Ontario Model Train Shows Calendar

Here is a list of events in southern Ontario of interest to model railroaders. This calendar is provided without any guarantee of accuracy. Information is based on flyers obtained at local shows, as well as updates from show organizers. Events marked in red are already in the past. But since most events are annual, you can look forward to next years event.

If you want to take a small child, be sure to bring along a step so your little one can see the trains on the layouts. Some clubs put their layouts at eye level for kids, and some clubs have their own steps for kids, but most do not.

If you have any southern Ontario shows to add to the list, please e-mail me.

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Last updated: Sunday, June 24, 2012

Past Events

2012-11-17
2012-11-18

Whitby Model Railroad Show

Address: Father Leo J. Austin School, 1020 Dryden Blvd, Whitby (map)
Time: Saturday 10AM to 16:30; Sunday 10AM to 16:00
Organized by: Pine Ridge Modellers

Always a nice show.

2012-09-30

Muskoka Model Railroad Layout Tour

For details, see Muskoka Tour Home Page.
Address: Various locations
Time: Sunday 10:00-18:00
Organized by: NMRA - Niagara Frontier Region

2012-08-25
2012-08-26

Railway Heritage Days

Address: Elgin County Railway Museum, 225 Wellington Street, St. Thomas (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-16:00; Sunday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: Elgin County Railway Museum
Contact: 519-631-4873

2012-08-11
2012-08-12

Muskoka Rails

Address: Bracebridge Fairgrounds, 331 Fraserburg Road, Bracebridge (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-17:00; Sunday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: Muskoka Model Railway Club
Contact: Ed Sutherland

2012-07-20
2012-07-21
2012-07-22

Day Out With Thomas

Address: Elgin Memorial Centre, 80 Wilson Avenue, St. Thomas (map)
Time: Friday 08:00-18:00; Saturday 08:00-18:00; Sunday 08:00-18:00
Organized by: Elgin County Railway Museum
Contact: 519-637-6284

2012-07-13
2012-07-14
2012-07-15

Day Out With Thomas

Address: Elgin Memorial Centre, 80 Wilson Avenue, St. Thomas (map)
Time: Friday 08:00-18:00; Saturday 08:00-18:00; Sunday 08:00-18:00
Organized by: Elgin County Railway Museum
Contact: 519-637-6284

2012-06-23
2012-06-24

Railway Nostalgia Weekend

Address: Elgin County Railway Museum, 225 Wellington Street, St. Thomas (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-16:00; Sunday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: Elgin County Railway Museum
Contact: 519-631-4873

2012-05-26
2012-05-27

Midland Model Railroad Show

Address: Midland Sports and Recreation Center 527 Len Self Blvd. Midland (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-17:00; Sunday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: Midland District Railroad Club
Contact: Richard Small (smallrichard@rogers.com)

2012-05-05
2012-05-06

Ottawa Train Expo

Address: Carleton University Fieldhouse, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-16:30; Sunday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: Ottawa Train Expo

2012-04-28
2012-04-29

The Great British Train Show

Address: Jim Archdekin Community Centre, 292 Conestoga Drive, Brampton (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-17:00; Sunday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: The Platelayers

2012-04-22

Woodstock Model Train Show

Address: Oxford Auditorium, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis Street, Woodstock (map)
Time: Sunday 10:00-15:00
Contact: 519-426-8875; toyshow@kwic.com

2012-04-21

Annual Ontario Narrow Gauge Show

Address: Schomberg Community Hall, 325 Main Street, Schomberg, Ontario (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: Narrow Gauge Madness
Contact: 905.939.0694

2012-04-15

Model Railroad Flea Market

Address: John Tonelli Sports Centre, 217 Laurier Avenue, Milton (map)
Time: Sunday 10:00-15:00
Organized by: Lakeshore Model Railroaders' Association
Contact: Steve at 416-817-4015

