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Bagpipers to fill Yonge Street on Remembrance Day

Every November 11, Toronto hosts an array of Remembrance Day ceremonies, but this year, the somber event is being amplified and extended all along Yonge Street with a special musical tribute.

Kilted bagpipers will span Yonge Street at nine different intersections from Richmond Street all the way up to Grosvenor Street. They'll all play "The Lament" for two minutes after the moment of silence at 11 a.m.

It's a great opportunity to stop what you're doing and step outside to see and hear the players for a few minutes, which is sure to lead to a reflective moment.

In addition to the honoured bagpipers, every single screen at Yonge and Dundas Square will display the image of a red poppy at 11 a.m.

Photo by Bruce Reeve from the blogTO Flickr pool.


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