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April 7, 2017
City of Toronto commemorates the Battle of Vimy Ridge
The City of Toronto will honour the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge at Fort York National Historic Site with a weekend of free events culminating in a commemorative ceremony in collaboration with the Canadian Armed Forces.

At the April 9 ceremony, Mayor John Tory will be joined by Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Premier Kathleen Wynne and other dignitaries.

Date: Sunday, April 9
Time: ceremony and remarks at 2 p.m. (Fort York open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Location: Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Boulevard

On April 8, the public can experience a full day of First World War-themed events and exhibits at Fort York. Complete information on the entire weekend's events is available at The public can also interact with these events on Twitter via the hashtags #C150TO, #Vimy100 and #Ontario150.

VIMY 100 Toronto is part of the City of Toronto's TO Canada with Love program, which celebrates Canada's 150th birthday. The event is presented by the City in partnership with Ontario150.

Find out more about the City's TO Canada with Love program and events at

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. In 2017, Toronto will honour Canada's 150th birthday with "TO Canada with Love," a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at and on Instagram at

Media Contact
April 8 - Justine Palinska
Economic Development and Culture

April 9 - Shane Gerard
Strategic Communications



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