Veterans Memorial Garden, Victoria Park
On November 4, 2005, a garden in Victoria Park was dedicated to the Veterans. Located a few feet north of the Cenotaph at Dufferin Avenue and Wellington Road, the circular Veterans' Garden features poppy red flowers and foliage. Coniferous shrubs, placed at the gateways to the garden, represent centuries. The completing feature of the garden was the installation of a carillon and statue - a gift of the Dutch community - presented on September 22, 2006.
The Dutch community's memorial carillon is an expression of thanks to Canada and its Armed Forces for their immense role in the liberation of The Netherlands and Belgium, the carillon has 18 bronze bells suspended on a large stainless steel tower. A granite sculpture at the base depicts the locations of Canadian Forces cemeteries in The Netherlands and Belgium.
Veterans Memorial Parkway
London's Airport Road was officially renamed Veterans Memorial Parkway in a City ceremony held September 15, 2006. An ambitious landscaping plan is now underway that consists of commemorative stone features and literally thousands of trees along the parkway – from the 401 to Oxford Street. Visit the Veterans Memorial Parkway Community Program to learn more about the plan and how to participate in creating this enduring, natural monument to the service and sacrifice made by the men and women of the Canadian military.