East Toronto residents have a number of ways to observe Remembrance Day safely today.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, large gatherings for ceremonies at local cenotaphs will not be taking place at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11. It’s the same pretty much across all of Canada.
However, there are ways to mark the day virtually including accessing the City of Toronto’s website at https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/awards-tributes/tributes/toronto-remembers/upcoming-commemorations/
Also, you can find out information about live streaming of events from a number of sources including the Royal Canadian Legion’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CanadianLegion/
National television networks will also be broadcasting live from a very scaled-down version of the traditional National Remembrance Day ceremony from Ottawa this morning.
Locally, Beaches-East York Councillor Brad Bradford will live stream a Remembrance Day ceremony on his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/3666850653346018/
For more on Remembrance Day 2020 in East Toronto, please see our earlier story at https://beachmetro.com/2020/11/05/east-toronto-remembrance-day-ceremonies-going-virtual-for-this-year-due-to-covid-19/
Local historian and Beach Metro News columnist Gene Domagala also has a column about Remembrance Day that can be read at https://beachmetro.com/2020/11/07/beach-memories-graves-of-soldiers-buried-at-st-johns-norway-cemetery-a-place-to-remember-and-honour-canadas-fallen/