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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
12:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 17:00

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Small but fun

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Stratford, Canada
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Stratford, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

Thank bickybtrains
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank ManiacMark
Goderich, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank JanineS76
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

3 Thank Wladimir F
Niagara Falls, Canada
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108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 

3 Thank Dave D
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Previous reviewers are right in the this museum can be visited in 15 minutes. That said, if you have a kiddo plan on 30m minimum. Just a great stop right outside the Tower and team Whistle to spend some time. I would not make a separate trip here but if you are down there already then this is a perfect... More 

4 Thank Springman51d
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The inside part of the museum is small but has a good collection of memorabilia and pictures and videos about railways in Canada. There is also an old carriage and loco. Outside there are several vehicles which unfortunately for the museum are to the front of the museum. I do encourage you to go in and pay for the museum... More 

3 Thank Sam3314
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This is quite a fun little place. It is only five dollars and the money goes back into the museum. There are not many exhibits inside but I would recommend popping in. The engines outside are great to see.

3 Thank Pipehitter
British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The trouble is if you can remember actually riding on this or that model of train you know you are getting old! This is a cool place that the newer generations might enjoy as well.

3 Thank Codiak!
Montville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Even though it was closed when we got there, the kids were still able to climb on the engine and the caboose . They also had fun walking the tracks for the miniature train and pretended to be a train.

2 Thank zen3278

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