Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Tanks and AFVs (5) Ontario, Toronto

Tanks and Armoured Fighting Vehicles in Ontario, Toronto

Data current to 11 January 2020.

The data found on this page has been compiled by the author.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any additions, correctons or amendments to this list of Armoured Fighting Vehicles in Canada would be most welcome. 

If you have information and photographs of armoured fighting vehicles missing from this list that you are willing to share, updates would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at

 (Author Photos)

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank, York Cemetery, 160 Beecroft Road.

 (Author Photos)

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 69036), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30129515, “Athene”.  This tank is one of two standing in front of the LCol George Taylor Denison Armoury, 1 Yukon Lane.

 (Author Photos)

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 69209), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30129688, “Ares”, LCol George Taylor Denison Armoury, 1 Yukon Lane. 

 (Author Photo)

M113 C & R Lynx (Serial No. unknown), Canadian Forces College, Toronto.

Information on the correct CFR number for this vehicle would be most welcome.  The hull number on the Lynx is on the upper right corner of the glacis plate (vehicle's right) in a rectangle deliberately left bare of grip tread paint, also on the rear door about 3" above the handle pivot and on the observer's hatch between the 2 hinge arm brackets.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKANNo. 4235116)

Centurion Main Battle Tank Mk. 5, 20-pounder main gun, on display at the Canadian National Exhibition, ca. 1965.

 (Paul Johnston Photos)

Leopard C2 tank (Serial No. 78-85066), Canadian Forces College, Toronto.  The Leopard C2 was a Leopard C1 with the original turret replaced with a remanufactured Leopard 1A5 turret with external spaced armour.

Greater Toronto Area

(City of Vancouver Archives Photo, AM1590-: CVA 298-018)

M3 Scout Car built by the White Motor Company, on parade in Vancouver, British Columbia, ca 1944. Widely used by Canadian troops during the Second World War, one is preserved in Ontario.

 (Scott M Duncan Photo)

M3 Scout Car, White Motor Company, USA601156, private owner.