Museum & Archives


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Archives
The archives are the official repository for The Salvation Army in the Canada and Bermuda Territory, and therefore:

  • collect printed, written, pictorial, audio-visual and other formatted records of enduring administrative, legal and/or historical significance to The Salvation Army
  • preserve and protect all collections in accordance with professional procedure
  • provide authorized use of any unrestricted data or artifacts related to The Salvation Army
  • liaison with Salvation Army heritage facilities in other territories as well as with outside archives and museums in regard to acquiring artifacts and archival records relating to the history of The Salvation Army in the Canada and Bermuda Territory
  • provide guidelines to Salvation Army officers, departments and corps, for the disposition of all forms of records produced in the course of the business of The Salvations Army
  • the archives are located at: 26 Howden Road in Scarborough, Ontario, M1R 3E4
  • researchers may use the resources available by appointment. Please phone 416-285-4344

Museum
The museum is located on the main floor of the Territorial Headquarters building at 2 Overlea Boulevard, Toronto, and is open to the public Monday to Friday for SELF GUIDED tours from 8 a.m to 3:30 p.m.  Guided GroupTours can be arranged by telephoning the office of the Director at 416-285-4344.

November  1st 1884 Copy of War Cry on Display in Museum.
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The War Cry display in the museum documents the evolution of The Canadian War Cry from 1884 to the present magazine format the ‘Salvationist’ An original copy of an 1884 War Cry is on display. Each page was 22 inches long and 16 inches wide and along with the fine print of the day made for some challenging reading.

Exhibits in the Museum Display

  • The early days of The Salvation Army, its origin in England and beginnings in Canada and in Bermuda,
  • The history of The Army as it spread across Canada from coast to coast and into Bermuda.
  • Artifacts from the loss of the Empress of Ireland in 1914.
  • The story of salvation Army music and ministry,
  • The late General Clarence D. Wiseman, the first Canadian to be elected General.
  • A ‘Youth and Children’s” display
  • The commencement of and ongoing work of The Salvation Army in Bermuda.
  • Grace Hospital History

Interesting artifacts on display for the visitor to view include:

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Contact us…
by telephone at (416) 285-4344 or by email

Grace Notes

Grace Notes

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Bread of Life

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Opinion & Critical Thought

Give It a (Sabbath) Rest

Give It a (Sabbath) Rest

Our lives are incredibly busy, but we ignore the fourth commandment at our peril.

The Power to Prevail

The Power to Prevail

How the Holy Spirit helps us conquer sin and do good.

Territorial News

Territorial Survey Reveals Most Valued Areas of Ministry

Results to help Army strengthen connection between behaviours and values.

Salvation Army Joins Faith Leaders in Condemning Persecution in Mosul, Iraq

Leaders stand with those committed to ensuring respect for the human rights of all.

International News

Salvation Army Responds After Earthquake in California, USA

Salvation Army Responds After Earthquake in California, USA

Emergency mobile feeding units sent to worst-affected areas in Napa and Vallejo.

Salvation Army Supports Ferguson Community after Fatal Shooting

The Salvation Army offers practical and spiritual support for the community of Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of a young man by a police officer.

Faith & Friends

Patricia Hyland’s New Path

Patricia Hyland’s New Path

The choice was clear: kill myself with alcohol or save myself with faith. Only I could decide.

Angels in Blue

Angels in Blue

For this Canadian traveller stranded at Heathrow Airport, two Salvation Army pastors were a godsend