2014 Ontario Train and Model Train Events - Shows, Open Houses and Meets

Event Count: 93 so far.
 Last Update: Sunday April 13  2014. 
  Recent Changes:  
  Frequent: BRS, SVMRA  
  March 13  
  April 10, 18-20, 26  
  May 3, 3, 3-4, 3-4, 4, 8, 10, 11, 24-25, 31-June 1, 31-June 1  
  June 7, 7, 7-8, 15 , 21-22  
  July 18-20, 25-27  
  September 6  
  October 4-5, 18-19, 19  
  November 2, 23, 30

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Frequent
 
Day Time Place Name Details
Frequent 7:30- Ottawa Ottawa Valley Associated Railroaders
Meeting


Schedule: Dinner Meetings are normally the second Tuesday of each month from September to June at 5:30 at the Anthony Soccer Club Hall.
2014 Dinner Meetings:
  • Tuesday February 11: Bob Meldrum: Freight Cars of the Craig Library; Displays: Passenger Equipment.
  • Tuesday March 11: Tom Badenoch: Narrow Gauge Railways of South America; Displays: Canadian Roads.
  • Tuesday April 8: Colin Churcher: Tramways of Europe; Displays: Structures.
  • Tuesday May 13: Robert Peck: CN in the 1980s; Displays: Non-Canadian.
  • Tuesday June 10: David McLellan: The 21st Century Limited: Rail Travel in Japan and Korea; Displays: McEwen cars and/or end-of-train.
  • Tuesday September 9: Jason Schron; Displays: Your Summer Projects.
  • Tuesday October 14: Bill Linley: CN in the Maritimes; Displays: Locomotives.
  • Tuesday November 11: Don McQueen: Compounds, Camelbacks, Coffins & Other CNR Locomotive Exotics; Displays: Maintenance of Way.
  • Tuesday December 9: Program TBD; Displays: Freight Equipment.
    Info: Fred Mills 613-723-1911
  • Frequent 7:30- Ottawa Bytown Railway Society
    Meeting
    Canada Science and Technology Museum
    1867 St. Laurent Boulevard
    Schedule: Meetings are normally the first Tuesday of each month from September to June at 7:30.
    2014 Meetings:
  • January 7 (at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, 11 Aviation Pkwy): AGM and Christmas movie "Station Jim"
  • February 4: Bob Meldrum: "Photos from the Baily Collection".
  • March 4: Doug Wilson: "A Tale of Two Tunnels".
  • April 1 (not 2): Jim Brown: "B&W Images Centre for Railway Photography".
  • May 6: TBD.
  • June 2: TBD.
  • September 8: TBD.
  • October 7: TBD.
  • November 4: TBD.
  • December 2: TBD.
  • Members' Slide, Digital Images & Video Night Meetings:
    The Society also meets on the third Tuesday of each month (excluding July and August) for an evening of members' railway photographs and videos.

  • Also equipment restoration meetings every Saturday morning.
    Info: www.bytownrailwaysociety.ca/
    or info@bytownrailwaysociety.ca
    or PO Box 47076, Ottawa, ON, K1B 5P9
    or 613-745-1201 (answering machine - please leave a message)
    or Fax 613-745-1201
    Publications, Subscriptions and Membership: salesdesk@bytownrailwaysociety.ca
    Railway Days photos: www.flickr.com/photos/75chev/sets/72157630682220590/
    Frequent 7:30- Cornwall Moccasin Model Railroad Club St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church Hall, 1509 Second Street West.
    Schedule: Meetings are normally the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30.
    2014 Meetings:
  • February 5.
  • March 5.
  • April 3.
  • May 7.
  • June 4.
  • September 3.
  • October 9.
  • November 5.
  • December 3.

  • Info: Colin Marshall 613-936-1660
    Frequent 7:30- Cornwall Seaway Valley Model Railroaders St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church Hall, 1509 Second Street West.
    Schedule: Meetings are normally the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30.
    2014 Meetings:
  • February 6.
  • March 6.
  • April 4.
  • May 1.
  • June 5.
  • September 4.
  • October 2.
  • November 6.
  • December 4.

  • Info: Gary Baillargeon gary@petworthems.com
    Frequent 7:30- Guelph GHRA
    Guelph Historical Railway Asscociation
    Cooperators Building, 130 Macdonnel Street, downtown Guelph
    Schedule: Meetings are normally the second Monday of each month at 7:30. If that is a holiday the meeting is the following Monday.
    Fare: Visitors welcome.
    Annual Dues: Regular (25-64) $50, Senior (65+) $40, Junior (under 25): $25.
    Info: www.ghra.ca
    or: inquiry@ghra.ca
    Frequent varies Halton County Halton County Radial Railway
    Fare: Paid admission.
    Info: www.hcry.org
    or: Halton County Radial Railway, Milton   519-856-9802
    Frequent 11-4 Hamilton Hamilton Museum of
    Steam and Technology
    Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers
    Public Steaming Days
    900 Woodward Avenue
    Check www.ghls.ca for dates, May to October.
  • Free rides for train fans of all ages.
  • See and ride behind real (large scale model) coal burning steam locomotives.
  • 1200 feet of elevated dual gauge 4.75"/3.5" track with transfer table and steaming bays.
  • 1400 feet of ground level 7.25" gauge with turntable, loading hoist and steaming bays.
  • Riding cars for all gauges.
  • Station house, car barn and storage shed.
  • Pedestrian bridge crossing both tracks.
  • Efficiency Trials in August.
  • Club memberships open.

  • Fare: Free.
    Info: steammuseum@hamilton.ca
    or: info@ghls.org
    or: 905-546-4797
    Frequent varies Komoka
    (near
    London)
    Komoka Museum 133 Queen Street
    Fare: Paid admission.
    Volunteer meetings: 3rd Thursday of each month 7:30 pm.
    Info: Komoka Rail Museum www.komokarailmuseum.ca
    or: station-master@komokarailmuseum.ca
    or: 133 Queen Street, PO Box 22, Komoka, Ontario N0L 1R0 519-657-1912
    1st and 3rd
    Tuesdays
    7:15- Thorndale
    (near
    London)
    Thames Valley Central
    Model Railway Club
    Open Houses
    Thorndale Community Centre, Thorndale Fairgrounds
  • 12' x 58' HO DCC layout.

  • Info: Ed Campbell 519-681-2833 London
    or: Dan Robilliard 519-461-9082 Thorndale
    Second
    Sundays
    May to
    October
    (weather 
     permitting)
    all day? Milton Toronto Live Steamers
    Operating Days
    Humes Auction Farm, 9313 Esquesing Line (4th Line)
    (Exit Highway 401 at James Snow Parkway, north to Steeles Ave, west to Esquesing Line (4th Line, with water tower on corner), north 4 km to tracks.)
  • 680 feet of multi gauge elevated track.
  • 4 3/4", 3 1/2", 2 1/2" gauges.
  • Visitors welcome.
  • Boiler certificates required for visiting locomotives.

