during the two World Wars with its weapons and aircraft manufacturering factory, pilot training camps, etc.
Departure: 1:30 pm - Cemetery entrance gate on Yonge Street*, north of St. Clair. St. Clair Metro.
* IMPORTANT NOTE, there is no number at the cemetery gate on Yonge Street. Do not go to the number you could find on the Internet, it is simply the address of the administrative office.
Arrival: return to the Yonge Street gate.
Reservations are not required.