2012-03-31

Doubleheaders Annual Layout Tour

Address: Registration at Hespeler Arena, 640 Ellis Rd, Cambridge (map)
Time: Saturday 9:00-15:00
Organized by: Doubleheaders Model Railroad Club

2012-03-25

Kitchener Model Train Show

Address: Bingemans Ballroom, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener (map)
Time: Sunday 10:00-15:00
Contact: 519-426-8875; toyshow@kwic.com

2012-03-24
2012-03-25

Lindsay Model Railway Show

Address: Victoria Park Armoury, 210 Kent Street West, Lindsay (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-17:00; Sunday 10:00-16:30
Organized by: Lindsay and District Model Railroaders
Contact: Don at 705.454.2746

2012-03-18

Burlington Model Railway Show

Address: Burlington Hotel and Conference Centre, 3063 South Service Road, Burlington (map)
Time: Sunday 10:00-15:00
Contact: 519-426-8875; toyshow@kwic.com

2012-03-11

Annual Model Railroad Show and Sale

Address: Lambeth Community Centre, 7112 Beattie Street West, London (map)
Time: Sunday 10:00-15:00
Organized by: Thames Valley Modular Railroad Club

2012-03-10
2012-03-11

Kingston Rail O Rama

Address: Ambassador Hotel, 1550 Princess Street, Kingston (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-16:00; Sunday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: Kingston Division, Canadian Railroad Historical Association
Contact: 613-542-9461

2012-03-04

Niagara Falls Model Railroad Show

Address: Optimist Park Hall, 4709 Dorchester Rd (at Morrison), Niagara Falls (map)
Time: Sunday 10:00-15:30
Organized by: Niagara Railway Museum

2012-03-03

Cobourg Model Train Show

Address: Cobourg Lions Centre, 157 Elgin Street East, Cobourg (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: Cobourg Model Railroaders

2012-02-18
2012-02-19

Barrie-Allandale Train Show

Address: Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery, Hwy 90 at Hwy 27, Barrie (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-17:00; Sunday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: Barrie-Allandale Railway Modelers
Contact: 705.737.9363

2012-02-12

Copetown Train Show

Address: Copetown and District Community Centre, 1950 Governor's Road, Copetown (map)
Time: Sunday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: Canadian Association of Railway Modellers
Contact: 905.934.6575

2012-02-11

Flea Market

Address: The Royal Canadian Legion. 280 King Street West, Dundas (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-15:00
Organized by: Dundas Modular Railway Club
Contact: 905-387-5669

2012-02-04
2012-02-05

Ganaraska Annual Model Railway Show

Address: Town Park Recreation Centre, 62 McCaul St, Port Hope (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-16:30; Sunday 10:00-15:00
Organized by: Ganaraska Railway Club
Contact: 905-800-0410

2012-02-04

Burlington Model Railway Show

Address: Saint John's Anglican Church Hall, 2464 Dundas Street (Hwy 5), Burlington (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: Burlington Model Railway Club
Contact: Jim at 905.335.1177 or Ed at 905.318.0313

2012-02-04

Model Train Flea Market

Address: St. Anthony's Soccer Club Hall, 523 St. Anthony's Street, Ottawa (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-12:00
Organized by: Ottawa Valley Associated Railroaders

2012-01-29

Ancaster Flea Market

Address: Marritt Hall, Ancaster Fair Grounds, 630 Trinity Road, Ancaster (map)
Time: Sunday 10:00-15:30
Organized by: RAIL-OPS Club
Contact: 905-335-9112

2012-01-15

Paris Junction Model Train Show

Address: Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver Street, Paris (map)
Time: Sunday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: Western Ontario Division - NFR - NMRA
Contact: 519-583-0975

2011-12-03
2011-12-04

Belleville Christmas Model Railroad Show

Address: Quinte Secondary School, 45 College Street West, Belleville (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-16:00; Sunday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: Belleville Model Railroad Clubs
Contact: 613-968-9270

2011-11-20

Toronto Toy, Train and Doll Collectors Show

Address: International Centre (Hall 4), 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga (map)
Time: Sunday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: Antique Toys

2011-11-19
2011-11-20

Toronto Christmas Train Show

Address: International Centre (Hall 3), 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga (map)
Time: Saturday 11:00-16:00; Sunday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: Antique Toys

With the demise of the Toronto Model Railroad Show, this is now the premiere event in Toronto. The 2008 show was held in a larger hall in the International Centre, and featured some of the higher quality layouts in the province.

