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.
Join us in person or online for the 2022 Service of Remembrance.
On Friday, November 11, the U of T community will gather at the Soldiers’ Tower to honour those alumni, students, faculty, and staff who fell in the First and Second World Wars, as well as other conflicts. Come in person or watch the livestream.
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.
Features of the memorial
Find out what’s in the Tower.
Resources for students and researchers
Learn about the history of the Tower, and of U of T in wartime.
View the Tower in pictures.
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.