RCMI UPDATE - July 29, 2021

RCMI Services is open for Member Dining, Take-out Services and Accommodations. 
Please continue to check the website for updates.  

Member Dining, Take-out Services and Accommodations are currently available. The Museum, Library and Fitness Centre will remain closed until further notice. We will continue to provide updates on our website and through the President's weekly messages and Dispatches. 

The RCMI is committed to taking all possible measures to ensure the health and safety of our Members, Guests and Staff, and has developed the following guidelines in accordance with Provincial and Municipal recommendations to help reduce the spread of Covid-19:

Face masks which covers the nose, mouth and chin must be worn at all times throughout the Institute including at events as required under City of Toronto by-law 541-2020, with the exception of eating and drinking while seated at a table (please refrain from leaving masks on eating surfaces).

  • Institute bedroom bookings are available to members and their guests who reside in Canada and travelling to Ontario. Members and/or their guests who have travelled outside of Canada, we ask that you delay from using the Institute for 14 days. We will continue to offer virtual events and communications to our Members living outside of Canada and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
  • We are currently accepting reciprocal club usage from members who reside within Canada.
  • We require Members to enter and exit the facility from the main University Street entrance and check-in with the Front Desk upon arrival. The Simcoe Street exit may be used only in the case of an emergency.   
  • When arriving at the Front Desk, Members and guests are requested to maintain physical distancing from the desk when interacting with Front Desk staff.  
  • Front Desk staff will screen all Members, guests, and employees daily before granting access into the Institute. If someone refuses to answer the screening questionnaire, they will not be permitted to enter the Institute. All Members, guests and employee names will be added to the daily log for contact tracing purposes.
  • Upon entry into the building, Members and guests will be provided access to hand sanitizer at the Front Desk; hand sanitizer stations will be available on all open floors (lobby, 2, 3 and 6).
  • Members and guests are encouraged to use the stairs, but a maximum of 2 individuals in the elevator is permitted at one time, if not from the same household. 
  • Cash will not be accepted throughout the Institute. Members will provide their member number to service staff but will not be required to sign their chit (honour system), guests will be asked to pay with debit or credit card. 
  • Members will not be permitted to leave belongings behind the Front Desk.
  • If a Member needs to speak with one of the members of the management team in person, they are requested to make an appointment in advance and will have a meeting scheduled in the Medals Room.
  • Please refrain from entering the Administration Office on floor 2.  If you do not have an appointment, please knock, and wait for assistance. 
  • Only two people in bathrooms encouraged at one time to maintain 2m physical distancing. 
  • Our Bedroom Housekeeping Staff will follow a prudent Cleaning/Disinfecting Checklist to ensure that our rooms are disinfected after each stay.
  • Items including , irons, ironing boards, mugs and glasses, information pamphlets and booklets, extra linens and pillows,  and bathroom amenities will be removed from all rooms. Only a bar of soap and shampoo will be provided in bedrooms. If guests require an amenity during their stay, they can contact the Front Desk.
  • Housekeeping refresh service will not be provided. Members may request a kettle, fresh linens, toiletries, and cleaning supplies by contacting the Front Desk. Upon delivery, items will be left outside of the door after knocking.       
  • There will be no breakfast service until further notice. Please refer to our website for F&B hours of operations.  
  • Upon booking, Members will be required to provide the name of the guest(s) that will be staying with them in their room during their stay. Only the registered Member and guest(s) will be permitted access to the 6th floor for the duration of their stay. 
  • Hours of operations for Take-out Services: Wednesdays to Fridays for lunch and dinner from 11:30am – 9:00pm, and Saturdays for dinner from 4:00pm – 9:00pm. 
  • Member Dining will be available in the Long and Short Bars starting July 28 with the same hours of operations as Take-out Services. Reservations for dining and drinks are encouraged. Reservations can be made by contacting Silvia Lau, Event Sales Manager at (416)597-0286 extension 121 or email catering@rcmi.org. 
  • Members and guests are required to remain seated once their table is assigned, unless using the washroom facilities or exiting the Institute.
  • A la carte dining menus can be found HERE.
  • Events will resume in the fall and be hosted at 50% capacity with physical distancing guidelines of 2m in place.
  • Some events will be available through a combination of in-person and virtual. 
  • Reservations for in-person events can be made by contacting Silvia Lau at (416)597-0286 extension 121 or catering@rcmi.org
  • Upcoming events will be updated on the website calendar. 
  • With physical distancing measures in place, room capacities and setups will be limited. 
  • Event attendee lists are required for pre-screening 24 - 48 hours prior to the event. Any attendee not pre-screened will be screened upon arrival at the Front Desk. 
  • For more information and availability, please contact Silvia Lau, Event Sales Manager at (416)597-0286 extension 121 or catering@rcmi.org.
  • Closed until further notice.
  • Closed until further notice.
  • Closed until further notice.

Our Mission 

The Institute is an independent member-supported organization which, promotes the study and discussion of military history, defence, security and international affairs, along with the operation of its museum, library and archives, for the benefit of its members and the interested public, through the provision of exceptional services within a unique collegial environment.

RCMI Front Entrance (Main Doors of 426 University Avenue)    
Library with stairs leading up to the Librarian's officeLibraryRed Baron Seat in the Long BarRoyal Canadian Navy display with model battle ships  

TTC Logo St. Patrick Station is located 43 meters North of The Royal Canadian Military Institute and is approximately a 1 minute walk.