October 30, 2014

Canadian war veterans and peacekeepers will team up with grade six students to launch the Toronto Royal Canadian Legion’s annual Toronto Transit Commission Poppy Campaign.  A kick-off event will be held on Friday, October 31, at 11 a.m. at Spadina Station, streetcar platform.

Canadian war veterans and peacekeepers will pin poppies on students to remind Toronto to wear a poppy and honour the men and women who served Canada.

On Tuesday, November 11, Remembrance Day, at 11 a.m., the TTC will bring all of its vehicles to a halt to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service on their country.

All TTC buses and streetcars will carry a sign on Remembrance Day reading “Lest We Forget” and a message will run on all platform video screens throughout the subway system.  The TTC Honour Guard will take part in the Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph at Old City Hall.

On Remembrance Day, all current and former members of Canada’s military and one companion ride for free on the TTC. 

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What: Launch of the Toronto Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Campaign.
Who: TTC Deputy Chief Executive Officer Chris Upfold, Royal Canadian Legion District D Commander Jay Burford, Canadian war veterans and peacekeepers, and grade six students.
Where: Spadina Station (streetcar platform),
When:  Friday, October 31, 2014 at 11 a.m.

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