Conservation / Preservation:
This museum houses a collection of artefacts relating to nineteenth and twentieth century railway history, including a roundhouse, an 1896 railway station, an 1894 interlocking tower, a steam locomotive, cabooses, passenger and freight cars, a gatehouse, cranes, and railway machine shop equipment and machinery.
A nascent archive will ultimately offer an extensive library of railway-related material. The collection will be made available online. A special collection will be dedicated to the history of the United Aircraft TurboTrain, Canada’s fastest train, which operated between Toronto and Montreal from 1968 to 1982. Presently, the collection includes internal Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway documents, drawings, artefacts, and other ephemera.
- Visitors can explore and interact with several displays, including, the restored Canadian Pacific Railway John Street Roundhouse, and several historic locomotives and passenger and freight cars, with signs and plaques documenting their origin and history.
- A ride on a miniature railway through Roundhouse Park
- The TRHA Facebook page is updated daily with information about museum events as well as photographs and information about Toronto railway history.
- Occasional public lectures on railway history.
Conservation / Preservation:
This museum houses more than 6 million artefacts and other objects documenting natural and human history from prehistoric times to the present.
The ROM offers a variety of changing and permanent exhibits. Explore an array of themed galleries throughout the museum, spanning the themes of world cultures, medieval history, Aboriginal history, natural history, Canadian history, science and technology, archaeology, and military history.
This museum offers many tours catering to a variety of age groups and educational level.
Online Virtual Exhibits including The Burgess Shale and Tuugaaq – Ivory.
Lectures, courses, Trips/walks, traveling educational kits, online activities, family programming, school visits.
The archives and special collections focus on specific companies,
computer pioneers and entrepreneurs,social, cultural, and technological issues and events (such as the computer hobby movement, computer clubs,computing networking, publishing, retail, education, computer hardware, software, and infrastructure).
- Computer hardware such as, microcomputer systems, their peripherals, and components.
- Computer software on various storage media (such as magnetic tapes and disks, floppy diskettes, paper tapes, punched cards, CDRoms, audio cassettes) and in human-readable form.
- Documents, brochures, drawings, manuals, guides, catalogues, reports, corporate documents, research papers, books, articles, newsletters and other publications.
- Promotional materials and photographs.
- Oral histories.
Seminars are held on themes related to the development and introduction of computer and information technologies in Canada. The museum organizes exhibits, tours, and outreach programs.
Museum’s resources are accessible to researchers, students, educators, and the media.
A virtual tour is available to provide a brief presentation of some
computer hardware designed and/or manufactured in Canada, as well as other computer related materials. Another virtual exhibit is offered which provides photographs of computer technologies at York University during the 1970s.