Ontario Model Railway Show and Event Calendar

  1. For general notes, disclaimer, changes of location, year-round/seasonal events/displays and toy and collectible shows - please see below.
  2. For toy, hobby and collectible shows that include trains, please scroll to the bottom of this page.
  3. If you don't see your show listed, please do get in touch with me and I will be glad to add it. Updates, additions and corrections are welcomed.
  4. Please note: If you need more info or want to book a table, PLEASE CONTACT THE SHOW CONCERNED. I only list the shows!
Date Event Location
 —  — Paris Junction Model Train Show Paris Fairgrounds, Paris, Ontario Paris Fairgrounds, Paris, Ontario
 —  — Hamilton & Ancaster Model Train Show Ancaster Fairgrounds, Ancaster, Ontario Ancaster Fairgrounds, Ancaster, Ontario
 —  — Port Hope 26th Model Railway Show Town Park Recreation Centre, Port Hope, Ontario Town Park Recreation Centre, Port Hope, Ontario
 —  — Model Railroad Club of Toronto Annual Spring Show Club Rooms, Toronto Ontario M4B 1X4 Club Rooms, Toronto Ontario M4B 1X4
 —  — Barrie Allandale 49th Model Train Show Bradford Greenhouses Garden Galleria, Barrie, Ontario Bradford Greenhouses Garden Galleria, Barrie, Ontario
 —  — Model Railroad Club of Toronto Annual Spring Show Club Rooms, Toronto Ontario M4B 1X4 Club Rooms, Toronto Ontario M4B 1X4
 —  — Copetown RPM Meet Copetown & District Community Centre, Copetown, Ontario Copetown & District Community Centre, Copetown, Ontario
 —  — Essex County Model Train show Essex Public School, Essex, Ontario N8M 2N8 Essex Public School, Essex, Ontario N8M 2N8
 —  — The Copetown Train Show Copetown & District Community Centre, Copetown, Ontario Copetown & District Community Centre, Copetown, Ontario
 —  — Model Railway Club of Toronto Annual Spring Show Club Rooms, Toronto Ontario M4B 1X4 Club Rooms, Toronto Ontario M4B 1X4
 —  — Scarborough Model Railroaders Train Show Scarborough MR Club Rooms, Scarborough, Ont. Scarborough MR Club Rooms, Scarborough, Ont.
 —  — An Exhibition of the Cobourg & Peterborough Railway Story C. Gordon King Centre (aka the Cobourg Library), Cobourg, Ontario C. Gordon King Centre (aka the Cobourg Library), Cobourg, Ontario
 —  — Scarborough Model Railroaders Train Show Scarborough MR Club Rooms, Scarborough, Ont. Scarborough MR Club Rooms, Scarborough, Ont.
 —  — Kingston 30th Rail O Rama Model Train Show Ambassador Hotel, Kingston, Ont. K7M 9E3 Ambassador Hotel, Kingston, Ont. K7M 9E3
 —  — Toronto Railway Prototype Modellers' Meet Humber College, North Campus, Building B, Toronto, Ontario M9W 5L7 Humber College, North Campus, Building B, Toronto, Ontario M9W 5L7
 —  — Kitchener Model Train Show and Sale Bingemans (Marshall Hall), Kitchener, Ontario Bingemans (Marshall Hall), Kitchener, Ontario
 —  — Double Headers 36th Annual Self-guided Layout Tour Kitchener - Waterloo - Cambridge - Guelph Kitchener - Waterloo - Cambridge - Guelph
 —  — Woodstock Model Train Show and Sale Oxford Auditorium & Mutual/Market Buildings Woodstock Fairgrounds, Woodstock, Ontario Oxford Auditorium & Mutual/Market Buildings Woodstock Fairgrounds, Woodstock, Ontario
 —  — 13th Annual Brantford, Simcoe & Port Dover District Model Layout Tour Brantford - Simcoe - Port Dover Brantford - Simcoe - Port Dover
 —  — Lindsay - L&DMR's 45th Annual Train Show Lindsay Victoria Park Armoury, Lindsay, Ontario K9V 2Y8 Lindsay Victoria Park Armoury, Lindsay, Ontario K9V 2Y8

