The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada is Canada's oldest continuously serving infantry regiment, standing on guard since 1860.
To learn more about the "QOR" please visit our website. Beside the large amount of reference and historical information on our site, you can also find how to visit our museum in person at the historic Casa Loma in Toronto, Ontario.
The cataloguing of our collection is a work in progress. Our dedicated volunteers continue to both catalogue and enter the data into our database. Please check back regularly for updates.
Below are direct links to some common searches on our site to help make things a bit easier for you:
The Keyword Search button allows you to perform a general search across multiple fields for any catalog records online. Keyword searches use OR as the default connector between words (e.g. a search for Hanley Ranch will return records associated with Hanley OR Ranch). If you want to find records where both keywords are found, type in AND between the two words. To search for a specific phrase, be sure to put the phrase within quotes (e.g. "Rocky Pine Ranch"). You can also use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard (e.g. a search for histor* would come up with records containing history, histories, historical, etc.). Searches are not case sensitive.
The Search by Term button is the easiest way to search for by specific people, creators, subjects or search terms. Click on the specific letter under the appropriate heading to see a list you can choose from.
The Advanced Search button can help you be more specific with your search. You can search for a word or phrase within a particular search category or use multiple categories to further narrow down your search results. For example, searching White in the People field will bring up any records associated with a member of the White family, without having to sift through black & white photographs. You can also search People and Creator records through Advanced Search. Phrase searching with quotes and use of wildcards (*) are available in Advanced Search.
The Random Images button is a great way to just browse the collection. Each Random Images page displays a random assortment of images from the records online. If something piques your interest, click the thumbnail to view a larger version of the image.
You can use the Catalog Searches (Archives / Photos / Libraries / Objects) to help narrow down your search, by only searching with a selected catalog. If you only want to search for Photos, click the Photos button and type in your keyword(s) or phrase. You can also browse records within that catalog without performing a search. Phrase searching, wildcards (*) as well as AND/OR statements are available when performing catalog searches.