Red tower for Remembrance Day

Free admission for veterans and military on Remembrance Day weekend

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An unusual museum building topped by a glowing red tower.

Photo: CMHR, Aaron Cohen

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A poppy‐red tower will glow atop the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in honour of Remembrance Day this weekend.

On November 9, 10 and 11, free admission will be extended to veterans and to active serving members of the Canadian armed forces, including reservists and cadets, and their families (up to three guests). Veterans and active serving military members will also be offered $5 admission throughout the rest of November.

What: Remembrance Day weekend 

When: Saturday, November 9 to Monday, November 11

Where: CMHR, 85 Israel Asper Way

The Museum will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Remembrance Day (November 11). It will be closed in the morning to respect the solemn nature of this occasion and encourage the public to attend morning commemorative services. 

The tower will glow red from dusk on November 8 until the morning of November 12. There are only two occasions during the year when the Israel Asper Tower of Hope changes colour – for Remembrance Day and Canada Day.


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