Upcoming Events in Southern Ontario

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Thanks to Dave Watson trainut4472@gmail.com  for providing this information.

No guarantee that events proceed as posted.  

For events in Eastern Ontario you may wish to check the B.R.M.N.A. site here  BRMNA Shows

For other events in Southern Ontario which are mostly North American check here http://www.canadasouthern.com/tmr/shows.htm

Date (s)          Location                                         time(s)                      S/S = show and sale                             Contact

                                                            “Collector” Shows now include trains.

Date (s)          Location         Site                                                     time(s)                      S/S = show and sale                             Contact


Kitchener        The Preston MRS located in the Trinity Village in Kitchener, which has HO and N scale layouts, as seen during the Double Headers Tour, is looking for new members. Contact Ed at ehowes@boardresources.com or Bruce at 510-652-4733    


Brantford        behind 100 Waterloo St. To celebrate it’s 70th anniversary, the third oldest MRC in Canada intends to hold an operations night every Friday in the year. All are invited. Contact Don at dgwesley46@gmail.com or http://www.brantfordmrclub.com/


Apr 2               Mississauga    JP II PCC, 4300 Cawthra Rd.,10 – 3  New Location S/S            416-817-4015  Steve supertraindude@yahoo.ca

Apr 8               Brantford        Brantford, Simcoe & Port Dover District Layout Tour 9 – 5. Prior to tour day, tickets will be available at Paris Junct Hobbies, 300 Grand River St., or Credit Valley Railway, 24-2900 Argentia Rd., Mississauga. On tour day from Brantford MRC, behind 100 Waterloo St., or from Jim Lewis, 271 South Dr., Simcoe.

                        revtedblack@hotmail.com www.brantfordmrclub.com                     

Apr 8, 9           Lindsay           VPA, 210 Kent St. W.,                       10 – 4              S/S            waynelamb@sympatico.ca

Apr 15             Brantford        Brantford Hotel & Conference. Ctr.  10 – 3              S/S            519-426-8875   toyshow@kwic.com

19 Holiday Inn Dr

Apr 22             London            Layout Tour                            10 – 5.00         Tour Pass booklets available after Apr 1 from Broughdales, Pete’s, Rail City Hobbies and the ECRM.                       

Apr 22             Schomberg      Comm. Hall, 325 Main St.,    10 – 4.00   Narrow Gauge S/S narrowgaugeontario@hotmail.com

Apr 23             Woodstock      Fairgrounds, 875 Ellis St.                  10 – 3              S/S            519-426-8875             toyshow@kwic.com

Apr 23, 30       Fenwick          1141 Maple St              12 – 4.30       Fenwick Central RR Club open house, free  www.gnmre.ca

Apr 29             Milton             Milton CC, 65 Millside Ave.             12-4   FCRS Slide Swap            thb403@gmail.com


May 5 to 7      Cambridge      Grand River Express, Conestoga College. NMRA/NFR mini convention, incl. women’s program.  www.grandriverexpress.ca

May 13            Elmwood        014121 Bruce Cty. Rd. 10, (north from Hanover) 8.00 – 12.00, MRR Garage Sale, Carol 519-807-2345


July 15, 16      Long Sault      60 Mille Roches Rd., off hwy 2         10 – 4              S/S            Rudy Tabak 613-936-6873


Sept 16            Holland Centre   Participation Lodge, 684136 Side Rd 30,  10 – 4  S/S Open House,  allanireton@hotmail.com 519-794-3692    

Sept 16, 17      Picton              Curling Club, Fairgrounds, Main St E., 10-5, 10-4   S/S            John, 613-354-4298, Frank, 613-476-4503


Oct 14, 15       Bowmanville  Clarington CSS, 200 Clarington Ave., 10 – 4            S/S            www.svmra.ca    sopervalley@gmail.com

Oct 28             Chatham         The Spirit and Life Center, 184 Wellington  Street, Boomer Auction NEW LOC’N.  starts at 10 am

lists on the door at 8  pmr@teksavvy.com  Pat 519-351-7592


Nov 12            Ancaster          Fairgrounds on hwy 52 s of hwy 53,  10-3.30            S/S             Rick 905-973-1224     trainshow@outlook.com


Please pass on this info to any contacts you feel would benefit from this notice.

Please let me know of other functions you hear about at trainut4472@gmail.com or if you want to be added to, or removed from the mailing list.     

Support your local groups and have fun!         

Not responsible for omissions or errors!!


Check http://www.stjacobsmodelrailway.com  for Open House dates at the new location of the former Aberfoyle layout, now located at 3-1440 King St. N., St Jacobs:

Hours 10 – 5pm.  Open Feb 18, 19, 20, March 11 to 19, April 1, 2, 29, 30. Open every weekend from May 6 to Dec 31.

For the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers monthly summer public run days at the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology (Museum open Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m.)  

visit www.ghls.ca and www.hamilton.ca/museums - 900 Woodward Ave, Hamilton, Ontario – Call 905-546-4797


Check www.steam-train.org for Waterloo Central RR train dates, times and fares. Will run north from St Jacob’s Market this year.

Toronto Railway Museum and Roundhouse Park, open Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m. – www.torontorailwaymuseum.ca and www.trha.ca for more information“


Check www.ecrm5700.org for special functions in the Elgin County Railway Museum, located at 225 Wellington St., St Thomas.


Check http://www.hcry.org for Halton County Radial Railway fares and special events at 13629 Guelph Line, Milton, Ontario. Weekends May 6 to Oct 29, 10-5. Weekdays July, Aug, 10-4.30

http://www.ydhr.ca/ for York Durham Heritage Railway operating dates, times, fares and special events throughout the year in Uxbridge, Ontario.

http://www.steamtrain.ca for the steam powered South Simcoe Railway operating dates, times, fares and special events throughout the year in Tottenham, Ontario.

http://www.pstr.on.ca/ for Port Stanley Terminal Railway operating dates, times, fares and special events in Port Stanley, Ontario.

 Check http://www.muskokaheritageplace.org  for Portage Flyer (Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway) operating dates, times and fares at Muskoka Heritage Place in Huntsville. Ontario. Steam powered in July and August. See also http://www.portageflyer.org/

For info on the refurbished ex. CPR “SS Keewatin”, now located in Port McNicholl see www.sskeewatin.com

For 2017 tentative steaming dates, subject to weather conditions, at the Komoka Railway Museum, 133 Queen St,

contact the museum at 519-657-1912 or Ed at 519-488-1622 or 226-973-4462.

 For the London Model Railway Group 2017 Open House Schedule see www.lmrg.org

 For the Essex County MRC see  https://ecmtc.wordpress.com/

For something different:

Check out the Historical Construction Equipment Association, located at 1151 Hwy 26 in Minesing, just west of Barrie.

They have a large selection of equipment and archives, and hold open house operating days throughout the summer. hceacanada.org.


 The Thousand Islands Boat Museum, Gananoque, Ont.  www.tiboatmuseum.org/

Muskoka Steamships and Discovery Centre, Gravenhurst, Ont. www.realmuskoka.ca  1-866-687-6667

The Antique Boat Museum, Clayton, NY, open May to Oct. www.abm.org

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