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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 outdoor display

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... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
NormLWat
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Waterloo, Canada
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Waterloo, Canada
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320 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Thank NormLWat
toronto
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank primed4
Toronto, Canada
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503 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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170 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank bickybtrains
Toronto
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4 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I wish they would make it a little larger and more interactive. Nice to see the real trains outside, and nice to get to walk in a couple. But the inside of the 'museum' is really just a small room. My son liked it because there was a toy train table he could play with inside :) There was also... More 

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Goderich, Canada
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

They didn't mention that the whole museum was just the small room you could see from the front desk! You can't go in the trains or see the restoration work. We weren't up for reading a bunch of bits and pieces so it took us all of 10 minutes to see it... even for 16 bucks for a family that's... More 

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1 Thank JanineS76
Management response:

Hi Janine, I'm so sorry to hear you did not have the best experience possible! So you know, the $5 entrance fee goes towards maintaining not only the artefacts and computer simulator experience within the museum, but all of the train cars, engines, and cabeese out in the park as well. While we allow free access to those trains, we... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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116 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I work with rail inspection and had been to many of those railway museums around. It's pretty small, but very nicely assembled. I found it particularly interesting but my wife was kinda bored... Very nice for locals looking for something interesting on a sunny Sunday. Maybe not that great idea for tourists.

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3 Thank Wladimir F
Niagara Falls, Canada
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203 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The outside has a steam engine and two diesels as well as other vintage railway cars which is free to the public. You can also go into the small museum for five dollars and look at a great collection of railway paintings and artifacts. There is also a diesel simulator that you can drive. It is a good activity to... More 

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