Uncover stories of the railways’ impact in Toronto
“Tales of the Rails” will uncover how Toronto’s railways shaped the social landscape of the city since their introduction in the early 1800s. How were Toronto’s oldest communities impacted by the development of the railways? Join us to find out!
Tales of the Rails is an approximately 30-minute, in-depth, guided walking tour that takes visitors around Roundhouse Park and into our historical buildings, locomotives, and passenger cars.
Discover what life was like at the John Street Roundhouse when the world was embroiled in the Second World War
Commemorate the Black Canadians who served as Sleeping Car Porters and propelled the Civil Rights Movement in Canada
Time travel to the past by climbing aboard our restored train cars
The safety and well-being of our visitors, volunteers, and museum staff are our highest priority. While we are looking forward to welcoming you back, additional health and safety precautions are in place. We ask that visitors stay home if they have any symptoms of COVID-19 or are considered to be in a high risk category.
Before visiting, please use Ontario Health’s self-assessment tool available here.
All staff are required to wear a mask. We strongly encourage visitors to wear a non-medical mask or face covering if they are able, frequently wash or sanitize hands, and maintain physical distancing inside and outside of the museum and on tours. We thank our visitors in advance for complying with these new modifications.
We will limit the number of visitors in the museum and on guided tours. All visits to the museum must be pre-booked through Eventbrite. Timed ticketing is being used to manage the number of visitors to the museum.
For more information on our reopening health and safety protocols, please visit our website.