TORONTO REMEMBRANCE TOUR: Exploring Toronto’s Military Monuments
“To men who fall as they have fallen, death is no evil” ~ Pericles
This tour pays tribute to the men and women in Toronto who have served in the Canadian military, as well as the civil police and firefighter services. We explore the various military monuments in the downtown core, and in so doing unveil some of the military traditions in Toronto and Canadian history.
We meet outside the Royal Ontario Museum, and then walk south through the University of Toronto campus, Queen’s Park Circle and University Avenue. Some of the monuments that we visit include the 48th Highlander Monument, Soldiers Tower, which is the second largest military monument in Canada, two captured cannons from the Crimean War, the Veteran’s Monument at the legislative assembly, the Airmen’s Monument at Dundas and University, the Boer War monument at Queen and University, and we conclude at the cenotaph outside Old City Hall.
This is an ideal tour for those interested in Canada’s military history, and it could also conform to a curriculum study of Canadian service in times of conflict.
Things You will Need to Know about this Tour
- It begins on the steps located on the east side of the Royal Ontario Museum.
- It finishes at the cenotaph outside Old City Hall, on Queen Street West behind Yonge and Bay Streets.
- It takes about two hours and is conducted entirely outdoors.
- It is not circular, it does not finish back where it starts. The closest subway station to the start is “Museum”. The closest subway station to the ending point is“Queen”. Both the starting and stopping points are very close to the subway.
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Dates & Times
Mondays at 2.00 p.m.
This tour is available throughout the entire calendar year. REMEMBER, if it is not scheduled for when you want to do it, just let us know, and we’ll change our schedule just for you!
$25.00 for one or two people
$20.00 each for three or four people
$15.00 each for five or more
Students and Youth – $10 for Elementary & High School Students
We offer GIFT CERTIFICATES and special discount passes for visitors who plan to attend more than one tour. Contact us to find out more information.