  • Info: Mike mikesalisbury@hotmail.com 905-820-6178
    or: Brian bdmbcole@rogers.com 905-857-0853
    or: Dave djcroft@globalserve.net 905-854-2789
    or: Jim 905-821-7104
    Every
    Tuesday
    September
    to June
    7-9 Newcastle Soper Valley Model Railroad Association Newcastle Community Hall, 20 King Avenue East, Newcastle, Ontario L1B 1H7
    Info: www.svmra.ca/SVMRA%20Meetings.html


    January 2014
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Sunday
    Jan 5
    2014
    10-3 Woodstock Woodstock Model Train Show Oxford Auditorium, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis Street
  • Operating layouts.
  • Over 125 vendor tables.
  • Lunch available.

  • Fare: Adults $5, under 12 free with adult.
    Free parking in fairgrounds parking lot and Civic Arena parking lot at 895 Nellis Street (two driveways east)
    Info: www.woodstockshow.com
    or show list: www.toyshow.blogspot.com
    or: Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm
    Vendor Info: Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm
    Thursday
    Jan 9
    2014
    7-9 Toronto CRHA-T&Y Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 3rd Floor (downtown)
  • CRHA-T&Y invites those interested to their programme featuring Gordon Billinghurst on Rail Diesel Cars (RDCs)

  • Fare: Free.
    Sunday
    Jan 19
    2014
    10-3 Paris 2014 Paris Junction
    NMRA NFR WOD
    Model Train Show
    Paris Fairgrounds, 130 Silver Street
  • Over 50 dealers.
  • Operating layouts.
  • How-to clinics.
  • NMRA craftsmen tables.

  • Fare: Adults $4, NMRA WOD members $3, under 10 free.
    Info: John Moseley j.moseley@sympatico.ca 519-455-1311 after 6 pm.
    NMRA Western Ontario Division Info: www.wod-nmra.ca/WOD/Welcome.html
    NMRA Canada Info: www.nmracanada.ca/
    NMRA Info: www.nmra.org/
    (Thanks, Graham Macdonald.)
    Sunday
    Jan 26
    2014
    10-3:30 Ancaster Rail-Ops Club
    TH&B Model Railroad
    Winter Flea Market
    Marritt Hall, Ancaster Fair Grounds, 630 Trinity Road
    (Exit Highway 403 south at Highway 52 / Trinity Road, on right past Wilson Street / Highway 2/53.)
  • Operating layouts.
  • Over 150 vendor tables.

  • Fare: Adults $5, under 12 free. Parking free.
    Info: John Henwood 905-335-9112


    February 2014
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Saturday
    Feb 1
    2014
    10-4 Burlington Burlington Model Railway Club
    Winter Model Railway Show
    Saint John's Anglican Church Hall, 2464 Dundas Street (Highway 5)
    (South side, just west of Guelph Line.)
  • Operating model layouts in Z, N, HO, O, On30 and G scales.
  • Sales tables.
  • Refreshments and light lunches available.

  • Fare: Adults $5, under 12 free with adult.
    Info: Mike Pearson 905-385-9500.
    Saturday
    Feb 1
    Sunday
    Feb 2
    2014
    10-4:30
     
    10-3
    Port Hope Ganaraska Railway Modellers
    21st Annual Port Hope Model Railway Show
    Town Park Recreation Centre, 62 McCaul Street
    (On the east side of the Ganaraska River off Elgin Street, off Ward Street, off Mill Street.)
  • Operating layouts, vendors and exhibitors.

  • Fare: Adults $5, seniors $4, children 6-12 $2, under 5 free.
    Info: Info: Ganaraska Railway Modellers www.porthopetrainclub.com
    Dave Hughes 905-800-0410
    Saturday
    Feb 8
    2014
    10-3 Dundas Dundas Modular Railway Club
    Flea Market
    Royal Canadian Legion Branch 36, 280 King Street West, second floor
    (Take QEW to 403 Hamilton to Main Street West exit, left onto Main West, right on Cootes Drive (just past McMaster University) to Dundas where it becomes King Street. The Legion Hall is on the left 2 blocks past Market Street.)
  • Model trains, planes, cars, sailing ships, warships, die cast cars, books, photos, kits, memorabilia, reference books.
  • Dealers and private vendors.
  • Dundas Modular Railway Club 14'x14' HO scale operating layout.
  • Snack bar.
  • Wheelchair accessible.

  • Fare: Adults $3, children under 12 free.
    Info: home.cogeco.ca/~dmrc including map
    or: www.facebook.com/pages/Dundas-Modular-Railway-Club/126261294150879
    or: Tony tczerned@cogeco.ca
    or Jim 905-628-3436 or Gerry 905-628-8840 or Mert 905-627-0038
    Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=l26iv35dRYE&feature=youtu.be
    Vendors: Table rental $20 for 8 feet, $2.50 each additional foot. Set up at 8 am.
    Sunday
    Feb 9
    2014
    10-3:30 Copetown Bayview Junction Modular Group,
    Rapido Trains Inc.
    and Canadian Association of Railway Modellers (CARM)
    2014 Copetown Show
    Copetown and District Community Centre, 1950 Governor's Road
    (Governor's Road / Highway 99 just east of Highway 52, north of Highway 403 and south of Highway 5, 15 minutes from Hamilton.)
  • Operating Canadian prototype layouts.
  • Displays by model craftsmen.
  • Railway special interest groups (SIGs) and historical societies.
  • Canadian model manufacturers' displays and sales.
  • Photo and slide vendors.
  • Scratchbuilding supplies.
  • Much more for the serious modeller.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Lunch and refreshments available.

  • Fare: $6, children under 12 free with adult.
    Info and map: www.caorm.org/copetown
    or: John Johnston editor@caorm.org
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
    Rapido Info: www.rapidotrains.com
    Tuesday
    Feb 11
    2014
    7:30-9:30 Toronto CARM Toronto Chapter Meeting Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, conference room number 4 (second floor)
    (City Hall is easily reached by TTC. There is a pay-parking lot with a fixed rate of $6 after 6 pm.)
  • Brief business meeting.
  • Stephen Gardiner of the Toronto Railway Historical Association: "Restoration Activities at the Toronto Railway Museum"
  • John Hinbest of our chapter: "Diesels over the Years".

  • Fare: Free, open to the public.
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
    Please arrive on time as we must vacate the room by 9:30 pm.
    Thursday
    Feb 13
    2014
    7-9 Toronto CRHA-T&Y Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 3rd Floor (downtown)
  • CRHA-T&Y invites those interested to their programme featuring a speaker and topic to be announced.

  • Fare: Free.
    Saturday
    Feb 15
    2014
    9:30-12 Ottawa Ottawa Valley Associated Railroaders
    Model Train Flea Market
    St. Anthony's Soccer Club Hall, 523 St. Anthony's Street
    (Just off Preston Street at the Queensway.)
  • Some of the best deals on model trains, parts and accessories.

