WWII Memorial Project

The Toronto WWII Memorial project is dedicated to the memory of Toronto’s 4200 men and women who sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we now enjoy.  Our goal is to build a permanent centre in the heart of Toronto to ensure the stories of each individual serviceman and woman are memorialized in a public space.  The memorial will be dedicated to their on-going recognition and to the need for on-going education about the cost of war.

John Feeley is a World War II Air Force veteran who flew with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He’s now a longstanding YBBA member, an Honorary Director of our association and a Yorkville businessman.  Throughout the years, John has volunteered his time to visit schools and talk to children about the experiences of war and about the men and women of Toronto who paid the highest cost for the freedom that we enjoy today.

It is John’s vision that a memorial be created to honour Torontonians who died in action in World War II. No such tribute currently exists. Whether virtual or physical, the memorial will raise our awareness and preserve these memories.

This committee is a work in progress. Everyone interested in becoming involved with this project is welcome to contact the YBB at info@ybba.org