The Toronto Railway Museum is dedicated to preserving the physical legacy, history and experience of rail transportation in Toronto and Ontario. The Toronto Railway 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!
The Toronto Railway Museum is located in Roundhouse Park on Bremner Blvd., south of the CN Tower and Ripley's Aquarium. The entrance to the museum is located at Stall 17 of the John Street Roundhouse. Look for the yellow doors behind the large turntable!
The museum is open five days a week and holidays.
|Monday – Tuesday||Closed|
|Wednesday – Sunday||12:00 p.m – 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.
Our collection includes large items, such as multiple restored locomotives (eg. CNR 6213), passenger cars (eg. Cape Race), freight cars (eg. TH&B caboose #70), and railway structures (eg. Cabin D and Don Station). There are also small items such as lanterns, conductor uniforms, oil cans and tools used to repair locomotives in the CPR John St. Roundhouse.
A passenger-carrying miniature railway offers rides on tracks that loop through the park in front of the museum for half a kilometre.
Inside the museum, you have the opportunity to be an engineer by setting the speed, using the brakes, and blowing the horn all with actual levers! Take control of the train railway tracks of Toronto in the 1950’s in the simulator.
The John Street Roundhouse used to provide technicians and mechanics the ability to work on and under the locomotives that came through Toronto. It is only fitting that three of the stalls in the Roundhouse are still being used to work on these large artifacts that the museum acquires.
The remaining stalls of the Roundhouse are currently occupied by Steam Whistle Brewery and Leon’s.
Volunteers at the museum complete restoration on locomotives and train cars. Though visitors are not provided direct access to the restoration area, visitors can see the pieces being restored from the museum floor.