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The Soldiers’ Tower

The Soldiers’ Tower
The Soldiers’ Tower

Lest we forget

Through services of remembrance, historical artifacts and records, and the evocative music of the carillon, the University of Toronto’s war memorial provides a focal point for us to honour the sacrifices of the U of T community.

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Carillon: a call to remembrance

Our 51 bronze bells ring out from the Tower to serve ‘for all time an audible and daily reminder’ of the sacrifices of the university community during the Great War.

100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge (pdf)

U of T alumnus Thain McDowell received the Victoria Cross for his heroism at Vimy Ridge in April, 1917.

The man who wrote In Flanders Fields

Watch a clip from CBC's The National, telling the story of U of T alumnus John McCrae, who composed the iconic poem.

Our history: remembering U of T in wartime

Take a virtual tour, read about the main features of the building and access historical resources for students and researchers.

Resources for students and researchers

Learn about the history of the Tower, and of U of T in wartime.

Virtual tour

View the Tower in pictures.

Contact us

Contact us

The Soldiers’ Tower Committee, a sub-committee of the University of Toronto Alumni Association, assists the University to raise funds, looks after the memorial and does other volunteer work. Connect with us by email, phone or social media.

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