The Museum is located in the basement of the Regimental Church (St. Andrew’s Church) at the corner of King and Simcoe (75 Simcoe St.) one block west of University Avenue.
Take the Subway to St. Andrew’s Station, exit from the south King St. Entrance and walk one block west to Simcoe Street.
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Learn about someone’s military service
Our volunteers can research our records and help you find other sources for information about your relative’s service with the 48th Highlanders of Canada. Our research is provided free to relatives. Donations to support the Museum and our dedication to keeping alive the memory of those who served Canada are gratefully received.
Want to help out?
Volunteers come as many days as they wish, from one day a month to once a week. A minimum of two volunteers are required for the museum to open on any day to the public.
Special events are staffed by asking for volunteers. Volunteers arrive by subway, streetcar or train at their own expense. There is no parking at the church.
Volunteers may work independently at the museum on other days and times for tasks that they wish to do, such as research, display updating. Some data entry and research can be done on-line from home.
Volunteers do the tasks that they feel qualified to do and wish to do.
- Guiding visitors on tours and answering questions.
- Maintaining displays by cleaning cabinets, polishing uniform accoutrements and trophies.
- Researching the records of former Highlanders for descendants and showing them how to request service records from Library and Archives Canada.
- Receiving and recording donations of artefacts. (Accessioning)
- Entering data on the collection into existing computer files.
- Selling books and gift items to visitors.
The Museum was formed in 1959 at the Old Comrades Association then at 519 Church Street. The museum moved to its present location (St. Andrew’s Church) and was officially opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II on the 29, June 1997. The 48th Highlanders Museum is staffed by volunteers (most are former members of the Regiment) who serve in a variety of roles under the direction of the Museum Committee.
The Museum exists: to collect, preserve, and present the history, tradition and heritage of the 48th Highlanders of Canada; to exhibit the physical legacy of the Regiment and interpret its experience in war and peace and, to illustrate and commemorate the contributions that the 48th have made within the community of Toronto and the nation of Canada.
The history of the 48th Highlanders is presented for the benefit of former and present members of the Regiment and their relatives plus the general public. Further the museum exists to develop programs that broaden, and deepen the appreciation and understanding of the 48th Highlanders, stimulate interest in and maintain the relevance of the Regiment’s past for future generations.
- To create and maintain an exhibit that encompasses and highlights the heritage of the 48th Highlanders. The core theme of the exhibit is to illustrate the history of the Regiment through uniforms and accoutrement of its members.
- To provide a research facility to further communicate the history of the Regiment
- To support outside projects that further the mission of the museum.
- To provide former members or their family with data regarding their service in the Regiment.
This website is owned and operated by the 48th Highlanders Trusts, a private organization not related to the Department of National Defence. The content and links appearing on this website are the responsibility of 48th Highlanders Trusts and do not reflect the views or policies of the Government of Canada. Open-source information regarding the serving components of 48th Highlanders is provided courtesy of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Ce site internet est la propriété des 48th Highlanders Trusts qui en assure le fonctionnement; c’est un troisième partie du Département de la Défense Nationale et est privée. Le contenu et les liens qui figurent sur ce site sont sous la responsabilité de 48th Highlanders Trusts et ne reflètent pas nécessairement les politiques et les vues du gouvernement du Canada. Ces sources de renseignements concernant les membres des services actuels des 48th Highlanders nous sont gracieusement fournies par les Forces Armées Canadiennes.