3 free things to do on Remembrance Day

Toronto Sun - - NEWS - — Liz Braun

Here are three free things to do on Nov. 11:

1. REMEMBRANCE DAY SER­VICES

There will be Remembrance Day Ser­vices all over Toronto on Sun­day, but two of the best are at Fort York (250 Fort York Blvd.) and Old City Hall (60 Queen West).

At Fort York, a pro­ces­sion of mil­i­tary staff in pe­riod uni­form will walk at 10:45 a.m. from the west gate to the Stra­chan Av­enue Mil­i­tary Ceme­tery, which is where the pub­lic can gather. At 11 a.m. sol­diers of the Toronto Gar­ri­son who fell in the War of 1812 and sol­diers of all of Canada’s wars since, will be hon­oured.

At Old City Hall, fallen sol­diers from both World Wars, Korea, Peace­keep­ing and the Afghanistan con­flict will be re­mem­bered and hon­oured. 10:45 a.m. Ex­pect a crowd.

At 4:56 p.m. (sun­set) bells ring out across Toronto mark­ing the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of the First World War.

2. FILM TRAN­SCENDS BOR­DERS

The Eu­ro­pean Union Film Fes­ti­val is on now through Nov. 22, with two free movies ev­ery night at the Royal Cin­ema on Col­lege Street.

This is the film fes­ti­val of the Eu­ro­pean Union Con­sulates & Cul­tural In­sti­tutes in our fair city, and rep­re­sents a rare op­por­tu­nity to see award­win­ning movies on the big screen.

To­day’s of­fer­ings are Won­der­land, a Fin­nish dram­edy from film­maker Inari Niemi about a group of strangers with nowhere to go on Christ­mas. They all end up at the same farm­house with un­ex­pected re­sults. North Amer­i­can pre­miere 6 p.m. Subti­tles

At 8:30 p.m., see the Cana­dian pre­miere of

Lime­stone Cow­boy (Malta), a film from Abi­gail Mal­lia about a delu­sional man de­ter­mined to be­come Malta’s next prime min­is­ter. Subti­tles.

You must be 18+ to at­tend. Here’s the sched­ule: https:// euffto.com/in­dex.php/sched­ule

3. PICKLE BAR­REL STEPS UP

Are you a vet­eran or cur­rently in the Cana­dian Armed Forces?

If so, all 12 On­tario lo­ca­tions of the Pickle Bar­rel in­vite you to en­joy a free two-course meal on Remembrance Day.

Please present your ac­tive Na­tional De­fence ID, Cer­tifi­cate of Ser­vice Card, Record of Ser­vice Card, Vet­er­ans Af­fairs Canada Health Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Card, or Cana­dian Forces Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Pro­gram Card. Re­serve Forces also wel­come.

This is the fifth year that Pickle Bar­rel has of­fered its spe­cial Cana­dian Armed Forces Ap­pre­ci­a­tion menu. Mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor Adam Gil­bert is hop­ing to serve a record num­ber of Cana­dian vets and ac­tive mil­i­tary to­day. He said, “As a proud all-Cana­dian brand, we be­lieve it’s im­por­tant to show sup­port for Canada’s past and present Armed Forces.”

Check the menu in ad­vance.

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