City of Brantford announces 2023 Remembrance Day Services

Brant War Memorial and Cenotaph

BRANTFORD, ON – The City of Brantford is proud to join fellow Canadians on Remembrance Day as we pay tribute to the courage and sacrifice of those who served and continue to serve our country during times of war, military conflict, and peace. We encourage members of our community to join us on Saturday November 11, 2023 as we remember, with deep respect and immense gratitude, the remarkable sacrifices of others.

An overnight lighting display will take place at the Cenotaph located at the Brant War Memorial (6 Dalhousie Street) on Friday, November 10 beginning at 6 p.m. until Saturday, November 11 at 7 a.m.

A cadet vigil will take place Friday, November 10 from 6 p.m. to midnight, resuming again on Saturday, November 11 from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Everyone is welcome to view the In Remembrance special exhibit at the Brant Museum and Archives (57 Charlotte Street) on Saturday, November 11 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is by donation.

Residents are invited to attend the Remembrance Day Service at the Brant War Memorial (6 Dalhousie Street). Front row seating will only be available to veterans and their spouses or companions. Some bleacher seating will be available for the general public.

The order of proceedings for the City’s Remembrance Day Services and Parade on Saturday, November 11, 2023 is as follows:

  • 10:40 a.m.: The walking march leaves Harmony Square (89 Dalhousie Street) en route to the Brant War Memorial and Cenotaph (6 Dalhousie Street)
  • 10:50 a.m.: Civic Service of Remembrance at the Brant War Memorial, Brant Avenue and Dalhousie Street, Brantford.
  • 11:15 a.m.: A fly-pass will occur with the Lancaster courtesy of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, weather permitting

Leading the parade will be a 1945 Dodge ¾ tonne Air Portable Truck (APT), followed by a 1942 and 1952 Willys Jeep, provided by the Canadian Military Heritage Museum.

Following the ceremony, attendees are invited to a free Open House and a light luncheon at the Brantford Naval Veterans Association (54 Wadsworth Street).

Street closures

The following streets will be closed on Saturday, November 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for the City’s Remembrance Day Services:

  • Dalhousie Street between Market Street to Brant Avenue
  • Brant Avenue between Church and Colborne Streets

Detour routes will be signed to accommodate vehicular traffic.

Parking and transit

Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on November 11, 2023, free parking will be provided at downtown area municipal parking lots and for Veterans in the RBC parking lot. Parking time restrictions at on-street parking spaces in the downtown area will be waived.

Brantford Transit and Brantford Lift will offer free transportation from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to, and from the Brant War Memorial and Cenotaph (6 Dalhousie Street) for those attending the Remembrance Day Service. You can find updated routes and schedules at

Thank you to our community partners

The City of Brantford is grateful for all the efforts of those who have assisted in organizing the 2023 Civic Remembrance Day Service, including various veterans’ groups, organizations, the 56th Field Artillery Regiment, City of Brantford and County of Brant staff, our local MP, MPP, emergency services and various local school boards and legions.

Detailed schedules and information can be found at


Media Contact:

Sharon Sayles, Communications Specialist, Communications and Community Engagement
City of Brantford | 519-757-2840 |

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