TORONTO DID CANADA PROUD ON LAND, SEA & AIR DURING ‘THE GREAT WAR, 1914-18

<ABOVE – encampment on the grounds of the University of TORONTO><PHOTO – Overseas Contingent – largest military parade ever held in TORONTO; Queen’s Park in the background.>TORONTO was headquarters for a military district spanning central Ontario, and became a focal point for recruiting, training and sending men and women off to war.  As the War neared its end, the city faced food shortages and the Spanish flu pandemic.<ABOVE – Robert Ford Gagen’s painting “Shipbuilding – Ashbridges Bay, 1918”.  During World War I there were four active shipyards in TORONTO.  This one was at the foot of Sherbourne Street.  Front and centre, the War Taurus><LEST WE FORGET – Remembrance Day, 2018>