The Royal Regiment of Canada
Badge and Motto
READY AYE READY
NEC ASPERA TERRENT
"And difficulties do not daunt"
Who We Are
The Royal Regiment of Canada is an Infantry Regiment located at Fort York Armoury in Toronto. The Regiment is part of 32 Canadian Brigade Group, a Primary Reserve formation of the Canadian Army.
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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.
Phone: 416-203-4600 extension 4672
Unit Parade Night: Thursday evenings 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel Tom Payne
Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer David C. Turnbull, CD
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.
For information about the vehicles and weapons used by the Canadian Army visit our Equipment page.
The Royal Regiment Of Canada
Fort York Armoury
660 Fleet W., Room #136
Toronto, ON M5V 1A9
Hours of Operations
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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