Ontario Provincial Plaque

On Saturday, August 18, 2001, the Ontario Heritage Foundation unveiled a provincial plaque commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Warriors' Day Parade on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


The plaque reads as follows:

"At the end of the First World War (1914-1918), activities took place across Canada to commemorate the country's wartime efforts and to honour the over 60,000 Canadians lost. One of the most significant and lasting events was a veterans' parade held at the Canadian National Exhibition in 1919. Edward, Prince of Wales, opened the Exhibition and conducted a military review of the thousands of veterans who attended. In 1921, the annual parade became the highlight of the Exibition's new Warrior's Day (later Warriors' Day). The Warriors' Day Parade has marched through the Princes' Gates since 1927, honouring the veterans and the over 100,000 who perished in the Boer War, the Great War, the Second World War, the Korean War, and in peacekeeping missions around the world."