What’s in the database right now?

Number of schools: 118
Other organizations: 3
Names on memorials: 47,232
Latest additions:
Mimico High School
David Hornell Junior School
New Toronto Soldiers’ Comforts Association
Wesley Mimico United (Methodist) Church

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In Flanders Fields the poppies blow— at home and far away

Finding new things to say about “In Flanders Fields” is tricky. Most Canadians can recite a line or two. Many know the whole poem off by heart; maybe pausing to ponder did the poppies “blow” or “grow.” (The answer is “blow” in the first line; “grow” in the last verse.)

On May 3, 1915, John McCrae, […]

A Fresh Look at Four Old Schools

We start 2015 with three “vanished” schools. The bricks and mortar of Grand Avenue, Humber Bay, and Silverthorn schools have gone, but their war memorials survive to remind us of students who volunteered for king and country.

Humber Bay’s memorial proudly displayed in its fourth location. ©2015 Toronto Branch OGS

A fourth school, Fairbank Memorial, rounds […]

Remembering in 2014

The year 2014 began with the promise of much remembering.

One hundred years since the outbreak of the Great War; 70 years since D-day in the Second World War. Princess Anne would re-dedicate Canada’s national war memorial in Ottawa, 75 years after her grandfather, King George VI, first unveiled it in 1939.