Royal Canadian Yacht Club Archives

Type: Archives

This archives preserves the records of one of Canada’s premier sailing and social clubs.



Archives / Library

The collection includes archival material relating to yachts and pleasure sailing on Lake Ontario and many original documents relating to the social history of Toronto, including

  • Documents on the history of the RCYC itself, the Canada’s Cup Challenges, membership registers, yearbooks, minute books, and annual reports.
  • Papers donated by prominent Toronto yachtsmen, such as Emelius Jarvis and Paul J. Phelan.
  • Drawings by yacht designers such as Herrick Duggan and George Cuthbertson.
  • Photographs of famous Toronto yachts.
  • News clippings, personal diaries, and yacht logs.
  • Lloyd’s Register of Yachts
  • Yearbooks of national and international yachting associations and back issues of American, British, and Canadian yachting magazines

Volunteer/Internship/Placement Opportunities:


Address & Contact Information:

141 St. George Street
Toronto, ON
M5R 2L8

Phone: 416.967.7245 ext. 351

Hours of Operation:

City Clubhouse Hours

Monday through Sunday 5:00 am to 11:30pm

Holidays: Monday through Sunday 5:00 am to 5:00 pm

Researchers must make an appointment.

Key Words: recreation, sport