On Sunday the Soldier’s Tower Memorial Room was open, and being a curious History Student and a general lover of all things U of T, I decided to stop by on my way to Robarts.
I’d known for a while that there was a memorial inside the Soldier’s Tower but I never really thought about actually going to see it until last week when I happened across the facebook page for it. The Memorial Room is next open on Tuesday 11 November, 11am-3pm (following the Remembrance Day Ceremony at 10:20). If you go to the Soldier’s tower on Remembrance Day you’ll also get to hear the 51-bell Soldiers’ Tower war memorial carillon. The opening hours for the Memorial Room for the rest of November can be found in this PDF.
You reach the Memorial Room by climbing up stairs lit by some beautiful stained glass and emerge into the room behind the big panel of stained glass that you can see from Hart House Circle. It is a truely beautiful place and reminds one of all the sacrifices that members of the U of T community, Canadians, and all Soldiers made during the World Wars.