Use of Cenotaph Policy

By-Law Number
As Amended by

Legislative History: Adopted September 19, 2017 (By-law No. CPOL.-112-364); Amended July 24, 2018 (By-law No. CPOL.-112(a)-416)

Last Review Date: July 25, 2023

Service Area Lead: City Clerk

1. Policy Statement

1.1 This policy sets out the requirements for use of the Cenotaph located in Victoria Park, London, Ontario.

2. Definitions

2.1 Not applicable.

3. Applicability

3.1 This policy shall apply to persons seeking to use the Cenotaph.

4. The Policy

4.1 The Cenotaph and an area immediately surrounding shall be reserved for observances to honour Canada's war dead and those of Canada's allies who served in any war or peace keeping operation throughout the world.

4.2 Groups who intend to gather at the Cenotaph as outlined above, shall notify the City Clerk, by letter, two weeks in advance of their intentions, and the City Clerk shall determine if approval shall be granted for the requested use, only when satisfied that the proposed assembly is for a purpose and with a decorum consistent with the symbolism represented by the Cenotaph.

4.3 The management staff person responsible for use of Victoria Park and the City Clerk shall advise one another of known plans for the use of Victoria Park in order to avoid conflict with Cenotaph events.

4.4 The process for acquiring permission to gather at the Cenotaph shall be posted on the City of London’s website.

Last modified:Tuesday, April 09, 2024