City of Toronto to commemorate Battle of Vimy Ridge centennial anniversary

The City of Toronto will honour the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge (VIMY 100 Toronto) at Fort York National Historic Site with a weekend of free events culminating in a commemorative ceremony on April 9 in collaboration with the Canadian Armed Forces.

 

A military parade and commemorative service by the Canadian Armed Forces will take place on April 9 at 2 p.m. and will be followed by the dedication of a Vimy oak tree within Fort York's Garrison Common. Fort York will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Multiple events will also take place on April 9 across Canada and in France to honour the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Visit http://www.canada.ca/vimy-100 for more information on the history and legacy of the battle.

On April 8, the public can experience First World War re-enactor displays of infantry, artillery, cavalry, medicine, music and food as well as Great War related exhibits and films. Fort York will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information on VIMY 100 Toronto events is available at http://www.toronto.ca/fortevents.

VIMY 100 Toronto is part of the City's Canada 150 TO Canada with Love program and is presented by the City in partnership with the Ontario150 program to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Province of Ontario in 2017. Visit https://www.ontario.ca/150 more information.