Schedule & Directions


Training will be for 1 hour on Sunday mornings from 10am-12pm for pipers, 12pm-1pm for tenor drummers, and from 2pm-3pm for snare drummers at the Toronto Scottish Armoury (70 Birmingham Street, in south Etobicoke).

All training takes place at the Toronto Scottish Armoury at 70 Birmingham Street (in south Etobicoke). Parents may listen quietly from a distance during the first lesson, however in general we ask that they not attend the lessons. There will be a comfortable separate room available for parents during the lesson time.

Note also that some training sessions may need to be cancelled due to inclement weather. We will make the determination by 8pm the day before if the classes are to be cancelled, and will notify students by email and through the Ryan Russell Memorial Pipe Band Facebook page.

Driving directions:

  • From the Gardiner Expressway, take the Islington St. exit.
  • Go south on Islington to Birmingham Street.
  • Turn left on Birmingham Street, and the Armoury will be on the left.
  • On-street parking is available.

Transit directions (subway/bus):

  • Take the subway line 2 (Bloor) to Islington Station.
  • Take bus 110 (Islington South) to Birmingham Street (16 stops, approx. 13 minutes)
  • Walk east on Birmingham Street to the Armoury

Transit directions (streetcar from downtown):

  • Take the 501 Queen streetcar westbound
  • Get off at the “Third Street” stop (13 stops and approximately 11 minutes past Humber Loop)
  • Walk 4 minutes north on Third Street to the Armoury