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Toronto Railway Museum
We want to thank the thousands of visitors who rode the Roundhouse Park Miniature Railway and donated artifacts and financial contributions to the TRM since we've opened. Your support will make it possible for us to continue to celebrate and interpret Toronto's fascinating railway history. We are currently a volunteer organization and all funds are used to support the goals of the Toronto Railway Historical Association, as outlined below.

Operating Schedule
For the most current information on the Toronto Railway Museum hours of operation, visit
the Toronto Railway Museum website.

Volunteering at the TRHC
Our hard-working volunteers will be busy all winter restoring our exhibits and preparing new displays for the 2012 season. The museum development has been significantly accelerated through the efforts of over 50 committed and enthusiastic volunteers. We are always looking for new volunteers and no special skills are required other than a willingness to work. If you are interested in volunteering to help us operate or to assist us in our restoration efforts, contact us through this webpage.

Features of the Toronto Railway Museum
  • Walk through the restored 1929 Canadian Pacific Railway John Street Roundhouse.
  • Enjoy a trip on the half-kilometer miniature railway through Roundhouse Park.
  • Increase your knowledge of Toronto's railway history with a self-guided guided walking tour of Roundhouse Park by following strategically placed interpretive plaques.
  • View a dozen historic locomotives, passenger and freight cars with signs explaining their history and origin.
The following activities are dependent on volunteer availability:
  • Sit down to a computer-simulated ride in the cab of an actual diesel locomotive.
  • Take a ride on the operational 120-foot long turntable.
  • Have a seat in the engineer's cab of Canadian National Railways steam locomotive No. 6213.
  • Explore CNR 1953 diesel locomotive No. 4803.
  • Walk through the restored 1896 CPR Don Station.
  • Visit the 1896 Grand Trunk Railway Cabin D interlocking tower.
  • Get a work out on the pump hand cart!
Toronto Railway Historical Association
The TRHA was established in 2001 to work with the City of Toronto to establish a railway museum at the John Street Roundhouse. The TRHA is incorporated and is a Federally registered charity. Its primary purpose is to promote the development of the Toronto Railway Museum, which will:
  • Communicate the history of railways in Toronto.
  • Identify, celebrate and facilitate the study of the creative, technological, social and industrial achievements of Torontonians who have contributed to the development of railways in Canada.
  • Assemble, conserve and preserve artifacts and objects relating to the development of the railway industry.
  • Undertake research to construct and maintain a comprehensive record of Toronto's railway history.
  • Make that record available to Canada and the world via internet technology.
  • Work in partnership with the City of Toronto and other stakeholders. Our organization of over 50 volunteers have played a major role in the development of the museum which opened at the end of May in 2010.
Contact information to reach us directly can be found on our
Contact page.

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