responsible for Canadian Army operations in the Canadian province of Ontario.
10,000 soldiers: 5,000 in regular force; 5,500 reserves and 1,200 civilian employees
The 4th Canadian Division, formerly Land Force Central Area (LFCA), is responsible for Canadian Army operations in the Canadian province of Ontario. The 4th Canadian Division is headquartered at Denison Armoury. The command was formed in 1991 and renamed in 2013.
LFCA was created on 1 September 1991, taking command of what was previously Central Militia Area and the Regular Force Army units and formations in Ontario from the northern Lakehead region to the border with Quebec. At that point in time, the six subordinate Militia Districts were reorganized into four: Northern Ontario District, London District, Toronto District, and Ottawa District. Later that decade, in 1997, the four reserve force districts were again reorganized into three brigade groups.
At the time of its creation in the early-1990s, it was housed on the grounds of the former base and subsequently moved ca 1993 to the Place Nouveau office tower at Yonge Street north of Finch Avenue; this was controversial as the offices of the Area Commander, Major-General Brian Vernon, were lavishly renovated, attracting political criticism and attention from the Auditor General of Canada.
In 2013, it LFCA was renamed 4th Canadian Division. With this change of name, the formation was also granted the identifying patch and historical lineage of the division that fought in the two world wars.
2 Area Construction Troop, 4 Engineer Support Regiment – Petawawa
21 Electronic Warfare Regiment – Kingston – On April 17, 2010, the regular force 2 Electronic Warfare Squadron and reserve force 772 Electronic Warfare Squadron combined to form the new 21 Electronic Warfare Regiment under LFCA.