Toronto, ON

Community Application Name:

The Toronto Garrison & The Royal Regiment of Canada Association

Location :

Fort York Armoury, 660 Fleet Street, ON, M5V 1A9

Community Website :

Unveiling Date:

June 10, 2018

National Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials # :

Community Description:

With a diverse population of more than 2.7 Million people Toronto is Canada’s largest city and the provincial capital. Its military history is best represented at the Fort York National Historic Site which encompasses the Fort York Armoury and the new LAV III Monument, installed on the front lawn.

Fort York Armoury is associated with the reorganization and modernization of the militia and is one of twelve armouries constructed between the First and Second World War. It is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, is 122,300 sq. ft., has four stories and a 30,000 sq. ft. drill hall. Its roof’s structure is one of the largest lattice/lamella roofs in the world and is a Recognized Federal Heritage Building because of its historical, architectural and environmental value.

Fort York Armoury is the home to a handful of Toronto area Army Regiments who are also part of the Toronto Garrison and the 32 Canadian Brigade Group. In total there are 16 Regiments within the Toronto Garrison and 13 of them form the 32 Brigade, headquartered in Toronto. These Regiment are primarily army reserve units offering a variety of functions such as reconnaissance, field artillery, field engineer, infantry battalions and communications.

The LAV III Monument will offer the people of Toronto a special place to reflect and pay their respects to a new generation of veterans and it will also serve as a lasting tribute to the FALLEN by marking the final stop along their Highway of Heroes journey from CFB Trenton to the Toronto Coroner’s Office.