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32 Canadian Brigade Group

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32nd (Reserve) Brigade Group
32 Canadian Brigade Group
32 Canadian Brigade Group (logo).jpg
32 Canadian Brigade Group – the Army Reserve in Toronto and Central Ontario.
Active 1942–1946
1 April 1997–present
Country  Canada
Lesser badge of the Canadian Army.svg
Primary Reserve
Type Headquarters
Part of 4th Canadian Division

LCol George Taylor Denison III Armoury

ASU Toronto
Motto(s) "Steadfast"
Official Website

32 Canadian Brigade Group (32CBG) of the Canadian Army is part of the 4th Canadian Division. It is centred on the Greater Toronto Area, as well as Niagara Region and Brantford. It is headquartered at LCol George Taylor Denison III Armoury in Toronto, Ontario.

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Brigade Command

Colonel Daniel Stepaniuk, CD, is the Commander of 32 CBG whilst Chief Warrant Officer David Turnbull, CD, is the Brigade Sergeant-Major. Brigade Headquarters has a staff of approximately 40 full-time and 20 part-time members, both military (Regular and Reserve) and civilian.


Second World War

32nd (Reserve) Brigade Group was created, within 2 Militia District, on 1 April 1942 when the reserve force in Canada was reorganized for the war. Like today, the formation consisted of part-time soldiers who paraded and trained on evenings and weekends. The brigade group was closed down on 30 January 1946 and the headquarters itself closed on 2 April 1946.[1] During its existence, the brigade group was headquartered in Toronto and it held the following organization:

1997 to Present

32 Canadian Brigade Group (CBG) was recreated on 1 April 1997, with its headquarters located in Toronto, replacing the Toronto District Headquarters. Resulting from a major restructuring of the army, it was established as one of ten reserve brigade groups organized across Canada.

Although 32 CBG has a short history, this cannot be said of its units. Regiments like The Governor General's Horse Guards, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, The Queen's York Rangers, The Royal Regiment of Canada, The Lorne Scots, and The Lincoln and Welland Regiment were all founded before Confederation. Most units have served in almost all of the military campaigns involving Canadians: Fenian raids, Red River Expedition, North-West Rebellion, South African War, both World Wars and the Korean War. Since the 1980s, they have been contributing to UN and NATO missions around the world.

Many soldiers of 32 Canadian Brigade Group have served on operations around the world. Nearly 70 members of the brigade deployed to Afghanistan in August 2006 and more than 120 others have recently returned from service in Kandahar during the winter of 2008-2009. The brigade has also played a big role in disaster relief at home, helping Canadians during the Manitoba floods and the January 1998 ice storm. It remains prepared to back up the emergency services of the Greater Toronto Area and Central Ontario whenever needed.


The role of 32 CBG is to produce well-trained Reserve soldiers to enhance Canada's combat capability. Like all Reserve brigades and units, it trains part-time soldiers to serve as the basis of national mobilization, to respond to emergencies in Canada and to augment the Regular Force overseas, and to be the army's link to the community.

32 CBG comprises part-time soldiers plus a small cadre from the Regular Force who help plan and execute the training. Soldiers of the Army Reserve ― traditionally, the Militia ― train an average of one night a week and one weekend a month. Many Reservists train full-time during the summer, because many of the younger soldiers are students.

Brigade composition


32 CBG is an infantry-heavy brigade with 2100 soldiers in 10 units based in Toronto, Aurora, Brantford, Scarborough, St. Catharines, Brampton, Oakville, Georgetown and Mississauga. It has two reconnaissance regiments, two field artillery regiments, a field engineer regiment and six infantry battalions. The brigade recently[when?] added two new, temporary armouries. The Queen's Own Rifles now have an infantry company in Scarborough, while the Toronto Scottish have established a company in Mississauga.


32 Canadian Brigade Group Branch Location
32 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters Toronto
The Governor General's Horse Guards Reconnaissance Toronto
The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment) (RCAC) Reconnaissance Toronto and Aurora, Ontario
7th Toronto Regiment, RCA Artillery Toronto
56th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA Artillery Brantford, St Catharines, Simcoe
32 Combat Engineer Regiment Engineer Toronto
32 Signal Regiment Communications Toronto and Borden, Ontario
The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Infantry Toronto (Downtown & Scarborough)
The Royal Regiment of Canada Infantry Toronto
The Lincoln and Welland Regiment Infantry St. Catharines
The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment) Infantry Brampton, Oakville and Georgetown
48th Highlanders of Canada Infantry Toronto
The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's Own) Infantry Toronto and Mississauga
32 Service Battalion Combat Service Support Toronto


In the Canadian Forces, an armoury is a place where a reserve unit trains, meets, and parades.

Site Date(s) Designated Location Description Image
Brampton Armoury
2 and 12 Chapel Street
1914–15 1991 Recognized – Register of the Government of Canada Heritage Buildings Brampton, Ontario

Housing B Company, The Lorne Scots, this centrally located, mid-size, rectangular building has a low-pitched gable roof.

Denison Armoury
1 Yukon Lane
Canada's Register of Historic Places Toronto, Ontario

Large centrally located building with a low-pitched gable roof houses 32 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters; The Governor General's Horse Guards; 2 Intelligence Company; 32 Combat Engineer Regiment; 32 Service Battalion; 32 Military Police Platoon; 2 Area Support Group Signal Squadron C Troop; ASU Toronto

Fort York Armoury
660 Fleet Street
1933–35 1991 Federal Heritage building; on the Register of the Government of Canada Heritage Buildings Toronto, Ontario

Designed by architects Marani, Lawson and Morris in an industrial area of Toronto; this large, two-storey, drill hall with a concrete, vaulted roof is home to The Royal Regiment of Canada, Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment), 32 Signal Regiment and 32 Canadian Brigade Group Battle School

Fort York Armoury Entrance.jpg
Captain Bellenden Seymour Hutcheson VC Armoury
70 Birmingham Street
2009 Toronto, Ontario

The Captain Bellenden Seymour Hutcheson VC Armoury is a shared facility with the Toronto Police Service. The Armoury is considered a "Green Building" in accordance with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDS) Green Building Rating System. This armoury is home to The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own).

Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Beckett Armoury
7535 - 9th Line
May 12, 2012 Mississauga, Ontario

The Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Beckett Armoury is a shared facility with the Mississauga Fire Department (Garry W. Morden Centre), Peel Regional Police Services and the Department of National Defence. The armoury is considered a "Green Building" in accordance with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDS) Green Building Rating System. This armoury is home to The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own) 75th Mississauga Company.

Moss Park Armoury
130 Queen Street East
Canada's Register of Historic Places Toronto, Ontario

Housing 7th Toronto Regiment, RCA, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 48th Highlanders of Canada, 25 Field Ambulance, this large centrally located building has a low-pitched gable roof.

Oakville Armoury Canada's Register of Historic Places Oakville, Ontario

A centrally located building with a low-pitched gable roof; home of A Company, The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment).

Col J.R. Barber Armoury
91 Todd Road
Canada's Register of Historic Places Georgetown, Ontario

Centrally located structure with a low-pitched gable roof houses C Company, The Lorne Scots.

Dalton Armoury Toronto, Ontario

Home of Buffs Company, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada.

See also


  1. ^ "Reserve Brigades - Second World War". Canadian 24 February 2013.

External links

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