On Sunday, October 6, 2013 fire fighters and their families from across Ontario will converge near Queen's Park Circle, northeast of College Street, to honour fire fighters whose names have been inscribed on the monument.
The Memorial is staged on a red Maltese Cross that is an international symbol for firefighting. A bronze sculpture depicts a modern-day fire fighter rescuing a child from peril with a towering black granite monolith representing a building behind. White granite walls surround it, with the name, rank, and date of death of Ontario's fallen fire fighters, the earliest known being, William Thornton, who died on November 24, 1848.
The memorial ceremony will start at 13:00hrs.