The Royal Regiment Canada

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The Royal Regiment of Canada



"And difficulties do not daunt"


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

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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: Sergeant Fred Jung
Phone: 416-203-4621

Phone: 416-200-ARMY (2769)

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




See a list of Canadian Army weapons and vehicles.

Who We Are

The Royal Regiment of Canada is a Primary Reserve infantry unit based out of Fort York Armoury in Toronto, Ontario, and is one of Canada's finest and oldest light infantry units.

Infantry soldiers are the Canadian Army's primary combat fighters, and are responsible for closing with and engaging the enemy. The primary duties of an infantry soldier are to expertly operate a wide range of weapons, use sophisticated equipment for communication, navigation, and surveillance, operate with support elements such as aircraft, watercraft, and other combat arms elements, engage in unarmed combat, employ survival fieldcraft, and conduct patrols and offensive and defensive operations.

Infantry soldiers continuously train to maintain their combat capabilities, but are also ready to support non-combat operations, including delivering humanitarian aid, peacekeeping missions, and training coalition forces.

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.

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Command Team

  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant-Colonel Adam A.F.M. West, CD
  • Regimental Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer M. Najlis, CD

Contact Us

The Royal Regiment of Canada
Fort York Armoury
660 Fleet St
Toronto, ON, M5V 1A9
Phone: 416-203-4607

Our History

The Royal Regiment of Canada was founded on March 14, 1862 as The 10th Battalion Volunteer Militia Rifles. Through growth and amalgamation, the unit would go on to be renamed several times, including The 10th Battalion Royal Regiment of Toronto Volunteers, The 10th Battalion Royal Grenadiers, and The Royal Regiment of Toronto Grenadiers after being amalgamated with The Toronto Regiment. The unit would adopt its current name of The Royal Regiment of Canada on February 11, 1939.

The Royal Regiment of Canada, and the units that it perpetuates, would go on to participate, in whole or in part, in almost every major conflict and operation the Canadian Militia and Canadian Armed Forces has participated in, from the Fenian Raids of 1866, to the War in Afghanistan until 2014. Most recently, members of the unit have deployed on Operation IMPACT in Iraq, Operation REASSURANCE in Latvia, and Operation UNIFIER in support of Ukraine.

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The Band of The Royal Regiment of Canada

Established on November 21, 1862, the Band of The Royal Regiment of Canada is one of the oldest permanently organized bands in Canada. Based out of Fort York Armoury in Toronto, the Band has performed across Canada, the United States of America, and internationally. Distinctly recognizable for their full dress scarlet tunics and bearskins, the Band provides ceremonial support to The Royal Regiment of Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces, and has received critical acclaim for their many musical recordings.

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