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Toronto Railway Museum

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Address: 255 Bremner Blvd Unit 15, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3M9, Canada
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+1 416-214-9229
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12:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Toronto Railway Museum is dedicated to preserving the physical legacy,...

The Toronto Railway Museum is dedicated to preserving the physical legacy, history and experience of rail transportation in Toronto and Ontario. The museum encompasses Roundhouse Park with Stall 17 as the temporary home of the railway simulator and small artifact display. Don Station houses our gift shop and ticket sales for our Miniature Train ride. Explore the grounds to find our interpretive plaques!

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Great place for railway history of Canada

Good place to unwind prior to the Jays game or a side trip to the touristy CN Tower or aquarium. Only thing is if they clean up the place it could actually be a really big draw... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Villagemayor
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Mississauga, Canada
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Mississauga, Canada
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good place to unwind prior to the Jays game or a side trip to the touristy CN Tower or aquarium. Only thing is if they clean up the place it could actually be a really big draw for tourists.

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Whitby, Canada
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74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We did not even know this place existed until today. I have been down to Rogers Centre countless times as well as CNE tower. It is right across from Ripleys Aquarium. Kids loved riding the train.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came by this accidentally. It is run by enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers and their is even a figure of eieght ride on scale model. The kids ( and us oldies ) loved this. And it id all free (apart from a nominal trian ticket price) and outdoors in the middle of Toronto. Great place

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very small "boutique" size museum. It is a non profit and entry fee is only $5. It is directly across from the CN tower and aquarium, and is a nice little add on to do before or after the others. There is a large nice park out front. The highlight for me of this museum is the... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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324 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Across from the Rogers Centre/Aquarium and beside the Steam Whistle Brewery makes the Railway Museum an easy place to stop in for a visit. Outside the Museum there are several placards providing information regarding the station and round house. There are also several trains on display as you wander through the park area. Worth the walk through if you are... More 

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toronto
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Fun seeing all the engines -Did this with the package deal from St. Louis Wings - Aquarium, Trains, Steamwhistle tour & an early dinner at St. Louis (Delicious wings!) a full adventure day for young & old! Toot toot ALL ABOARD!

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Toronto, Canada
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503 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I have had a life-long passion for trains. It's great to see that we have people who have enough interest to create this small museum. There are only a few exhibits and you can see it in a half hour. I have been to railway museums in the UK (York), France (Mulhouse), Turkey (Ephesus) and the US (Strasburg and Green... More 

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Kristy M, Acting Director of HR and Online Marketing at Toronto Railway Museum, responded to this review

Hi there. If you're still interested in volunteering, we'd love to have you! Please email kmillandATtrhaDOTca and I'll make sure that your information gets to the right person. More 

Aurora, Canada
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176 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Train lovers and kids will enjoy exploring the grounds and having a hands on experience with various trains. There is an indoor display however we only peaked inside and opted out from exploring further. This is a wonderful and interesting green space that's close to the Rogers Centre and CN Tower. It looks like tracks are being built for a... More 

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Kristy M, Acting Director of HR and Online Marketing at Toronto Railway Museum, responded to this review

Hi there. Just so you know, the miniature train has been up and running since 2010! We start running it when the weather gets nice, so we've been testing out the track this week and should be running on weekends in the near future. Keep tabs on TorontoRailwayMuseum.com as we'll announce when we start running on that site! Thanks for... More 

Burlington, New Jersey
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87 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I'm giving this very small but praiseworthy museum 4/5, however if you're not a rail/train geek like myself, I can see it being a 3/5 for you. The museum is located in a former roundhouse across the street from the CN Tower & Rogers Centre. It is also attached to the very cool and much larger space, the Steam Whistle... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Although the inside exhibition space was small, and obviously we were visiting out of season I did enjoy the visit. It was dog friendly, and informative.

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