Denison Armoury

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Denison Armoury
General information
Type Drill Hall / armoury
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Address 1 Yukon Lane
Current tenants headquarters of 4th Canadian Division, Joint Task Force Central, and the 32 Canadian Brigade Group
Owner Canadian Forces

Lieutenant-Colonel George Taylor Denison III Armoury, commonly known as Denison Armoury, is a Canadian Forces facility located at 1 Yukon Lane in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is in the northeastern corner of Downsview Airport just west of the W.R. Allen Expressway (Allen Road) on Sheppard Avenue West. The Armoury is the headquarters of 4th Canadian Division (formerly Land Force Central Area), Joint Task Force Central, and the 32 Canadian Brigade Group. It is also home to several units of the brigade.

The armoury is named for George Taylor Denison III, a Canadian Militia commander, judge and Toronto alderman.

History[edit]

The current armoury replaced the previous location at Dufferin Street at Highway 401, now site of Costco's Downsview store. After the closure of CFB Toronto, now Toronto/Downsview Airport, the armoury was relocated next to the new site for Land Force Central Area. The closest major intersection is Sheppard Avenue West and Allen Road. Nothing remains of the original armoury.

Armoury[edit]

In the Canadian Forces, an armoury is a place where a reserve unit trains, meets, and parades. In addition to the headquarters elements, the armoury also serves as the home to several Primary Reserve units. including the Governor General's Horse Guards, the 32 Combat Engineer Regiment, the Area Support Unit for 32 Canadian Brigade Group, and several cadet corps/squadrons of the Canadian Cadet Movement.

Site Date(s) Designated Location Description Image
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 Services Charlie Troop; 2 Area Support Group - Garrison Toronto

The original armoury was located at 3621 Dufferin Street.[1] Built in 1961, the two storey complex was demolished in 2003 and now vacant.[2]

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Coordinates: 43°45′10″N 079°28′08″W / 43.75278°N 79.46889°W / 43.75278; -79.46889 (Denison Armoury)