Little Canada – discover our vast country via this miniature manifestation of sight and sound
Little Canada is a celebration of all things Canada. It’s a unique journey of discovery through the sights and sounds of our great country in miniature scale. A place that will unleash your childlike sense of wonder, discovery, and curiosity.
Jean-Louis Brenninkmeijer, an immigrant to Canada, began learning all of the wonderful things about Canada when he would help his children with their school projects. He loved experiencing the wonder of his new country through their eyes.
Inspired by a visit to Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany, Jean-Louis began to develop a vision for a similar miniature world in Canada. In 2011, encouraged by two of his mentors to follow his heart and pursue his passion, Jean-Louis quit his job and turned his full attention to fulfilling his dream of building a miniature Canada.
Recognizing the need to partner with like-minded individuals who could help bring his vision to life, Jean-Louis sent out emails to various model railway clubs in the GTA and Hamilton area.
One of the responses he received was from Dave MacLean, a University of Toronto-educated civil engineer and two-term president of The Model Railroad Club of Toronto. More importantly, Dave had been a model enthusiast since the age of three, and had built dozens of model railroads for private, institutional and corporate clients.
The two quickly realized their shared passion and vision, and the rest is history. Today, with a team of talented individuals, experts in their respective field, and thousands of working hours, their dream is coming to life.
Everyone should travel through Canada at least once in their lifetime. From captivating vistas to famous landmarks, iconic cityscapes and little stories, you can visit this vast miniature Canada in just a few short hours. A place for residents and visitors alike to experience and connect to Canada under one roof.
Hours of Operation
Monday : 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday : 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday : 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday : 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday : 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday : 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday : 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
*Monday to Saturday – last entry is between 7: 00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sunday – last entry is between 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
General Admission Timed Ticket
Select a specific 30 minute entry time. This entry time is your guaranteed entry window with no line ups, that will allow you to enjoy an immersive 90 minute experience or longer as you journey through the sights, sounds and little stories in miniature scale. That’s not all! If you loved your experience at Little Canada, you can upgrade your ticket to an annual passport. *Upgrading to an Annual Passport is only available onsite and must be done that same day of your visit.
Little Canada is located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 10 Dundas East – across the street from Yonge-Dundas Square and The Eaton Centre.
About the Author
Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.