The Royal Regiment of Canada

Unit Identification

The Royal Regiment of Canada crest

READY AYE READY

NEC ASPERA TERRENT

"And difficulties do not daunt"

Location

Fort York Armoury
660 Fleet W.
Toronto, ON  M5V 1A9

Fort York Armoury

Fort York Armoury

Join Our Team

Looking for full-time or part-time work? We are hiring and provide excellent career opportunities. Please do not hesitate to call or email our recruiter who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have and provide direction on how to apply to our Regiment.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: Corporal Kevin Leung
Phone: 416-203-4621
Email: rregtc.recruiting@gmail.com

Phone: 416-200-ARMY (2769)
Email: 32CBGrecruiting@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

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

When We Train

September to June:

  • Thursday evenings
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • one weekend per month.

Full-time summer employment is available from May to August.

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

Weapons:

Vehicles:

See a list of Canadian Army 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
Email: Christopher.Milosh@forces.gc.ca

News

New members of The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, a Toronto-based Army Reserve regiment, are given Coins of Remembrance to mark Remembrance Day.

Queen’s Own Rifles coins ‘a sacred obligation’ to their Fallen

Toronto, Ontario — A 20-year-old tradition of honouring 160 years of their Regimental Fallen with commemorative Coins of Remembrance is still going strong at the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada (QOR).
November 26, 2019

Sergeant Harrison Meyer from C Company (Medevac) 1-108th Assault Helicopter Battalion United States Army, explains how to load and unload a Blackhawk helicopter with Canadian Armed Forces medical personnel during Operation IMPACT in Kuwait

Italian Campaign a bond for soldiers in Kuwait

Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait — Italian and Canadian soldiers working side by side in Kuwait have formed a lasting friendship thanks in part to a little-known piece of Second World War history.
November 20, 2019

Sergeant Marnie Musson, a Medical Technician with Joint Task Force-Ukraine, mentors Combat First Aid training at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre in Starychi Ukraine

Canadian researcher investigating gender and peacekeeping

Toronto, Ontario — As the United Nations and militaries across the world work toward greater female representation in peacekeeping operations, a Canadian researcher is delving into this little-studied area to shed more light on the potential implications.
November 19, 2019

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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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