  • Fare: Free. Everyone welcome!
    Tables: $7 for OVAR members, $10 non-members.
    Table reservation: Peter Jackson ovar.vicechair@gmail.com
    Set-up at 8am.
    OVAR Info: www.ovar.ca
    Saturday
    Feb 15
    Sunday
    Feb 16
    2014
    10-5

    10-4
    Springwater
    (near Barrie)
    Barrie-Allandale Railway Modellers
    44th Annual Barrie-Allandale
    Model Train Show
    Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery, 4346 Dunlop Street West, Springwater (Barrie)
    (Take Highway 400 to Barrie, exit west at exit 96B to Dunlop Street West / County Road 90,
    head west 3.9 km, greenhouses will be on your right just past County Road 27.)
  • Over 18000 sq ft.
  • More layouts from N to G.
  • More than 80 vendor tables.
  • Club memberships open.

  • See modelrailroadcanada.com/videos
    /Barrie-Allandale%20Train%20Show%202009_0002.wmv

    Fare: Adults $6, seniors $4, students $4, under 6 free.
    Info: www.barm.ca
    or: Doug Fearon barmrail@gmail.com 705-828-7373
    Saturday
    Feb 15
    Sunday
    Feb 16
    Monday
    Feb 17
    2014
    10-5 St. Jacobs St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway 1440-3 King Street North
  • North America's finest “O” Scale Layout.
  • Showcasing Southern Ontario during the 1950s.
  • Huge world renowned display accurately portrayed to every last detail.

  • Fare: Adults $8, Seniors $7, Children $5. Parking free.
    Info: stjacobsmodelrailway.com/
    Saturday
    Feb 22
    Sunday
    Feb 23
    2014
    9:30-3:30 Essex 2014 Essex Model Train Show Essex Public School, (new location)
    (Essex is just 30 minutes from Windsor-Detroit, easily accessed from the Ambassador Bridge. Take the second Essex exit off Highway 3.)
  • The largest show of its kind in Southwestern Ontario.
  • Sales, displays, collectibles.
  • Accomodations available locally.

  • Fare in 2013 was: Adults $5, seniors $4, teens $4, children $3, under 3 Free. Free parking.
    Proceeds to Historic Essex Train Station.
    Info: Historic Essex Train Station heritageessex@bellnet.ca 519-776-9800
    Sunday
    Feb 23
    2014
    11-4 Toronto Scarborough Model Railroaders
    Train Show
    17 Jeavons Avenue
    (From southern Birchmount, one block south of Danforth Road (not Ave) turn east on Parnell, then south on Jeavons.)
    (Do not park on the east side of the street.)
  • Two floors of model railroads.
  • 1500 square foor fifties era HO scale layout set in southern Ontario featuring:
    • Authentic steam and diesel sound.
    • Walkaround Digital Command Control.
    • Passenger and freight train operation.
    • Refreshments available.
  • Over 1000 square foot (and growing!) N scale layout with:
    • 28 scale miles of double-tracked mainline, running through mountain scenery.
    • The only permanent N scale club layout in the GTA.

    Fare: Adults $5, seniors $3, children $2, family (2+2) $12
    Info: www.scarborough-model-railroaders.org
    or: Flyer with map
    or: Michael Marmoreo michaelmarmoreo@gmail.com 416-262-9971
    Video (2010/11/27): www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQt3jNXQj7Q
    Map: SMR-SPRING-2011.PDF
    (Dates are usually the last Sunday in November, the first in December, the last in February, and the first in March.)


  • March 2014
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Saturday
    Mar 1
    2014
    10-4 Cobourg Cobourg Model Railroaders
    Cobourg Model Train Show
    Cobourg Lions Community Centre, 157 Elgin Street East
    (Park behind the community centre.)
  • Vendors.
  • Operating model train layouts.
  • Displays.
  • Food and beverages available.
  • The biggest model train show in Northumberland County.

  • Fare: Adults $5, children under 12 $1.
    Info: Ted Rafuse tedrafuse1@gmail.com 905-372-8375
    Sunday
    Mar 2
    2014
    10-3:30 St. Catharines Niagara Railway Museum's
    14th Annual
    Niagara
    Model Railroad Show
    CAW Hall, 124 Bunting Road, St. Catharines, L2P 3G5
    (From Toronto: Take QEW Niagara, exit 44 Welland Ave/Niagara Street, stay left onto South Service Road into Dunkirk Road, follow to and turn right onto Bunting Road. On left side.)
    (From Fort Erie: Take QEW, exit 44, stay left and turn left under highway at lights, turn left onto Dunkirk Road, follow to and turn right onto Bunting Road. On left side.)
  • Over 8000 sq ft of vendors, layouts and displays.
  • Drinks and food available.

  • Fare: Adults $5, under 12 free with adult. Free parking.
    Info: Niagara Model Railway Show info@nfrm.ca
    Museum Info: www.nfrm.ca
    Niagara Railway Museum, 6521 Burdette Drive, Niagara Falls ON L2E 5H4 905-357-6539
    Sunday
    Mar 2
    2014
    11-4 Toronto Scarborough Model Railroaders
    Train Show
    17 Jeavons Avenue
    (From southern Birchmount, one block south of Danforth Road (not Ave) turn east on Parnell, then south on Jeavons.)
    (Do not park on the east side of the street.)
  • Two floors of model railroads.
  • 1500 square foor fifties era HO scale layout set in southern Ontario featuring:
    • Authentic steam and diesel sound.
    • Walkaround Digital Command Control.
    • Passenger and freight train operation.
    • Refreshments available.
  • Over 1000 square foot (and growing!) N scale layout with:
    • 28 scale miles of double-tracked mainline, running through mountain scenery.
    • The only permanent N scale club layout in the GTA.

    Fare: Adults $5, seniors $3, children $2, family (2+2) $12
    Info: www.scarborough-model-railroaders.org
    or: Flyer with map
    or: Michael Marmoreo michaelmarmoreo@gmail.com 416-262-9971
    Video (2010/11/27): www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQt3jNXQj7Q
    Map: SMR-SPRING-2011.PDF
    (Dates are usually the last Sunday in November, the first in December, the last in February, and the first in March.)
  • Saturday
    Mar 8
    Sunday
    Mar 9
    2014
    10-4
     

    10-4
    Kingston Canadian Railroad Historical Association
    CRHA-Kingston Division
    Rail O Rama
    Model Train Show
    25 Years
    Ambassador Hotel, 1550 Princess Street
    (From 401 exit 613, south on Sydenham Road, left at first light onto Princess Street, on right, near the VIA Rail Station.)
  • Operating layouts.
  • Railway displays.
  • Railroadiana.
  • Historical groups.
  • Dealers.
  • Interactive layout for the youngsters.
  • Thomas activity table.
  • Demonstrations.
  • Refreshments / dining available on site.
  • Wheelchair accessible.

