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Toronto Remembrance Tour

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

This tour takes place in the University of Toronto, Queen’s Park and University Avenue neighbourhoods, and takes about 2 hours.

Please email or telephone (416) 487-9017 to make reservations for this tour.  Once your tour reservation is confirmed, you will receive all the information on exactly where the tour starts, where it ends, how long it is, and other important information.

We recommend booking ahead to guarantee availability.  Our calendar can often fill up in advance.  Although it can be difficult for us to arrange last minute tours, it’s possible that we may already have a tour booked that you can join.  Please feel free to contact us by email at or by telephone at (416) 487-9017.

We usually require a minimum of four people for a tour.  However, if you have fewer people than that, feel free to contact us by email at or by telephone at (416) 487-9017, to see if there is a tour that you can join.

The tour cost is based on the number of people in your group.

A tour for four people costs $25 per person.

A tour for five, six or seven people costs $20 per person.

Tours of eight people or more cost $15 per person.

Do you have a large group of grade school or high school students, or other large numbers?  We can usually arrange a lower rate for some groups, depending on the situation.

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