Remembrance Day, the national Canadian holiday where we reflect and honour the Canadian veterans who sacrificed life and limb in battle, will be observed tomorrow and into Monday throughout the country.
Since the holiday falls on a weekend day, the holiday will be officially rolled over to this Monday, November 13, with countless companies and businesses closing to honour the day. As well as all of the current and past armed forces who have bravely fought for our country.
Although it's not a statutory holiday in Ontario yet, many government-run and public services will cease to open for the day.
Here is a complete list of what's open on Monday, November 13:
1. Beer Stores
2. LCBO Stores
3. Schools and universities
4. Municipal government (City of Toronto)
5. Toronto Public Library branches
6. Toronto Eaton Centre
7. Grocery stores
8. Ontario Science Centre
9. CN Tower
10. Royal Ontario Museum
11. Toronto Zoo
12. Fort York National Historic Site from
13. Ripley’s Aquarium
14. Hockey Hall of Fame from
15. Recreation programs at City of Toronto
16. Movie theatres
And here is what's closed, on Monday November 13th:
2. Provincial and Federal Government Offices
3. Canada Post
4. Art Gallery of Ontario
Meanwhile, Remembrance Day ceremonies to honour Canada's veterans will be taking place around Toronto and the GTA this weekend.
Nearly 12,000 flags will be planted on the lawn of the Manulife headquarters in Toronto this Saturday to honour the thousands who have died in battle. The flags will be present from Saturday morning to sundown for visitors to see.
Commemorations will be held at Fort York starting at 10:45 A.M. on Saturday. The tribute will include uniformed military officers who will make their way to the Avenue Military Cemetery, located at 250 Fort York Boulevard.
And Queen's Park will be holding a ceremony Saturday morning at 10:15 A.M., celebrating the lives of fallen soldiers by the Ontario Veterans' Memorial at 111 Wellesley Street West.
As always, each Remembrance Day ceremony will include a moment of silence at 11 A.M., marking the moment at which the cessation of hostilities ended on the Western Front of France during WW1, on the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month."
*we would like to note a correction in this article, the list now marked as what is open on Monday November 13th was originally listed as what is closed on Monday November 13th - that was incorrect. We have corrected the list and added the places closed for Remembrance Day Monday. Our apologies for the confusion.*