  • Fare: Adults (13+) $6, seniors (60+) $5, children (5-12) $3. Free parking.
    Info: Peter Macdonald machobby@hotmail.com 613-389-8517
    Info: Graham Oberst graham.oberst@bell.net 613-542-9461
    Saturday
    Mar 8
    Sunday
    Mar 9
    2014
    10-5 St. Jacobs St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway 1440-3 King Street North
  • North America's finest “O” Scale Layout.
  • Showcasing Southern Ontario during the 1950s.
  • Huge world renowned display accurately portrayed to every last detail.

  • Fare: Adults $8, Seniors $7, Children $5. Parking free.
    Info: stjacobsmodelrailway.com/
    Tuesday
    Mar 11
    Wednesday
    Mar 12
    Thursday
    Mar 13
    2014
    10-5 St. Jacobs St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway 1440-3 King Street North
  • North America's finest “O” Scale Layout.
  • Showcasing Southern Ontario during the 1950s.
  • Huge world renowned display accurately portrayed to every last detail.

  • Fare: Adults $8, Seniors $7, Children $5. Parking free.
    Info: stjacobsmodelrailway.com/
    Thursday
    Mar 13
    2014
    7-9 Toronto CRHA-T&Y Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 3rd Floor (downtown)
  • CRHA-T&Y invites those interested to their programme featuring Gerald Harper presenting the new railway from downtown to Pearson Airport.

  • Fare: Free.
    Saturday
    Mar 15
    2014
    9-2:30 Toronto Toronto Prototype Modellers Meet Humber College, North Campus, Building B, Rooms B201-202, 205 Humber College Blvd
  • Enjoy several clinics by prototype modellers.
           - Andy Malette: "Adventures in Modular Railroading: Experiences with the S Scale Workshop".
           - Pierre Oliver: "St Thomas and the Wabash in Ontario".
           - John Spring: "TH&B’ s Dunnville Sub".
           - Brian Gauer: Dunnville sub on his home layout and the CASO Freemo layout.
  • Each attendee is encouraged to contribute to this unique learning experience by bringing a model, whether completed or not.

  • Fare: $10. Free parking.
    Info: torontoprototypemodellers.wordpress.com/
    or: Brian Gauer 416-845-3507
    Sunday
    Mar 16
    2014
    11-4 Toronto York Railway Modellers
    2014 Spring Open House
    5 Oakland Avenue.
    (North off Wilson near Jane)
  • Over 1600 sq ft of model railway.
  • 13 scale miles of mainline going through 10 towns.
  • CNR and CPR in southwestern Ontario, in the period of 1953 to 1957.
  • Steam and diesel engines being made.
  • New model buildings under construction.
  • Authentic steam sounds.
  • Videos to watch.

  • Also March 23.
    Fare: Adults $5, Children $1.
    Info: www.yorkrailwaymodellers.ca
    Sunday
    Mar 16
    2014
    10-3 Kitchener Kitchener Model Train Show and Sale Bingemans Marshall Hall, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive
    (From 401: Take exit #278 to Hwy 8 West toward Kitchener, take exit Hwy 7 East / Hwy 85 North towards Guelph, fork right towards Victoria/Frederick/Wellington, exit to Wellington Street East, turn south on Shirley Avenue, then Bingemans entrance on left side.)
  • Over 150 vendor tables (some new).
  • Model trains, train sets, locomotives, track, rolling stock, transformers, structures, photos, DVDs, railroad memorabilia. All scales.
  • Operating layouts.
  • Lunch counter.

  • Fare: Adults $5, children under 12 free with adult. Free parking.
    Info: kitchenertrainshow.blogspot.ca
    or: Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm
    Bingeman's Info: www.bingemans.com/ 519-744-1555 or 1-800-667-0833
    Map and Directions: www.bingemans.com/conferences/contact_directions.php
    Saturday
    Mar 22
    2014
    9-4 Mississauga NMRA International Division
    Meet
    Cornerstone Community Church, 3020 Vanderbilt Road
    GPS 43.585178, 79.7666
    (Off Winston Churchill Blvd, 2.5 km south of Highway 401)
  • Popular choice model contest - any model type. Limit one prize per contestant.
  • Bring display modeles as well, finished or not.
  • Grape Vine Express presentation.
  • Clinics:
          - Paul Taylor "Introduction to Free-Mo".
          - Stephen Bourdon "Introduction to Operations"
          - Clark Kooning "Building Layouts With Light Weight Materials"
          - Greg Shinnie "Building Dioramas"
  • 2-4 pm: Open House Layouts in the area. Maps given out at registration.
  • Saturday
    Mar 22
    2014
    10-3 Bowmanville Soper Valley Model Railroad Association
    Model Railroad
    Flea Market
    Baseline Community Centre, 2444 Baseline Road
    (West of Waverly Road, corner of Baseline Road and Martin Road.)
    Wheelchair accessible.
    Fare: Adults $5, children under 12 free.
    Info: www.svmra.ca/SVMRA Next Show.html
    or: William Harford william.harford@sympatico.ca 905-623-8440
    Vendor Info: Gary Jeffery garysjeffery@gmail.com 905-697-1799
    SVMRA Info: www.svmra.ca
    or: sopervalley@gmail.com

    The rumour that this had been cancelled was untrue. Gary Jeffery, the vendor contact, died recently.
    See www.svmra.ca/2014%20GARY%20JEFFERY%20MEMORIUM.jpg
    or: www.canadianobituaries.com/gary-stephen-jeffery-obituary-january-25-2014.html.

    Sunday
    Mar 23
    2014
    11-4 Toronto York Railway Modellers
    2014 Spring Open House
    5 Oakland Avenue.
    (North off Wilson near Jane)
  • Over 1600 sq ft of model railway.
  • 13 scale miles of mainline going through 10 towns.
  • CNR and CPR in southwestern Ontario, in the period of 1953 to 1957.
  • Steam and diesel engines being made.
  • New model buildings under construction.
  • Authentic steam sounds.
  • Videos to watch.

  • Also March 16.
    Fare: Adults $5, Children $1.
    Info: www.yorkrailwaymodellers.ca
    Saturday
    Mar 29
    2014
    tickets
    and
    maps:
    9-3
    tour:
    9-9
    (times
    vary)
    Kitchener
    Waterloo
    Cambridge
    Guelph
    area
    31st Annual Doubleheaders
    Model Railroad Self Guided Home and Club Layout Tour
    Register 9-3 at Hespeler Arena, 640 Ellis Road West, Cambridge, GPS N 43.4280 W 80.2919.
    (Exit 401 at Townline Road North (#286), turn left at Ellis Road.)
    Guidebooks are not sold in advance.
  • Over 40 home and club layouts.
  • One of Canada's largest annual layout tours.
  • The layout tour involves you driving to people's homes and clubs to enjoy their model train layouts.
  • Also see Credit Valley Free-mo Group entry below.

