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The Toronto Railway Museum (TRM) Operating Hours

The Toronto Railway Museum is open 5 days per week (Wednesday through Sunday) from 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 5:00 p.m.. Admission to the museum is $5.00 for those 14 and older, and $3.00 for children under 14. The Miniature Train ride tickets are a separate fee and are $3.50 for those 14 and older, and $2.50 for children under 14. The miniature train rides operate currently only on weekends and holidays until mid June when it will operate 7 days per week until Labour Day.  Click here for more information.
We want to thank the thousands of visitors who visit our museum, enjoy the miniature railway and donate to the Toronto Railway Museum. Your support made it possible for us to continue to celebrate and interpret Toronto's fascinating railway history. Our hard-working volunteers continue to be busy restoring our equipment and preparing new displays. If you wish to join us in this endeavour, please contact us. We are always looking for new volunteers, no matter what your skill level. A desire to contribute is all that is required.


TRHA Open Doors Event happens this weekend!

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Each year since 2002 we have hosted an open house in Roundhouse Park and the John St. Roundhouse.   In 2002, we simply opened the doors to the Roundhouse and let visitors peer in at the collection of dust covered buildings, engines and rolling stored inside.  As we grew the museum over the next few years and officially opened it in May of 2010 we continued to open our busy summer season with a two day event on the same weekend as Toronto's Doors Open event and it has become a tradition.

We continue this year with what we call our "17th Annual TRHA Open Doors Event" on Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Above and beyond visits to our existing Museum, diesel cab simulation experience, rides on our miniature train and our Don Station Gift Shop, we will offer added attractions as follows\;
  • Visits to our Caboose, GO Cab Car and Cabin D
  • A train show featuring three operating model railway exhibits and several railway related exhibits including a tribute to Via Canada on its 40th Anniversary
  • Visits to the restoration area where a fireless steam locomotive and the first CP Diesel Switcher are being restored  
  • FREE admission to the Museum (Train rides will be available at the normal ticket prices) 
So this is a great weekend to come out and visit us and talk to our staff and volunteers about the museum and its development. Looking forward to meeting you all!

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Celebrate Family Day Weekend with the Toronto Railway Museum this weekend!

This year we will have activities for children of all ages. For older children we have a museum scavenger hunt, where kids can explore the museum and learn more about Toronto’s railway history while searching for clues. For younger children we offer a museum bingo card, which allows kids and parents to think about the shapes, colours, and numbers they see in the museum. There will be prizes available for those who participate! As always we also have our railway simulator and model trains to enjoy. We will be open all weekend, Feb. 17-19, 12 to 5 p.m. and these activities are included in our museum admission prices.

Black History Month exhibit

This month we also a special Black History Month exhibit which focuses on the achievements of 32 black inventors, many of whom were very involved as pioneers in the development of the railways of North America.

Do come out and visit us on any one of the three days!  

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Clare Copeland Eletrical Station - Status!

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The Clare Copeland electrical station has been under development for many years now right behind our Roundhouse Museum.  It was designed to be almost completely underground and, as shown in the rendering above, is to have a park-like above ground presence.

The excellent Urban Toronto website has a very current article at the link below which speaks to and shows how it looks now that it is finally nearing completion:

Posted by Russ Milland


Celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday at the Museum!

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Do come down to Roundhouse Park and the Toronto Railway Museum to celebrate Canada's birthday this weekend - July 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

This coming Canada Weekend will be a great time to come down and visit us because:
  • Our brand new Go Transit exhibits are now open - the original GO Cab Car (as seen above) and a great GO Transit history exhibit inside the Museum.
  • On Saturday July 1st we will have extended hours until 8:00 p.m. A spectacular fireworks display will explode from the top of the CN Tower right beside us at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 1st
  • We  will open additional attractions just for this weekend such as the Cape Race observation car.
  • You can now visit the brand new Rec Room "eats and entertainment" complex right next door in Roundhouse Park.  Both they and Steam Whistle Brewery will be open until at least 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.
Posted by Russ Milland, TRHA


Toronto Railway Museum featured on CTV's "Knight in the Morning"

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Yesterday, our TRHA CEO and President, Phil Spencer, participated in the production between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. of a 23 minute long CTV "Knight in the Morning" episode on Facebook and a 7 minute additional episode on Twitter.

It was most interesting to see that Anwar, the CTV interviewer and Sara, the CTV videographer did all of this with a microphone connected to a cellphone used as a video camera.

These videos provide a great introduction to our Toronto Railway Museum! Well worth watching!

The Facebook video can be watched by clicking here.

The Twitter video can be watched by clicking here.

Posted by Russ Milland; Images by Russ Milland


Season Opener this weekend: Toronto Doors Open Event at our museum!

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Once again this year, the Toronto Railway Museum will be participating in Toronto’sDoors Open weekend event on Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.  We will once again be featuring a modest train show in our three stalls as well as access to our restoration workshopsl.

Museum admission will be free on these two days. Regular rates apply to train rides on our miniature railway.

In addition to an expanded set of museum attractions being open for this special event, we are also featuring GO Transit’s 50th Anniversary with two brand new exhibits:
  • A fully restored 1967 GO single level Cab car which will be open for visits this weekend
  • An extensive display of historic GO Transit artifacts on display inside in our Museum
Also new this season is a comprehensive exhibit on the history of the famed CP “Canadian” passenger train from the 1950’s and you will have the opportunity to tour the CP’s Cape Race observation car and view the excellent restoration work underway by our volunteers.

So do come down and visit us this weekend!

More information on our Museum

Do also visit our two websites to learn more about the Toronto Railway Museum and the Toronto Railway Historical Association who develop and manage it:


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