Cabbagetown Remembers – November 11

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Cabbagetown Remembers – November 11

November 11 is Remembrance Day and like many neighbourhoods, Cabbagetown has a number of stories to tell about those citizens who were drawn into the conflicts of the past.

Gilles Huot of the Cabbagetown Preservation Association has written an excellent article at Inside Toronto that is worth reading if you are interested in Cabbagetown’s history.

He writes of the memorials and burials at St. James Cemetery and the Necropolis for soldiers killed in the First World War and by the influenza epidemic that followed, Walter Allward who designed the Canadian National Vimy Memorial and lived on Amelia St., Jack Nichols who painted many of the scenes from the Second World War and Ainsworth Dyer who was killed in Afghanistan in 2002 and is buried at the Necropolis.

Lest we forget.

Cabbagetown Uncovered: Remembering Cabbagetown’s veterans from the First World War to Afghanistan and the sculptor who created the Vimy memorial in France

If you wish to attend any of the Remembrance Day events on Wednesday, the following are located closest to our neighbourhood:

Little Trinity Church, 425 King East
St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 227 Bloor St East
Old City Hall, 60 Queen Street West
Queen’s Park, 111 Wellesley Street West
Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Blvd.

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