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May 12, 2016
City of Toronto to affirm The Royal Regiment of Canada's Freedom of the City
In a public ceremony at Nathan Phillips Square, Mayor John Tory will affirm the Freedom of the City granted to The Royal Regiment of Canada.

Date: Sunday, May 15
Time: noon
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.

The ceremony will follow a parade from Moss Park Armoury to City Hall by The Royal Regiment of Canada and its military band. The Freedom of the City is an ancient honour dating back to Roman times that is granted to military units allowing them the privilege to march into a city with drums beating, colours flying and bayonets fixed. The Royal Regiment of Canada, an Army Reserve Regiment based at Fort York Armoury, was granted the Freedom of the City on its 100th anniversary in 1962. Today, this ceremonial honour is granted to a military unit with historic ties to the area in appreciation of its dedicated service.

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