streetcar museum halton county radial railway toronto

There's a streetcar museum just outside Toronto

Calling all vintage transportation buffs: there's a museum about an hour outside of Toronto that's sure to knock your socks off. 

Located in Milton, the Halton County Radial Railway (HCRY) is Ontario's first and largest electric railway museum and features a collection of old school TTC streetcars that you can actually ride on, plus other vintage transportation paraphernalia. 

The non-profit organization has been around since 1972, launched when a group of transit lovers tried to stop a TTC streetcar (number 1326, to be exact) from being destroyed and sent to the scrap yard in 1954. 

A post shared by Sylvia (@thesylvanpath) on

The TTC ended up donating the streetcar to the group, from which HCRY was born, and the organization has been saving and restoring cabooses, radial cars and historic streetcars ever since (some with their old ads still intact, too). 

You can check out the collection in their stock yards, including three Rapid Transit trains from the 90s, and even ride an operational replica of an open-sided TTC car built in 1934 from the historic Rockwood Station. 

A post shared by Stuart (@stuartrjw) on

The two-kilometre track runs through a beautiful forest on a 20-minute ride that eventually stops at the HCRY's old streetcar-turned-cafe that serves ice cream. 

A post shared by @ian.double.g on

Open from May until October, you can get unlimited train rides with your admission, which is $15 for adults and cheaper for seniors and kids. The museum also does group rates and photoshoots too. 

Lead photo by

@teenaintoronto2017


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

These are the most haunted and spookiest places in Toronto

This is what Yorkdale looked like in the 1960s and 70s

These Toronto neighbourhoods have the highest percentages of positive COVID-19 tests

Doug Ford begs protesters to stop scaring kids in his neighbourhood

Ontario announces plan to move dozens of government services online

These are the adorably weird new delivery vehicles you may be spotting around Toronto

10 fun things to do in Yorkville right now

Doug Ford says Halloween behaviour will determine Christmas restrictions