  • Fare: $6 for every person except babes in arms. Children MUST be supervised by an adult.
    Info: www.doubleheaders.org
    or flyer: www.trainweb.org/doubleheaders/flyerbl.htm ?
    or layout list and photos: http://www.trainweb.org/doubleheaders/tourlyts13.htm,
    or: dhtour@gmail.com
    Saturday
    Mar 29
    Sunday
    Mar 30
    2014
    9-3 Cambridge Credit Valley Free-mo Group
    Free-mo modular layout setup
    Hespeler Arena, 640 Ellis Road West, Cambridge, GPS N 43.4280 W 80.2919.
    (Exit 401 at Townline Road North (#286), turn left at Ellis Road.)
  • Free-mo modular layout setup.
  • Experts on hand to answer your model railroad related questions.
  • Also see Doubleheaders entry above.

  • Fare: Free Saturday with Doubleheaders admission? Small admission fee Sunday. Free parking.
    Info: ptaylor@ica.net
    Free-mo Info: www.free-mo.org
    If you have a Free-mo module and would like to participate contact Paul.


    April 2014
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Saturday
    Apr 5
    Sunday
    Apr 6
    2014
    10-5
     
    10-4
    Lindsay Lindsay and District Model Railroaders
    40th Annual Lindsay Model Railway Show
    Victoria Park Armoury, 210 Kent Street West (at Victoria Avenue)
    Fare: Adults $5, children 6 to 12 $2, under 6 free.
    Info: ldmr.org
    or: Wayne Lamb or Don McClellan annualshow@ldmr.org
    Flyer: ldmr.org/annualshow.html
    Sunday
    Apr 6
    2014
    12-4:30 Fenwick Fenwick Central Model Railroad
    Open House
    The Greater Niagara Model Railroad Engineers Clubhouse
    1141 Maple Street
  • 35'x25' HO model railroad.
  • Computer-driven switching operations.
  • Up to 6 trains running at a time.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.

  • Fare: Free.
    Info: www.gnmre.ca
    or: Dave Stremlaw 905-892-2767
    Thursday
    Apr 10
    2014
    7-9 Toronto CRHA-T&Y Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 3rd Floor (downtown)
  • CRHA-T&Y invites those interested to their programme featuring Keith Yates, who will present a DVD "Toronto’s Yonge Line – Trailer Trains to Subway", recalling that March was the 60th anniversary of the opening of the subway.

  • Fare: Free.
    Saturday
    Apr 12
    2014
    10-3 Toronto
    (Etobicoke)
    Lakeshore Model Railroaders' Association
    LMRA Model Railroad Flea Market
    Apostle's Continuation Church, 10 Belfield Road (new location and new day this year)
    (Just west of Kipling Avenue and just north of Highway 409 off Highway 401. Former Etobicoke Hydro Building. See website for more details.)
    Easy TTC access.
    Fare in 2012: Adults $5, youth $2, children under 6 free. Free parking.
    Vendor tables: 8 feet long for $40.
    Info: www.lmra.ca (new)
    or: Steve McCoy supertraindude@yahoo.ca 416-817-4015
    Saturday
    Apr 12
    2014
    9-3 Newcastle Newcastle Knights of Columbus
    Model Railroad Flea Market
    St. Francis of Assisi Church, 214 King Avenue East
    (401 to Newcastle, north to four corners, turn right and the church is between the Library and the Esso Service Station.)
  • New and used model railroad supplies.
  • Light lunch at reasonable prices.

  • Fare: $2.
    Sunday
    Apr 13
    2014
    11-?
    1-?
    2:30-?
    Port Stanley Port Stanley Terminal Rail
    "Stanley the Bear"
    Train Rides
    309 Bridge Street
    All trains depart from and return to the station in Port Stanley next to the King George Lift Bridge.
  • "Stanley The Bear" rides with the kids from the station in Port Stanley.
  • Bring your favourite Teddy Bear down to the train to look for spring flowers and meet Stanley the Bear.
  • Reservations not required, but arrive 30 minutes early.

  • Fare: Adults $15, Children 2-14 with teddy bear $4.50, Children 2-14 without teddy bear $9.
    Info: www.pstr.on.ca/events.htm 519-782-3730 or 1-877-244-4478
    Sunday
    Apr 13
    2014
    10-3 Woodstock Woodstock Model Train Show Oxford Auditorium, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis Street
  • Over 180 vendor tables.
  • Operating layouts.
  • Lunch available.

  • Fare: Adults $5, under 12 free with adult.
    Free parking in fairgrounds parking lot and Civic Arena parking lot at 895 Nellis Street (two driveways east)
    Info: www.woodstockshow.com
    or show list: www.toyshow.blogspot.com
    or: Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm
    Vendor Info: Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm
    Friday
    Apr 18
    Saturday
    Apr 19
    Sunday
    Apr 20
    2014
    11-?
    1-?
    2:30-?
    Port Stanley Port Stanley Terminal Rail
    Easter Egg Hunt
    Train Rides
    309 Bridge Street
    All trains depart from and return to the station in Port Stanley next to the King George Lift Bridge.
  • Come ride the train and meet the Easter Bunny. It doesn't speak much, but is very friendly and has lost some eggs on the grounds at Whytes.
  • Reservations not required, but arrive 30 minutes early.

  • Fare: Adults $15, Children 2-14.
    Info: www.pstr.on.ca/events.htm 519-782-3730 or 1-877-244-4478
    Saturday
    Apr 26
    2014
    1-4 Caledon Central Ontario Garden Railway Association
    Spring Swap Meet
    Cheltenham Community Hall, 14190 Creditview Road L7C 1Y4
    (attached to the Fire Hall on Creditview Road just north of King Road)
  • Swap or trade or visit or whatever.
  • All Gauges - All Railway Enthusiasts.
  • G - #1 - HO - On30 - N - Z - Stories.
  • No pre-registration, just come and enjoy a day of friends and model trains.

  • Fare: Free.
    Vendors: Free. Bring your own tables (12 available at hall), chairs supplied. Vendor Setup: 12:30 to 1:00.
    Info: Russ Bennett bobbieandruss@rogers.ca 905-838-3541
    Saturday
    Apr 26
    2014
    10-4 Whitby Pine Ridge Railroaders
    Open House
    St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 209 Cochrane Street
    (One half block north of Dundas Street (Highway 2))
    Fare: Adults $5, children 6-12 $1, under 6 free, Family $5. Free parking.
    Info: www.trainweb.org/prrc/
    Saturday
    Apr 26
    2014
    10-4 Schomberg Narrow Gauge Madness Gang
    9th Annual Ontario
    Narrow Gauge Show
    Schomberg Community Hall, 325 Main Street
    (one half hour north of Toronto, west off Highway 400)
    GPS: 44d0'12"N 79d41'6"W.
  • Canada's only exclusively narrow gauge show.
  • Narrow gauge, modular and micro layouts.
  • Critters and geared locos in Nn3, HOn30, Sn3, Sn42, On3, On30, Gn15, etc, etc.
  • Dealers and sales tables.
  • Manufacturers including sponsors Mt. Albert Scale Lunber and Fast Tracks.
  • Workshops, clinics and live demos.
  • Model contests.
  • Photography contest.
  • Hourly door prize draw.
  • Lunch counter.

