The Royal Regiment of Canada

Unit Identification

The Royal Regiment of Canada crest



"And difficulties do not daunt"

Fort York Armoury

Fort York Armoury, 660 Fleet Street, Toronto, ON, M5V 1K9

Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: 2Lt Jamie Ibbett
Phone: 416-203-4621

Or contact

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Contact a recruiting centre near you.

When We Train

Unit Parade Night: Thursday evenings 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Trades In Our Unit




See a complete list of Weapons and Vehicles.

Who We Are

The Royal Regiment of Canada is one of Canada’s finest and oldest Light Infantry units, being formed in 1862. We have fought in all major conflicts that the Nation has been involved in; including the Northwest Rebellion (1885), both World Wars, the war in Afghanistan, as well as in support of numerous international and domestic peace-keeping and other operations. Our soldiers represent the diversity of citizens of Toronto, and we take great pride in maintaining a close relationship with the community.

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel J.A. Nonato, CD
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer V. Persaud, CD

Contact Us

The Royal Regiment Of Canada
Fort York Armoury
660 Fleet W.,
Toronto, ON
M5V 1A9

Phone: 416-203-4600, Ext. 4610


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Our History

The Royal Regiment of Canada is an infantry unit, part of Canada’s Army Reserve. It was formed in 1936 as the result of the amalgamation of two famed reserve units, The Royal Grenadiers, and the Toronto Regiment. Located in Toronto Ontario, it is one of the oldest army regiments in the Canadian Forces and traces its roots to 1862 when a regiment of volunteers was formed and named the 10th Battalion of the Royal Grenadiers. In response to a perceived threat of an American invasion, the Regiment was first called out in June 1866. It marched to Fort Erie, Ontario to meet the Fenian-Americans who were threatening to invade Canada from the south. The Fenians withdrew before the Regiment arrived and the Regiment reverted to its part-time reserve status.

The Regiment was again called out by the Federal government to help quell the Métis insurgents during the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. After an arduous and punishing 1300 kilometre westward march during a harsh winter, it arrived at Batoche, Saskatchewan where it led a bayonet charge that captured the Métis leader Louis Riel. The Rebellion ended, and after a trial, Riel was hanged for treason. Over a century later, Riel is now honoured as a Father of Confederation and Manitoba has declared a public holiday in his honour.

The Band of The Royal Regiment of Canada

Established in 1863, the Band of the Royal Regiment of Canada is the oldest permanently organized band in the Canadian Forces and is based at Fort York Armoury in Toronto. The Band provides ceremonial support to the Canadian Forces through its many ensembles - a colourful marching band, a concert band, a jazz ensemble, a swing orchestra, a brass quintet, and a fanfare trumpet quartet.

Read more of our band history.

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