by Malcolm Jolley

Every November 11 at 10:45am the lobby of the Fairmont Royal York is transformed from a place of leisure and commerce to one of remembrance and civic awareness for the hotel’s Remembrance Day Ceremony, open to all who wish to come to pay their respects to the men and women who have served Canada. I spoke to Melanie Coates in the video below about the ceremony, which includes features unique to the hotel and also about life at the hotel during the Second World War.

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Malcolm Jolley is a founding editor of Good Food Revolution and Executive Director of Good Food Media, the non-profit organization that publishes GFR. Follow him at Photo: John Gundy.