  • Fare: $5 advance, $8 at the door.
    Info or registration: www.narrowgaugemadness.com
    or: narrowgaugeontario@hotmail.com
    or: Yahoo! group groups.yahoo.com/group/narrowgaugemadness/
    or: Christopher Creighton narrowgaugeontario@hotmail.com 905-939-0694
    or: Facebook OntarioNarrowGaugeShow

    Saturday
    Apr 26
    Sunday
    Apr 27
    2014
    10-4:30
     
    10-4
    Ottawa Ottawa Train Expo 2013 Ernst and Young Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive
    (at Airport Parkway)
  • Largest show in eastern Canada dedicated to scale model trains.
  • Various scales of model railroading.
  • For everyone who enjoys building, operating, or simply watching scale model railroads.
  • Beautifully detailed operating layouts from some of the best modelers in Canada.
  • Live clinics and demonstrations will offer something for everyone.
  • Shop for scenery, tools, electronics, parts, videos, books, building supplies, software ... everything you could want to make your hobby more enjoyable!
  • Promotes the hobby in Eastern Canada.

  • Fare: Adults $10, children 6 to 12 $5, under 6 free with adult.
    Info: ottawatrainexpo.com/
    or: ottawatrainexpo@gmail.com 613-745-1201
    Vendors and Exhibitors Info: ottawatrainexpo@gmail.com


    May 2014
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Friday
    May 2
    Saturday
    May 3
    Sunday
    May 4
    2014
    weekend Niagara on
    the Lake
    Grapevine Express
    NMRA NFR 2014 Convention
    Niagara College
  • Clinics Friday evening and Saturday morning.
  • Layout Tours Saturday afternoon and Sunday, eg:
          - Steve Pirosko’s HO scale Grimsby sub.
          - Will Boyle’s 16’ x 30’ HO scale Canada Southern Railway in the Niagara Falls area.
  • Operating session on the H.O.M.E.S. club TH&B transition era layout in Hamilton on Sunday afternoon.
  • Activities.
  • Non-Rail Activities.

  • Fare: TBD.
    Info: www.grapevineexpress.ca
    or: grapevineexpress2014@gmail.com
    NMRA NFR Info: nfr-nmra.org/id/pages/frameset.html
    NMRA Info: www.nmra.org/
    NMRA Canada Info: www.nmracanada.ca/
    Saturday
    May 3
    2014
    deliver
    and view
    8:30-10:45
     
    auction
    11-4
    Stayner Nottawasaga Model Railroad Club
    19th Annual
    Model Railroad Auction
    St. Patrick's Parish Hall, William Street
    (east of Airport Road, south of highway 26, William Street beside St. Patrick Church, between Cedar and Beech Streets)
  • Auction.
  • No layouts.

  • Fare: $4.
    Info: Bill Payne 705-429-2762
    Saturday
    May 3
    2014
    varies Whitby
    area
    Doors Open
    Whitby 2014
    Various locations around the area, including:
  • 10-4: Station Gallery (former GTR station)
        www.whitbystationgallery.com/

  • Fare: Free.
    Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Whitby.aspx
    or www.whitby.ca
    or Town of Whitby doorsopen@whitby.ca 905-430-4306 ext 2317
    Saturday
    May 3
    Sunday
    May 4
    2014
    10-5
     
    10-4
    Brampton Platelayers Society
    Great British Train Show
    The Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre, 292 Conestoga Drive
  • Operating layouts, including “The Switcher” and “The Great Wombledon Railway”.
  • Static displays.
  • New and used collectables.
  • New and used sales items.
  • Refreshments available.

  • Fare: Adults $10, children $5, family of 4 $20, parking free.
    Info: www.theplatelayers.org
    or Peter Scrimshaw scrims@rogers.com 905-458-8967
    or Peter Hughes peter-hughes@sympatico.ca
    or Carl Kinzinger cpk.1@live.com
    Saturday
    May 3
    Sunday
    May 4
    2014
    varies Hamilton
    area
    Doors Open
    Hamilton 2014
    Various locations around the area, including:
  • 10-4, 10-4: Eva Rothwell Resource Centre at Robert Land (Larry Paikin Literacy Express railway coach, and a model of the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway)

  •    
    Fare: Free.
    Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Hamilton.aspx
    or: www.doorsopenhamilton.ca
    Saturday
    May 3
    Sunday
    May 4
    2014
    10-5
     
    10-4
    Brampton Platelayers Society
    Great British Train Show
    Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre, 292 Conestoga Drive
  • Operating layouts.
  • Static displays.
  • New and used collectables.
  • New and used sales items.
  • Refreshments available.

  • Fare: Adults $10, children $5, family of 4 $20. Free parking.
    Info: www.theplatelayers.org
    or Peter Scrimshaw scrims@rogers.com 905-458-8967
    Flyer: www.theplatelayers.org/gbts2014/2014flyer.html
    Sunday
    May 4
    2014
    10-3 Brantford Brantford Model Train
    Show and Sale
    Best Western Brant Park Inn, 19 Holiday Drive
    (one block south-east of Highway 403 and the Wayne Gretzky Parkway)
  • Operating layout.
  • New and used sales items including model trains and railroad memorabilia.

  • Fare: $5.
    Info: www.brantfordtrainshow.blogspot.com
    or: Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm
    Thursday
    May 8
    2014
    7-9 Toronto CRHA-T&Y Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 3rd Floor (downtown)
  • CRHA-T&Y invites those interested to their programme featuring Ron Brown on his new book “Rails Across Ontario: Exploring Ontario’s Railway Heritage” (re-scheduled from November).

  • Fare: Free.
    Saturday
    May 10
    2014
    8-12 Elmwood County Line Caboose
    16th Annual Model Railroad Garage Sale
    014121 Bruce County Road 10, RR #1 Elmwood N0G 1S0
    (north of Hanover, Bruce Penninsula)
    Fare: Free to public and to vendors.
    Info: Carol sales@countylinecaboose.ca 519-807-2345
    (Thanks, Dave Fleming.)
    Sunday
    May 11
    2014
    11-?
    1-?
    2:30-?
    Port Stanley Port Stanley Terminal Rail
    Mothers Day
    Train Rides
    309 Bridge Street
    All trains depart from and return to the station in Port Stanley next to the King George Lift Bridge.
    Fare: Mothers ride for half price. Adults $15, Children 2-14 $9.
    Reservations not required, but arrive 30 minutes early.
    Info: www.pstr.on.ca/events.htm 519-782-3730 or 1-877-244-4478
    Saturday
    May 24
    Sunday
    May 25
    2014
    10-5
    10-4
    Midland Midland District Railroad Club
    26th Annual Model Railroad Show
    North Simcoe Sports and Recreational Centre, Midland Arena, 527 Len Self Boulevard (472 King Street)
  • One of the biggest shows in all Ontario.
  • 20 layouts and 70 tables last year.

