Originally prepared in 2014 for the centenary of the start of “the war to end all wars”, this presentation documents the role that Toronto played during that conflict.
For the most part, we envision Canada’s coming of age during the Great War by thinking of the great battlefields of Europe. But in Toronto and other cities across the country, those who stayed at home also played a vital role in supplying the war effort. This presentation documents how the people of Toronto reacted to the news of the declaration of war, how they worked in factory to build armaments, how they viewed the enemy across the Atlantic, and how they lamented the fallen.
For more information on military heritage, you can also read about the presentation on the History of Remembrance Day.