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Remembrance Day civic ceremony and City schedule

November 6, 2018 -

Remembrance Day is a municipal holiday and will be observed with a civic ceremony at the Cross of Sacrifice on Sunday.  (Please note that City of Kingston services and facilities run as usual on Sunday.)

Civic Ceremony – Cross of Sacrifice

The City's Remembrance Day civic ceremony takes place at the Cross of Sacrifice Cenotaph on King Street at the foot of George Street on Nov. 11.  Wreaths will be laid at the Cross of Sacrifice ahead of the ceremony by community groups, starting at 9:15 a.m. and by veteran and military groups starting at 10:15 a.m.

The bilingual civic service will take place from 10:45 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Spectators should be in place by 10:40 a.m. to see the parade march on ahead of the service. An ASL Interpreter will be present during the civic ceremony. There will be seating for veterans and people with disabilities.  The public is invited to watch the laying of the wreaths before the service.

To accommodate the day's activities:

  • King Street will be closed from Barrie to Lower University from 8:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Bagot Street will be closed from West to Barrie from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Ontario Street will be closed from West to Gore from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.