Cenotaph In Toronto Vandalized After Remembrance Day

“Ye broke faith with us” was spray-painted on it.

The Cenotaph at Toronto’s Old City Hall has been vandalized, a day after Remembrance Day.

In the early morning on Tuesday, photos emerged showing the Cenotaph defaced with spray-paint.

“#BREAKING: Someone has vandalized Toronto Old City Hall’s cenotaph overnight. Hundreds gathered yesterday around the cenotaph for Remembrance Day. @CP24 has a crew on scene and will provide you with the latest.”

The message in the spray-paint was “Ye Broke Faith,” a reference to In Flanders Fields:

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.”

Toronto Police are investigating.


Spencer Fernando

Photos – Twitter