Doors Open Toronto

Today I dropped by a couple of locations as part of Doors Open Toronto 2022.

My first stop was at the Toronto Railway Historical Association (TRHA) at the John St. Roundhouse, which is located near the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre (SkyDome.)

The John St. Roundhouse used to service locomotives owned and operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) and was part of their passenger yard that was located south of Union Station in the heart of Toronto. Eventually the property south of Union Station, which also saw the Canadian National Railways (CNR) yard was converted to other uses, including the Rogers Centre (SkyDome), the CN Tower, and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Here are some pictures from there:

GO coach #104
Interior shot of GO coach #104
Interior shot of GO coach #104
Cape Race
CNR Caboose #79144
50 ton Switcher #1
CNR 4-8-4 Northern #6213
Former railway silverware
Railway lanterns
Railway china and silverware

Then, in the afternoon, I made a quick trip over to the Power House in Colonel Samuel Smith Park. The power house used to provide power to the buildings of the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital. The building is now owned by the City of Toronto, and most of the old hospital buildings are part of Humber College‘s Lakeshore Campus.

About Edward Brain

I am a long time condo activist and have a background in Business Administration.
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