City events commemorate 60th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy|
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On June 6, 1944, Canada took part in the invasion that would mark the beginning
of the liberation of France and the end of the Second World War. Beginning May
31, the City Hall Rotunda (100 Queen St. W.) and the Toronto Reference Library
(789 Yonge St.) will host displays commemorating the 60th Anniversary of D-Day
and the Battle of Normandy.
The City Hall displays (Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., weekends from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) include:
· scale models of military aircraft, land vehicles and marine vessels
· memorabilia from the Jewish War Veterans Association of Canada
· photographs of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, courtesy of Veterans Affairs
· a Salvation Army display
· the Memory Project of the Dominion
· photographs of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, courtesy of Toronto Archives
· Juno Beach Centre information.
The Toronto Reference Library (Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday
and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30 to 5 p.m.) has two exhibits:
· The Home Front: 1939-1945
· Remembering D-Day: June 6, 1944.
Also on Sunday, June 6, the City will broadcast the official ceremony from
Normandy, France in the City Hall Rotunda. The ceremony will be taped earlier
in the day, and it will be shown continually. Seating will be available.
Tanya Imola, Protocol Officer, 416-392-6745