In the days leading up to Nov. 11, I barely saw any poppies on campus. I noticed the veteran in the mall selling poppies and the box at the Tim Horton’s counter, but in the bustle of campus, brand logos are much more prominent than the red emblem.
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Millennials are more likely to attend Remembrance Day services than any other age group in Canada, according to a poll Historica Canada released Monday.
On the brisk morning of Nov. 11, hundreds gathered at Old City Hall, in Toronto, to commemorate the fallen. At the annual Remembrance Day service, veterans, families of soldiers and supporters made a pilgrimage to the cenotaph to pay their respects and remember those who sacrificed their lives in war. The cross-generational importance of the day was underscored by the war poem […]
For two minutes this morning the City of Toronto stood still. Nothing could be heard save for the rustle of the wind as it blew through the microphones. At Old City Hall, crowds of people including Mayor John Tory cradled the Cenotaph with bowed heads of remembrance and hymns of sacrifice. One hundred years ago today on Nov. 11, 1916, […]
Chris Munro spent a good portion of his life either in the military or as a blue collar worker; he thought of himself as a physical man. After returning to civilian life, he wanted to get back into school but didn’t know where to start. This is where Bridges to Ryerson came in. It is a program operated through Ryerson’s […]