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Norfolk County will join Canadians across the country on Remembrance Day in paying tribute to the courage and sacrifice of those who served and continue to serve our country during times of war, military conflict, and peace. Residents are encouraged to join a local ceremony or take a moment on Saturday, November 11, 2023, to remember and honour the sacrifices of our soldiers.

Remembrance Day Services on November 11 will be held in communities across Norfolk. Residents should be aware that some roads will be closed between 10:15 and 11:45 a.m. as ceremonies commence. Please plan to arrive by 10:45 a.m. Additional information can be found at


This ceremony takes place at the Carillon Tower at Norfolk Street North and Wilson Drive. Road closures are as follows:

  • Norfolk Street North from Bonnie Drive to Union Street
  • Wilson Drive from Norfolk Street North to Bertha Street
  • Alligator Lane from Kent Street North to Norfolk Street North

Service takes place at Old Town Hall at 76 Main Street. Road closures are as follows:

  • East Church Street from Albert Lane (Waterford Arena) to Main Street
  • Main Street from East Church Street to Nichol Street

Port Dover
Festivities begin at the Port Dover Legion Branch 158 before heading downtown. Road closures are as follows:

  • Market Street East from St. Patrick Street to Main Street
  • Andrew Street from Market Street East to Park Street
  • Park Street from St. Andrew Street to Main Street
  • Main Street from Park Street to Chapman Street East

Port Rowan

A service will take place at the Cenotaph on Lakeshore Road, just west of Ellis Street. 

St. Williams

The service will be held at the Cenotaph on Townline Street and Queen Street following the event in Port Rowan.


The ceremony will be held at the Cenotaph on King Street.

County Closures

Norfolk facilities and services may have schedules altered in the coming days.   

Norfolk County Public Library

All branches will be closed on Saturday, November 11. Regular hours will commence on Monday, November 13.

Health Unit
All branches will be closed Monday, November 13, reopening Tuesday, November 14. For public health emergencies or hazards, such as outbreaks, food poisoning, meningitis, or rabies, please call the after-hours emergency phone number at 1-877-298-5888.

Social Services and Housing
Simcoe and Dunnville office locations will be closed on Monday, November 13, reopening Tuesday, November 14. For crisis support, such as emergency accommodation, call the Victim Services Support Line at 1-800-264-6671.

Recreation Facilities The Simcoe Recreation Centre, Simcoe Seniors’ Centre, Annaleise Carr Aquatic Centre, Delhi Friendship Centre, and all County arenas will be closed on Saturday, November 11, with regularly scheduled programming resuming on Sunday, November 12.

Heritage and Culture
All museums and Norfolk County Archives will be closed November 11; however, the Waterford Heritage Agricultural Museum will be open for this special Remembrance Day event.

Ride Norfolk
Ride Norfolk will operate as usual.

ServiceNorfolk offices will be closed on Monday, November 13, returning to regular hours on Tuesday, November 14. Residents may email [email protected], staff will reply to emails in priority sequence when offices reopen.

Transfer Stations
Transfer stations will be open regular hours both on Saturday, November 11, and Monday, November 13.

Waste collection
Waste collection is unchanged. Residents are encouraged to use the Recycle Coach app for instant access to their area’s collection schedule, personalized reminders, and more.

Essential and critical services
Fire and Paramedic Services will continue to operate as usual.

For emergencies regarding forestry, parks and facilities, public health, roads, water, sewer, and drainage, please call 1-877-298-5888. For after-hours By-law Enforcement, use the OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) non-emergency line number at 1-888-310- 1122.

Norfolk County wants to thank all of Canada’s brave service members both past and present for their sacrifice so that everyone here at home can enjoy a peaceful and prosperous way of life. Lest we forget.