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Remembering the Great War: 100 Years Later

Nov 11 @ 10:50 am - 4:00 pm

Join the McMichael Canadian Art Collection for a solemn day of remembrance


No admission fee for serving members of military and veterans with a valid ID. 


Remembrance Day Ceremony Commences  at 10:50 am

Our observance will commence with an Indigenous ceremony and special remarks by veteran Bryan Laforme, a former Chief of the Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation.

Toronto Children’s Chorus Performance at 12 pm

In recognition of the centenary of Armistice, the Toronto Children’s Chorus will perform Canadian and British songs related to the end of the Great War.

Gallery Tours from 12 pm to 3:30 pm

Public and family-oriented tours will position the McMichael’s exhibitions within the context of the Great War.

Drop-In Art Workshop from 12 pm to 3:30 pm

Help us create a meaningful field of poppies with our Create-a-Poppy workshop! Join this unique, collaborative project where participants will create poppies with thoughtful messages of remembrance. 

The Door You Came In at 3 pm

An extraordinary two-man performance of spoken word and song, The Door You Came In tells the story of a Newfoundland family and the war that changed it forever. Author David Macfarlane and musician Douglas Cameron collaborate in this remarkable production based on Macfarlane’s memoir, The Danger Tree: Memory, War, and the Search for a Family’s Past.

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About the Toronto Children’s Chorus

The Toronto Children’s Chorus is recognized as one of the finest treble choirs in the world. The Chorus is committed to the enrichment of children’s lives through the discipline, teamwork and unique camaraderie of fine choral singing.

About David Macfarlane 

David Macfarlane is a Toronto based journalist, playwright and novelist. Macfarlane’s best-selling Newfoundland family memoir, The Danger Tree, was greeted with international acclaim. His most recent novel, The Figures of Beauty, won the Bressani Literary Prize.

About Douglas Cameron 

Douglas Cameron, two-time Juno nominee, is a musician and a composer, has performed throughout Canada for over four decades.  As a composer for television his credits include shows with Showtime, HGTV, Bravo, CBC, Treehouse and HBO.




Nov 11
10:50 am - 4:00 pm
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Family Day
Creative Learning