2011-11-13

Ancaster Flea Market

Address: Marritt Hall, Ancaster Fair Grounds, 630 Trinity Road, Ancaster (map)
Time: Sunday 10:00-15:30
Organized by: RAIL-OPS Club
Contact: 905-335-9112

2011-11-06

Kitchener Model Train Show

Address: Bingemans Ballroom, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener (map)
Time: Sunday 10:00-15:00
Contact: 519-426-8875; toyshow@kwic.com

2011-11-05
2011-11-06

Sudbury Train Show

Address: Howard Johnson, Bradey Street, Subdury
Time: Saturday 10:00-17:00; Sunday 11:00-16:00
Organized by: Sudbury Model Railroading

2011-10-23

Woodstock Model Train Show

Address: Oxford Auditorium, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis Street, Woodstock (map)
Time: Sunday 10:00-15:00
Contact: 519-426-8875

2011-10-15
2011-10-16

Bowmanville Model Railroad Show

Address: Bowmanville High School, 49 Liberty Street North, Bowmanville (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-16:30; Sunday 10:00-16:30
Organized by: Soper Valley Model Rails
Contact: rjr.kse@sympatico.ca

2011-10-15
2011-10-16

Ottawa Railfair

Address: Algonquin College Woodroffe Campus, Nepean (map)
Time: Saturday 11:00-17:00; Sunday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: Ottawa Valley Associated Railroaders

2011-10-01
2011-10-02

Brampton Model Train Show

Address: Brampton Fairgrounds, 12942 Heart Lake Road, Brampton (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-16:30; Sunday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: Brampton Model Railroad Show
Contact: Terry Link

2011-10-01

LMRA, CARM, and NMRA London and District Layout Tour

For more information, see LMRA
Address:
Time: Saturday 9:00-17:00
Organized by: LMRA, CARM, and NMRA

2011-09-25

Komoka Model Train Show and Sale

Address: Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen Street, Komoka (map)
Time: Sunday 10:00-15:00
Organized by: London Model Railroad Group

2011-09-24

NFR Model Train Show

Address: Tottenham Community Centre, 139 Queen St North, Tottenham (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-16:30
Organized by: Niagara Frontier Region, NMRA

2011-09-17
2011-09-18

Picton Model Railroaders Annual Train Show

Address: Prince Edward Curling Club, Picton Fairgrounds, Main Street East, Picton (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-17:00; Sunday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: Picton Model Railroaders
Contact: 613.476.3721

2011-09-11

Model Railroad Flea Market

Address: John Tonelli Sports Centre, 217 Laurier Avenue, Milton (map)
Time: Sunday 10:00-15:00
Organized by: Lakeshore Model Railroaders' Association
Contact: 416-817-4015

2011-06-18
2011-06-19

Huntsville Model Railway Exposition

Address: Canada Summit Centre, 100 Park Drive, Huntsville (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-17:00; Sunday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: Huntsville Train Station Society

2011-06-05

Brantford Model Train Show

Address: Best Western Brant Park Inn, 19 Holiday Drive, Brantford (map)
Time: Sunday 10:00-15:00
Contact: Ian at 519-426-8875

2011-05-07

Annual Model Railroad Auction

Address: St. Patrick's Parish Hall, 215 Pine Street, Stayner (map)
Time: Saturday 11:00-16:00
Organized by: Nottawasaga Model Railroad Club
Contact: 705-429-2762; 705-445-7317
Notes: Open for consignment items 8:30AM-10:00AM

