Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Humber Bay War Memorial


Humber Bay War Memorial
© Michael Harrison 2010



Humber Bay War Memorial - WWI detail
© Michael Harrison 2010

The Humber Bay War Memorial contains the names of the men of Humber Bay who fought and died in both World War I and World War II.   The monument for World War I was dedicated in July 1922.

The memorial was originally located adjacent to the old Humber Bay School at Ringley and Stephen Drive, but was later moved to the front entrance of the new school when it was built behind the old school fronting on High Street.  When the school was demolished in 1986 the memorial was moved to the front entrance of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 217 located in the old Stock House on Royal York Road just north of the Queen Elizabeth Highway (now Gardener Expressway).  The Legion remained at the Stock House for a number of years and only recently sold it for development at which time the memorial was moved to its current location at the Sir Winston Spencer Churchill Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion at 150 Eighth Street in the old Town of New Toronto.

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