  • Fare: Adults $12, children 6-12 $8, under 6 ?.
    Info: Richard Small smallrichard@rogers.com 705-791-7968
    or video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X1_aLBu_wg&feature=player_embedded
    Map: map
    (Thanks, Dave Fleming.)
    Saturday
    May 24
    Sunday
    May 25
    2014
    varies Toronto Doors Open
    Toronto 2014
    Various locations (about 155) around the city, including:
  • 9-5: Roundhouse Park and John Street Roundhouse, Bremner Boulevard opposite CN Tower.
  • 11-4:45 Saturday only: TTC Russell Carhouse, 1403-1433 Queen Street East

  •    
    Fare: Free.
    Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Toronto.aspx
    A complete location list will be available in late April.
    Saturday
    May 31
    Sunday
    June 1
    2014
    varies Owen Sound
    area
    Doors Open
    Owen Sound 2014
    Various locations around the area, including:
  • 10-4, 10-4: Former Canadian Pacific Railway Station, 1198 1st Avenue East
  • 10-4, 12-4: Marine and Rail Museum (formerly Canadian National Railway Station)

  • Fare: Free.
    Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Owen-Sound.aspx
    Saturday
    May 31
    Sunday
    June 1
    2014
    varies Owen Sound
    area
    Doors Open
    Owen Sound 2014
    Various locations around the area, including:
  • 10-4: Former Canadian Pacific Railway Station (restoration underway)
  • 10-4 Saturday, Noon-4 Sunday: Marine & Rail Museum (formerly Canadian National Railway Station)

  •     www.owensound.ca
    Fare: Free.
    Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Owen Sound.aspx



    June 2014
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Sunday
    June 1
    2014
    10-3 Ancaster Ancaster Collectorfest Marritt Hall and the Concession Building, Ancaster Fairgounds, 630 Trinity Road
    (Exit Highway 403 south at Highway 52 / Trinity Road, on right past Wilson Street / Highway 2/53.)
  • Model Trains, Railroad Memorabilia, Toys and other Collectibles.
  • Over 25,000 sq ft. in two buildings.
  • Operating layouts.

  • Fare: Adults $5, under 12 free with adult.
    Info: www.collectorfest.blogspot.com
    or: Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm
    Vendor Info: Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm
    Saturday
    June 7
    2014
    varies Whitchurch-
    Stouffville
    Doors Open
    Whitchurch-Stouffville 2014
    Various locations around the area, including:
  • 10-4: Richmond Hill Live Steamers
        richmond-hill-live-steamers.tripod.com

  • Fare: Free.
    Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Whitchurch-Stouffville.aspx
    Saturday
    June 7
    2014
    10-4 Burlington Burlington Model Railway Club
    Spring Model Railway Show
    Aldershot Hidden Valley Park ?
    Fare: ?
    (Thanks, Dave Fleming.)
    Saturday
    June 7
    Sunday
    June 8
    2014
    varies Ottawa Doors Open
    Ottawa 2014
    Various locations around the area, including:
  • 10-4: Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, Cumberland, including railway station.
        www.ottawa.ca/museums

  • Fare: Free.
    Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Ottawa.aspx
    Sunday
    June 15
    2014
    11-?
    1-?
    2:30-?
    Port Stanley Port Stanley Terminal Rail
    Fathers Day
    Train Rides
    309 Bridge Street
    All trains depart from and return to the station in Port Stanley next to the King George Lift Bridge.
    Fare: Adults $15, Children 2-14 $9. Fathers ride for half price.
    Reservations not required, but arrive 30 minutes early.
    Info: www.pstr.on.ca/events.htm 519-782-3730 or 1-877-244-4478


    July 2014
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Friday
    July 18
    Saturday
    July 19
    Sunday
    July 20
    2014
    various
    times
    8-6
    St. Thomas Day Out With Thomas Elgin County Railway Museum / St. Thomas - Elgin Memorial Centre, 80 Wilson Avenue
    Info: ecrm5700.org/events/ 1-888-222-6608
    or Elgin County Railway Museum www.ecrm5700.org/ "Events & Hours" or "Upcoming Events"
    or 519-637-6284
    (Thanks, Dave Fleming.)
    Saturday
    July 19
    Sunday
    July 20
    2014
    10-4 Long Sault Seaway Train Show Long Sault Arena, 60 Mille Roches Road
    (Off Highway 2.)
  • Trains bought and sold.
  • All scales.

  • Fare: Adults $5, Children under 12 $2.
    Info: Rudy Tabak 613-936-6873
    Saturday
    June 21
    Sunday
    June 22
    2014
    varies Lambton
    County
    Doors Open
    Lambton County 2014
    Various locations around the area, including:
  • 10-4: Moore Museum, Moore, including railway station.
        www.mooremuseum.ca

  • Fare: Free.
    Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Lambton-County.aspx
    Friday
    July 25
    Saturday
    July 26
    Sunday
    July 27
    2014
    various
    times
    8-6
    St. Thomas Day Out With Thomas Elgin County Railway Museum / St. Thomas - Elgin Memorial Centre, 80 Wilson Avenue
    Info: ecrm5700.org/events/ 1-888-222-6608
    or Elgin County Railway Museum www.ecrm5700.org/ "Events & Hours" or "Upcoming Events"
    or 519-637-6284


    August 2014
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Saturday
    Aug 9
    Sunday
    Aug 10
    2014
    10-5
     
    10-4
    Bracebridge Muskoka Model Railway Club
    Muskoka Train Show
    Muskoka Rails 2014
    Bracebridge Fair Grounds, James D. Lang Activity Park, 331 Fraserburg Road
    (Monica Lane off Cedar Lane Regional 37)
  • Operating Layouts
  • Modeling Clinics
  • Historical Displays
  • Swap Tables
  • Train Vendors and Manufacturers
  • Souvenirs and Door Prizes
  • Barbeque
  • Swimming, Picnic and Playground Facilities, the Segwun, the Portage Railway, Muskoka Wharf, Muskoka Rails Heritage Museum all close by.
  • Area accommodations include resorts, motels, hotels, campgrounds and bed and breakfasts.

  • Fare: Adults $6 Seniors $5, 5-12 $3.00, under 5 Free, Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children) $14.
    Info: muskokamodelrailwayclub.com (dead?)
    or: www.muskokamodelrailwayclub.org/annual-summer-train-show.html
    Vender and Layout Coordinator: Jim McCuaig 705-645-7923.