Toy Train and Collectible Shows:
For the schedule of Toy and Collectible shows, please go to http://www.collectorshows.ca/EN/toy.php and/or to http://www.ontariotoyshows.com.
For details of model train shows sponsored by Ian at collectorshows.ca, go to: http://www.collectorshows.ca/EN/train.php 

Other Hobby and Collectible shows:

None to report

SHOWS AND EVENTS - GENERAL:

  1. This page publicizes Ontario shows according to their known scheduling, but will gladly accept notices for shows in other provinces on request.
  2. All information has been obtained from show flyers, NMRA-NFR, CARM, or sponsoring club websites, Branchline magazine or by notification.
  3. All information is carefully checked for accuracy from these sources, but no responsibility is assumed for errors or unreported changes.
  4. Updates, additions and corrections are welcomed. If you don't see your show listed, please do get in touch with me and I will be glad to add it.
  5. All events require children to be accompanied by an adult.
  6. Shows usually open at 10 am, but those for Open Houses, Flea Markets, Meets, Auctions and Tours may vary. In the case of two-day shows, the Sunday closing time is shown, but in the case of some two-day shows, the Saturday hours may be an hour or half-an-hour longer.
  7. Mobility access: Model railway shows are usually held in a public building, i.e., an exhibition/community hall or a school. For public buildings, mobility access is as prescribed by law. Some shows, and flea markets and open houses may be held on private property, e.g., in a church hall/basement or club quarters. Similarly, layout tours are by definition in private homes. It is recommended that you use the contact information provided with each event to ascertain what restrictions may apply.

CHANGE of location/name/date/time/event INFORMATION:
The former Toronto Model Railroad Flea Market is now the Mississauga  Model Railroad Flea Market.
The former Brampton Model Railway show is the "Greater Toronto Train Show" from 2018 onwards.
The Hamilton-Ancaster Model Train Shows will open at 9.30 am and close at 2.30 pm.
The Quinte (Belleville) Model Railway Show will be at the Centennial Secondary School in 2018.
The Montreal Model Train Exposition has moved from September to May, and to Dorval.
The Port Hope (Ganaraska) Model Railway Show will be held on Feb 9 and 10 in 2019, instead of the usual first week in February.
The George's Railview Model Railway Club is now the Railview Historical Society.
The Cobourg show of the past 21 years is no more. Instead there will be an history exhibition  of the Cobourg & Peterboro RR.

YEAR-ROUND/SEASONAL OPENINGS/MEETINGS/EVENTS

  1. Burlington Model Railway Club  Open Houses and Viewing Sessions 
  2. Canadian Railway Historical Association (CRHA) - Niagara Division: Monthly Wednesday Meetings & Sharing of Railway Images. St. Catharines, Ontario Museum, Lock 3, 1932 Welland Canal Parkway. Meetings start at 7:00 PM and conclude at 9:30 PM.
  3. Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers (Hamilton, Ont.) "public run days" and events open to the public
  4. Guelph Historical Railway Association. All meetings are at the Co-operator’s Building, 136 MacDonell Street, Guelph ON N1H 6P8. Ring buzzer by the door and say “Here for the Railway Meeting”. Meetings are held on Monday evenings 12 months of the year and start at 7:30 pm. Info: Steve Host (519) 836 -7186 or (paste into your email program) Steve@Hotovsky.net
  5. London Model Railway Group Schedule of Open Houses and Events
  6. St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Jct. Model Railway - Year-Round Schedule
  7. Upper Canada Railway Society - Hamilton Chapter holds monthly meetings at the Peoples Church, 510 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton, ON L9C 1X4 on the fourth Friday of each month (except July and August). For more information contact Bryce Lee at (paste into your email program) ootvart@cogeco.ca or Bryant Barbour at (paste into your email program) barney@sourcecable.net 
  8. Waterloo Central Railway features special events throughout the operating season. 
  9. Windsor Model Railroad Club holds weekly meetings Tuesday 5.30 to 8.30 pm 2nd floor Market Square, 2109 Ottawa St., Windsor, Ont. N8Y 3K7.
  10. York-Durham Heritage Railway features special events throughout the operating season. 
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