Canadian Automotive Museum

Type: Museum

This museum seeks to present and preserve valuable automobile exhibits concerning the importance of the automotive industry in the economic and social development of Canada, the development of engineering skills and design craftsmanship in building automobiles from 1770 to the present, as well as to provide a variety of reference material on the history of the automotive industry.




Extensive collection of Canadian automotive reference materials including periodicals, books, advertisements, manuals, and sales literature.


Artefacts include:

  • Over 75 vehicles dating from 1903, including motorcycles, trucks and cars. The museum highlights ┬áCanadian manufacturers such as McLaughlin-Buick, Brooks, Redpath, Tudhope, McKay, Galt, Gray-Dort, Brockville, as well as foreign automakers including Rolls-Royce, Bugatti, Alfa-Romeo, and Bentley.

Volunteer/Internship/Placement Opportunities:

Volunteers and student placements are accepted throughout the year.

Address & Contact Information:

99 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario
L1G 4G7


Phone: (905) 576-1222

Hours of Operation:

The Museum and Gift Shop are open Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sundays (March to October) 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Closed Canadian Public Holidays.

Key Words: transportation, automobile