    September 2014
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Saturday
    Sept 6
    2014
    10-3 Toronto
    (Etobicoke)
    Lakeshore Model Railroaders' Association
    LMRA Model Railroad Flea Market
    Apostle's Continuation Church, 10 Belfield Road (new location and new day this year)
    (Just west of Kipling Avenue and just north of Highway 409 off Highway 401. Former Etobicoke Hydro Building, on the northwest corner. See website for more details.)
    Easy TTC access.
    Fare: Adults $6, youth $2, children under 6 free. Free parking.
    Vendor tables: 8 feet long for $40.
    Info: www.lmra.ca (new)
    or: Steve McCoy supertraindude@yahoo.ca 416-817-4015
    Saturday
    Sept 20
    2014
    10-4 Holland Centre Grey Central Railway Club
    8th Annual Open House
    and Train Show
    Participation Lodge, 684136 Side Road 30
    (5 minutes northeast of Holland Centre on Side Road 30, in basement of nursing home.)
  • 20'x30' sceniced HO scale Grey Central layout.
  • Free vendor tables. Setup 8:00 am.
  • Meet fellow modellers for some good old “chit chat”.
  • Lunch available.
    Fare: $5, children 12 and under free.
    Vendor Info: Al allanireton@hotmail.com 519-794-3692


  • September/October 2014
     
    Day Place Name Details
    Tuesday
    Sept 30
    Wednesday
    Oct 1
    Thursday
    Oct 2
    2014
    all day Thunder Bay Canadian Association of Railway Modellers (CARM)
    2014 Canadian Railway Modellers Convention
    Details to be announced.
  • All modellers and railroaders welcome.
  • Clinics.
  • Displays.
  • Railfanning.
  • Tours.

  • The convention is midweek because railfanning is better then, and to allow travel time to and from within the same week.
    Info: www.caorm.org/convention
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org


    October 2014
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Saturday
    Oct 4
    Sunday
    Oct 5
    2014
    10-4

    10-4
    Brampton
    Caledon
    Brampton 2014 Model Railroad Show Brampton Fairgrounds, 12942 Heart Lake Road at Old School Road, Caledon
    (3 km north of Mayfield Road, west of Highway 410, east of Hurontario and Kennedy. From Hurontario, go east on Old School Road or Mayfield.)
  • 33,000 sq ft of operating layouts (N, HO, O and G) and dealers.
  • Repair table.
  • Clinics.
  • Lunch counter.
  • Handicapped accessible.
  • All proceeds to be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Peel Region. So far over $10,000 has been raised.

  • Fare: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $4, Children under 12 free, family of 4 $10. Fare covers both days. Free parking.
            If you get your hand stamped before leaving Saturday, Sunday is free.
    Info: www.bramptonmodelrailroadshow.com/
    or: Dean Beech 905-454-5853
    or: Paul raven.range@sympatico.ca
    Vendor and Exhibitor Info: Dean Beech 905-454-5853 27 Nipissing Crescent, Brampton, L6S 5A4
    Map: www.bramptonmodelrailroadshow.com/location.htm
    Note: After Dean, Terry, Alex and others running the show for six years (after Carl started it), this is a transition year, with the show jointly run by the Credit Valley FreMo group. Next year they will take over running the show.
    Saturday
    Oct 18
    Sunday
    Oct 19
    2014
    10-4:30
     
    10-4:30
    Bowmanville Soper Valley Model Railroad Association
    28th Annual Model Train Show
    Bowmanville High School, 49 Liberty Street North
    (Exit Highway 401 at exit 432 onto Liberty Street. Bowmanville High School is on the right past King Street.)
  • Vendors.
  • Operating layouts.
  • Static displays.

  • Fare: Adults $6, Seniors $5, Family $12.
    Info: www.svmra.ca/2014 Bowmanville Show Flyer.pdf
    or: sopervalley@gmail.com
    SVMRA Info: www.svmra.ca
    Sunday
    Oct 19
    2014
    10-3 Woodstock Woodstock Model Train
    Show and Sale
    Oxford Auditorium and Mutual/Market Building, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis Street
  • Several operating layouts.
  • New and used sales items including model trains and railroad memorabilia.
    Fare: $5.
    Info: www.woodstocktrainshow.blogspot.com
    or: Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm


  • November 2014
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Sunday
    Nov 2
    2014
    10-3 Kitchener Kitchener Model Train Show and Sale Bingemans Marshall Hall, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive
    (From 401: Take exit #278 to Hwy 8 West toward Kitchener, take exit Hwy 7 East / Hwy 85 North towards Guelph, fork right towards Victoria/Frederick/Wellington, exit to Wellington Street East, turn south on Shirley Avenue, then Bingemans entrance on left side.)
  • Typically over 150 vendor tables.
  • Model trains, train sets, locomotives, track, rolling stock, transformers, structures, photos, DVDs, railroad memorabilia. All scales.
  • Operating layouts.
  • Lunch counter.

  • Fare: $5. Free parking.
    Info: kitchenertrainshow.blogspot.ca
    or: Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm
    Bingeman's Info: www.bingemans.com/ 519-744-1555 or 1-800-667-0833
    Map and Directions: www.bingemans.com/conferences/contact_directions.php
    Sunday
    Nov 9
    2014
    10-3:30 Ancaster Rail-Ops Club
    TH&B Model Railroad
    Fall Flea Market
    Marritt Hall, Ancaster Fair Grounds, 630 Trinity Road
    (Exit Highway 403 south at Highway 52 / Trinity Road, on right past Wilson Street / Highway 2/53.)
  • Operating layouts.
  • Over 150 vendor tables.

  • Fare: Adults $5, under 12 free.
    Info: John Henwood 905-335-9112
    Sunday
    Nov 23
    2014
    11-4 Toronto York Railway Modellers
    2014 Fall Open House
    5 Oakland Avenue
    (North off Wilson near Jane)
  • Over 1600 sq ft of model railway.
  • 13 scale miles of mainline going through 10 towns.
  • CNR and CPR in southwestern Ontario, in the period of 1953 to 1957.
  • Steam and diesel engines being made.
  • New model buildings under construction.
  • Authentic steam sounds.
  • Videos to watch.

  • Also November 30.
    Fare: Adults $5, Children $1.
    Info: www.yorkrailwaymodellers.ca
    Sunday
    Nov 30
    2014
    11-4 Toronto York Railway Modellers
    2014 Fall Open House
    5 Oakland Avenue
    (North off Wilson near Jane)
  • Over 1600 sq ft of model railway.
  • 13 scale miles of mainline going through 10 towns.
  • CNR and CPR in southwestern Ontario, in the period of 1953 to 1957.
  • Steam and diesel engines being made.
  • New model buildings under construction.
  • Authentic steam sounds.
  • Videos to watch.

  • Also November 23.
    Fare: Adults $5, Children $1.
    Info: www.yorkrailwaymodellers.ca


    Other Years
     
    Year Link
    2013   2013shows.htm                                    
    2012   2012shows.htm                                    
    2011   2011shows.htm                                    
    2010   2010shows.htm                                    
    2009   2009shows.htm                                    


    Train Activities, Museums Etc
     
    Train Activities, Museums Etc


                      Also See                    
     
    caorm.org/events.php

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