Since 2013, the memorial project has been dedicating memorials at the location of key battles that are marked by Regimental Battle Honours. The dedication of the memorials will continue over a number of years and has been broken into manageable parts in order to achieve key milestones.
With 2014 marking the 100 year anniversary of World War I (The Great War), the Project has an initial goal to place key memorials commemorating the efforts of the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles and the 3rd Battalion (Toronto Regiment).
2014 to 2020 – World War 1 Memorials
- St Julien (Completed 2013)
- Passchendaele (Completed June 2014)
- Mount Sorrel (Completed 2016)
- Somme Campaign – Flers-Courcelette (Completed 2016)
- Somme Campaign – Ancre Heights (Completed 2016)
- Somme Campaign – Pozieres (Completed 2016)
- Hill 70
- 100 Day Offensive (Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Cambrai, Valenciennes) (Planned 2017)
In 2019, we marked the 75th year anniversary the Italian Campaign of World War II and dedicated two key memorials that marked the beginning and the end of this significant campaign for the Governor General’s Horse Guards.
2017 to 2019 – World War 2 Memorials
- Liri Valley (Completed 2019)
- Gothic Line
- Melfa Crossing
- Misano Ridge (Completed 2019)
- Lamone Crossing (Completed 2019)
- Fosso Munio (Completed 2019)
2015 to 2020 – Canadian and ‘Other’ Memorials
- South Africa
- Northwest Canada (Phase 1: July 2013) (Phase 2 Planned: Summer 2017)
- War of 1812 – Canada
- Toronto Memorial (Phase 1 completed: November 2015)
A project has various memorials designed that are custom tailored to the historical significance of a site and recognizes key architectural or natural features of the surrounding area. The memorials are being appropriately situated at a Battlefield or within a community to highlight the significance and historical meaning of the location and its relationship to the Regiment. Each memorial will include a description of the battle or event that occurred and recognition of the Regiment’s contribution in that effort.
Where appropriate, combined memorials with other units are being undertaken.
The placement and maintenance of these memorials will be a coordinated and cooperative effort between private landowner, local municipalities and the Regiment.