48th Highlanders Museum

Type: Museum

This museum, located in St. Andrew’s Church, collects, preserves, and presents the history, tradition and heritage of the 48th Highlander of Canada, an infantry reserve regiment, from its founding in 1891 to today’s active battalion.




Provides records of the 48th Highlanders of Canada and its members, however, detailed Military Service Records are located at the National Archives of Canada. Research and research guidance is provided for free for descendants and family members of the 48th Highlanders who have served.


The history of the 48th Highlanders of Canada is shown through uniforms and accoutrements. A large photo collection expands on the battalion history. The museum also provides the stories of individual soldiers through artefacts.

  • Distinguished Regimental Individuals
  • Early Regiment 1891-1914
  • Africa 1899-1902
  • World War One 1914-1918
  • World War Two 1939-1945
  • Service in Afghanistan
  • Service in Canada
  • Regimental Sports
  • NATO Service
  • Regimental Bands
  • Cadet Corps
  • Medal Collections
  • Headdresses
  • Arts and Literature
  • Padres of the Regiment
  • WW1 Trench Art
  • Gas Warfare
  • Military Food

Volunteer/Internship/Placement Opportunities:

Volunteer opportunities are available. Volunteers provide guidance to visitors, participation in special events, general museum maintenance, artefact handling and data recording.

Address & Contact Information:

73 Simcoe Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5J 1W9

Entrance through St Andrew’s Church front doors on King Street

Phone: (416) 596-1382
Email: geordie48@sympatico.ca
Website: http://48highlanders.com/04_03.html

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday & Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (All year)

Or, by appointment for groups

Key Words: military