Toronto Railway Museum, Toronto

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Discover more about the city and surrounding area's locomotive history at Toronto Railway Museum. Set up in 2010 with the purpose of preserving and displaying the legacy of rail transport in Toronto and Ontario, the museum creates an interactive experience with attractions such as a railway simulator. Explore the comprehensive collection of train artifacts before heading to the gift shop to pick up a train-themed memento. Use our Toronto vacation trip planner to visit Toronto Railway Museum on your trip to Toronto, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 10, 2017
    The museum is quite small inside, although there are several locomotives on display outside. If you're a railway enthusiast, you'll enjoy it. If you're not, keep away, but you can't moan at the price ...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    We were not coming to this Museum and did not have the time to visit, but we were able to visit the different cars outside them are in free exposure. So if you hesitate to take at least the time to come, because the place is very nice, and you will at least see the free cars.
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  • August 5, 2017
    I'm a train fan so take what I write below with a grain of salt. The interactive nature of the displays was really what set this one apart. My kids got a kick out of both the great explanations and ha...  more »
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  • May 5, 2017
    Very disappointed. Paid $5 each for absolutely nothing. The 'exhibit' inside was small and did not remotely warrant the price of admission. The train cars outside were closed. I understand that they are in the process of making new displays, but I would have appreciated a discounted price.
  • April 10, 2017
    The Toronto Railway Museum is a sad joke. There is only one single room to visit and the train simulator sometimes doesn't even work. Don't waste your money on nothing at all. The most interesting things to discover are actually for free since they are the trains outside the museum.
  • April 26, 2017
    Was downtown T.O. and thought it would be nice to check it out. Google said it was open, we got there and saw a sign owned by Toronto train muesem also saying it was open, go to number 17. Get to number 17 and doors are closed... There were also grandparents with their grandchild who took the Go train all the way from Whitby hoping to go inside as it was his birthday and he wanted to visit the train museum. But of course this being such a world class city its closed even though everything else says its open. Moving here from a small town it is clear by calling it a world class city it is a sarcastic joke as it is anything but that. Scary its biggest city in Canada and probably has most tourists but seems everything here is run by clowns. Easily worst city in Canada and I truly pitty anyone who comes here, just a complete stink hole
  • June 13, 2017
    Looking at their site on line you would figure that the old train roundhouse would be the whole train museum but thats not the case.. This so called museum is ony 2 stalls out of 30 or so that houses the train museum the rest is a brewery, and some sort of up in coming rave nightclub? that is expanding westward with new constuction, and both are encroaching on the doorsteps of this place and pritty soon this museum will be squeezed out like a pimple.. ALL the exibits are stored outside including the restored equipmen and is showing a lot of deterioration that is slowly taking hold of the colection, the Northern steam engine that used to be store at the CNE for 50 years has had its cab numbers painted over in glossy black?... Maybe they should just paint it like the rainbow flag... This place has no direction and is run by a bunch of airhead girls that smile at you if you ask them a question about the museum, but if you would ask them about perfumes, handbags, shoes or the best place to buy them they would immediately tell you everything on that subject... Every exibit is closed outside and some are completly fenced off, but they want you to pay admission to see a room full of junk and stand in line forever to try the train simulator... This is a failing venture, I'd give it 3 more years, so you better see it before it all ends up in the scrap yard wich would be a terible thing to do but money is money and it talks... Toronto wants to be a world class city and has chosen New York for its model, so all we need now is for vandals to vandalise everything there and make it worthless like in New York, Its just a matter of time before we live up to our new New York image.. What ever happend to our old unique Toronto when everyone was happy before and life was great and we could see the lake.
  • April 2, 2017
    Spent the day with my bestfriend and checked the train museum out. Has a cool mini train that runs in the summer. Cool collection of preserved old equipment and engines. What a fun day

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