Ontario Model Railway Show and Event Calendar

  1. TO SHOW ORGANIZERS: I am happy to provide this page as a contribution to the hobby, but I DO RELY ON YOU to let me know about your forthcoming event. (There are just too many for me to keep track of!) 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 also welcomed.
  2. TO ENQUIRERS: If you need more info or want to book a table, PLEASE CONTACT THE SHOW CONCERNED. I only list the shows!
  3. For year-round/seasonal events/displays, toy, hobby and collectible shows that include trains, please scroll to the bottom of this page.
  4. For general information, disclaimer, changes of location, names, dates and times - please scroll to the bottom of this page.
Date Event Location
 —  — Woodstock Model Train Show Oxford Auditorium, Woodstock Fairgrounds, Woodstock, Ontario Oxford Auditorium, Woodstock Fairgrounds, Woodstock, Ontario
 —  — 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
 —  — Barrie Allandale 50th Model Train Show Bradford Greenhouses Garden Galleria, Barrie, Ontario Bradford Greenhouses Garden Galleria, Barrie, Ontario
 —  — Copetown RPM Meet Copetown & District Community Centre, Copetown, Ontario Copetown & District Community Centre, Copetown, Ontario
 —  — Port Hope - Ganaraska Railway Modellers 27th Model Railway Show Town Park Recreation Centre, Port Hope, Ontario Town Park Recreation Centre, Port Hope, Ontario
 —  — The Copetown Train Show Copetown & District Community Centre, Copetown, Ontario Copetown & District Community Centre, Copetown, Ontario
 —  — Kitchener Model Train Show and Sale Bingemans (Marshall Hall), Kitchener, Ontario Bingemans (Marshall Hall), Kitchener, Ontario
 —  — Kingston 31st Rail O Rama Model Train Show Ambassador Hotel, Kingston, Ontario K7M 9E3 Ambassador Hotel, Kingston, Ontario K7M 9E3
 —  — Brantford, Simcoe & Port Dover District 14th Annual Model Layout Tour Brantford - Simcoe - Port Dover Brantford - Simcoe - Port Dover
 —  — Lindsay - L&DMR's 46th Annual Train Show Lindsay Victoria Park Armoury, Lindsay, Ontario K9V 2Y8 Lindsay Victoria Park Armoury, Lindsay, Ontario K9V 2Y8
 —  — Belleville Model Railroaders - Open House Bayview Mall, Belleville, Ontario K8N 1G1 Bayview Mall, Belleville, Ontario K8N 1G1
 —  — Narrow Gauge Madness 15th Annual Ontario Narrow Gauge Show Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology, Hamilton, Ont. L8H 7N2 Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology, Hamilton, Ont. L8H 7N2
 —  — Woodstock Model Train Show and Sale Oxford Auditorium & Mutual/Market Buildings Woodstock Fairgrounds, Woodstock, Ontario Oxford Auditorium & Mutual/Market Buildings Woodstock Fairgrounds, Woodstock, Ontario
 —  — The Great British Train Show 2020 (the 15th) Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre , Brampton, Ontario L6Z 3M1 Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre , Brampton, Ontario L6Z 3M1
 —  — CARM Toronto Convention Humber Lakeshore Campus, Etobicoke Ontario M8V 1K8 Humber Lakeshore Campus, Etobicoke Ontario M8V 1K8
 —  — NMRA Niagara Frontier Region Convention Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ontario L9C 0E5 Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ontario L9C 0E5
 —  — Greater Toronto Train Show (formerly the Brampton Model Railway Show) Brampton Fairgrounds, Caledon, Ontario Brampton Fairgrounds, Caledon, Ontario
 —  — Kingston 3rd Rail Fair Model Train show Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560, Kingston, Ontario Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560, Kingston, Ontario

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. Elgin County Railway Museum (St. Thomas, Ont.) opening hours and special events throughout the year. 
  4. Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers (Hamilton, Ont.) "public run days" and events open to the public
  5. 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
  6. London Model Railway Group Schedule of Open Houses and Events
  7. St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Jct. Model Railway - Year-Round Schedule
  8. 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 please contact Bryant Barbour at (paste into your email program) barney@sourcecable.net  (Note: Bryce Lee, who was the other contact, passed away on February 16, 2019.)
  9. Waterloo Central Railway sponsors special events throughout the operating season. 
  10. 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.
  11. York-Durham Heritage Railway features special events throughout the operating season. 

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 

    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 now the "Greater Toronto Train Show".
    The George's Railview Model Railway Club is now the Railview Historical Society.
    The Hamilton-Ancaster Model Train Shows will open at 9.30 am and close at 2.30 pm.
    The Montreal Model Train Exposition has moved from September to May, and to Dorval.
    The 2019 Bowmanville show is ONE DAY ONLY.

    The Port Hope (Ganaraska) Model Railway Show will be held on Feb 22 and 23 in 2020, instead of the usual first week in February.
    The traditional Cobourg and Picton shows are no more.
    The Boomer Auction Sale (Chatham) has moved to 46 Orangewood Blvd for 2019. 
    The Ontario Narrow Gauge Show has moved from Schomberg to Hamilton for its 2020 show.
    The Guelph Model Railway Society has moved its annual show from Saturday to Sunday.

    SHOWS AND EVENTS - GENERAL:

    1. This page publicizes Ontario shows according to their known scheduling, but I will gladly accept notices for shows in other provinces on request.
    2. All information is obtained from show organizers, show flyers, sponsoring club websites, Facebook notices, or from Branchline magazine.
    3. All information is transcribed "Errors & Omissions Excepted". While every care is taken, no responsibility is assumed for errors or unreported changes.
    4. Updates, additions and corrections are welcomed.  
    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.