For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS TORONTO 333
Third of her class to join the Navy, she was floated up on 18 December 1990, and commissioned at Toronto on 29 July 1993. From August 1994 until relieved by HMCS Montreal on 16 Jan 1995, Toronto was deployed to the Adriatic, for Operation Sharp Guard, to assist in enforcing the trade embargo against the former Yugoslavia. While so engaged she had been tasked to rescue Albanian refugees whose boat sank while crossing the Adriatic in an attempt to reach Italy. She returned to Halifax on 26 Jan 1995. In 1995, with Halifax and Terra Nova, she made a round of visits to European ports in commemoration of VE Day, en route taking part in the NATO exercise Linked Seas off Portugal. Toronto made a tour of eight Great Lakes ports in the fall of 1996. In January 1998 she sailed to join SNFL, and was detached on 10 February to the Persian Gulf to assist in carrying out sanctions against Iraq. She arrived back home on 16 June. Toronto again sailed for the Middle East on 5 December 2001, to join the US-led coalition against terrorism in Afghanistan, returning to Halifax on 27 May 2002.
On 14 Jan 2013 Toronto departed Halifax and arrived in the Arabian Sea on 3 Feb 2013 to begin her mission in Op ARTEMIS; returning to Halifax on February 27, 2014. Toronto departed again on 24 Jul 2014, for deployment in the Mediterranean with NATO. The cremated remains of several former service personnel were been embarked on HMCS Toronto and were committed to the sea on 09 Aug 2014 while Toronto was in the Mediterranean.
On 23 Jul 2015, Toronto was moved to the Irving Shipyard in Halifax to begin her Halifax Class Modernization Refit. She is the last of the Halifax Class frigates to receive this refit.
HMCS Toronto makes huge heroine bust on the high seas - 20 Dec 2013
HMCS Toronto Gets New Engine - 02 Feb 2014
Canadian Frigate HMCS Toronto end tour in St. John's - 24 Feb 2014
HMCS Toronto home after Arabian Sea deployment - 27 Feb 2014
Watch HMCS Toronto sailors make a heroin bust - 27 Feb 2014
HMCS Toronto set to leave Halifax port for Mediterranean - 24 Jul 2014