On this page we present images of our posters for the current and previous editions of the annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemorations in Toronto. Where there is additional material -- press packs, ancillary events, or other documentation -- we may also provide links.

2016 events

We CAN Abolish Nuclear Weapons!

Saturday 6 August 2016
Nathan Phillips Square & Peace Garden, Toronto

International Peace Activist Setsuko Thurlow
Hiroshima Survivor & 2015 Arms Control Person of the Year

2016 Grammy-Nominated Flutist Ron KorbRaging Asian Women Taiko Drummers • Pax Christi Chorale • Toronto’s Raging Grannies

Free, open to the public and family-friendly

4:30pm
Community Tables
6:00pm
Commemoration
8:30pm
Closing

…and join us for the
Hiroshima & Nagasaki
Poster and Survivors’
Artwork Display
City Hall Rotunda
August 9-15, 2016
10am–5pm

The Hiroshima/Nagasaki Day Coalition:

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
Toronto Area Interfaith Council
Tao Sangha Global Community
Physicians for Global Survival
Toronto Buddhist Church
Hiroshima Kenjin Kai
Pax Christi Toronto
Science for Peace
Toronto Article 9

Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance

Logo from Nayarit conference, 2014

Saturday 6 August 2016
Nathan Phillips Square and Peace Garden, Toronto

4:30pm
Community Tables
6:00pm
Commemoration
8:30pm
Closing

International Peace Activist Setsuko Thurlow
Hiroshima Survivor & 2015 Arms Control Person of the Year

2016 Grammy-Nominated Flutist Ron Korb
Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers
Pax Christi Chorale
Toronto’s Raging Grannies

This event is free, open to the public and family-friendly

Sponsors: Canadian Physicians for Research & Education in Peace • Conscience Canada • Canadian Pugwash Group • Greater Toronto NAJC

Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance

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Rededication of the Peace Garden

Date: Wednesday May 18, 2016
Time: 11:30 am
Location: Peace Garden Area (north-west side of Nathan Phillips Square, near Osgoode Law Society)

Program of the Day

11:30 am Invited guests arrive at the Peace Garden
11:35 am Choir Singing: Jarvis Collegiate Institute students
11:38 am Emcee (TBD) Introduction of dignitaries and background of the Peace Garden provided
by City staff
11:42 am Smudging Ceremony: Traditional Aboriginal Elder: Cat Crieger
11:48 am Mayor John Tory –Speech – 3 mins.
11:52 am Consul General of Japan Mr. Yasunori Nakayama–Speech
11:56 am Toronto's Poet Laureate: Anne Michaels
11:59 am Setsuko Thurlow, Hiroshima Peace Ambassador
12.04 pm Zul Kassamali, Chair Toronto Area Interfaith Council
12:07 pm Parliamentary Poet Laureate: George Elliot Clarke
12:08 pm Father Lombardi speaks and then goes to light the Eternal flame hands the mic to Phyllis Creighton. Phyllis speaks about the significance of the water while Setsuko Thurlow is pouring the water
12:15 pm Choir Singing: Jarvis Collegiate Institute students

2015 events

2015 HNDC poster

 

Press Releases and Statements

2014 events

2014 HDC poster

 

Across Canada events

See summary of events in other communities here.

Press Releases and Statements

2013 events

2013 HDC poster

 

Trudeau Centre panel, 14 March 2013

See event report here.

Across Canada events

See summary of events in other communities here.

2012 events

2012 HDC poster

 

Across Canada events

See summary of events in other communities here.

Chernobyl, Fukushima, Darlington and Beyond

The HDC was a sponsor of the April 24, 2012 event "Chernobyl, Fukushima, Darlington and Beyond", organized by Veterans Against Nuclear Arms. Other sponsors included Voice of Women and Science for Peace. See this link for text and audio of Angela Bischoff's keynote speech.

2011 events

2011 HDC poster

 

2010 events

2010 HDC poster

 

More material on the 2010 archive page

2009 events

2009 HDC poster

 

2008 events

2008 HDC carte d'invitation

More information on the 2008 event page

 

This year's events

See main page for events during Hiroshima/Nagasaki week, August 2016.