2011-02-26
2011-02-27

Heritage Essex Annual Toy and Model Train Show

Address: Essex Community Centre @ Essex District High School, 244 Talbot Street North, Essex (map)
Time: Saturday 9:30-15:00; Sunday 9:30-15:00
Organized by: Essex Railway Station
Contact: 519-776-9800

2011-01-22
2011-01-23

Exposition des Trains Miniatures

Address: 375 Maloney Blvd West, Gatineau, Québec. (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-16:00; Sunday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: Club Ferroviaire En Voiture
Contact: Mario at 819-671-2354

2011-01-09

Woodstock Model Train Show

Address: Oxford Auditorium, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis Street, Woodstock (map)
Time: Sunday 10:00-15:00
Contact: 519-426-8875

2010-12-12

London Model Train Show

Address: Centennial Hall, 550 Wellington Street, London (map)
Time: Sunday 10AM to 15:00
Contact: Ian

2010-11-20

Royal City Model Railroaders Layout Tour

Address: 4971 Wellington Road 29, RR#2 Guelph (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-17:00
Organized by: Royal City Model Railroaders

2010-10-31

Niagara Falls Model Railroad Show

Address: Optimist Park Hall, 4709 Dorchester Rd (at Morrison), Niagara Falls (map)
Time: Sunday 10:00-15:30
Organized by: Niagara Railway Museum

2010-09-13
2010-09-24

Kemptville Train and Toy Show

Address: W.B.George Centre, Kemptville College, Kemptville (map)
Time: Monday 10:00-17:00; Friday 10:00-16:00
Contact: 613-592-9402 (day), 613-592-5824 (eve)

2010-08-07
2010-08-08

Thousand Islands Model Railroad Show

Address: Gananoque Recreation Centre, 600 King Street East, Gananoque (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-16:00; Sunday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: The Thousand Islands Model Railroaders
Contact: Mike at 613-382-3117

I was in the area during the weekend of the 2007 show. Occupying all of the local arena, this was a nice show, with representation from a number of clubs featuring a variety of scales. Worth visiting if you're vacationing in the Kingston or Gananoque area in the summer.

2010-06-19
2010-06-20

Canada Southern Hobby Show

Address: 225 Wellington Street, St. Thomas (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-16:00; Sunday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: Elgin County Railway Museum
Contact: 519-637-6284; 519-633-2535

2010-05-29

Burlington Spring Train Show

Free admission. Held in conjunction with the Aldershot Community Festival
Address: Hidden Valley Park, Burlington (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-16:00
Organized by: Burlington Model Railway Club
Contact: 905-335-1177; 905-528-2774

2010-05-15

Model Railroad Garage Sale

Address: 014121 Bruce County Rd 10, RR#1, Elmwood (map)
Time: Saturday 8:00-12:00
Organized by: County Line Caboose
Contact: 519-884-6908

2010-04-17

Model Railroad Flea Market

Address: St. Francis of Assissi Church, 214 King Ave E., Newcastle (map)
Time: Saturday 9:00-15:00
Organized by: Soper Valley Model Railroad Association

2010-03-27
2010-03-28

Kemptville Train and Toy Show

Address: W.B.George Centre, Kemptville College, Kemptville (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-17:00; Sunday 10:00-16:00
Contact: 613-592-9402 (day), 613-592-5824 (eve)

2009-08-01
2009-08-02

Capreol Train and Hobby Show

Address: Capreol Arena, 20 Meehan St, Capreol (map)
Time: Saturday 10:00-17:00; Sunday 10:00-17:00
Organized by: Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre
Contact: capreoltrainshow@yahoo.ca

2008-05-18

Hamilton Train Show

Address: Braley Centre, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton
Time: Sunday 11:00-16:00