Discover Toronto’s industrial past and check out Roundhouse Park’s water tower, coaling tower, and numerous restored historic buildings. Kids enjoy riding the miniature train, which operates if the weather permits. Don’t miss a visit to the on-site Toronto Railway Museum. To see more in less time, stop by the park on a tour of downtown Toronto that includes nearby attractions such as Ripley’s Aquarium, the CN Tower, and St. Lawrence Market.
Things to Know Before You Go
There’s a small fee to ride the mini train.
The trains aren’t wheelchair-accessible.
Kids and seniors receive discounted admission to the Toronto Railway Museum.
How to Get There
Located in the East York area of Toronto, at Bremner Boulevard and Rees Street, Roundhouse Park is easily reached by public transit. Take the 304, 504, 504A, or 504B light rail line, get off at the King Street West at Spadina Avenue West Side stop, and walk south.
When to Get There
If you want to stop by the Toronto Railway Museum, go to Roundhouse Park when the museum is open. See the museum’s website for hours, which depend on the season.
Visiting the Toronto Railway Museum
Situated in the John Street Roundhouse in Roundhouse Park, the Toronto Railway Museum is accessible via stall 17, through the yellow doors. Explore the restored train cars and play around on the railway simulator. To ride the mini train that loops through the park, buy your ticket in the museum gift shop.