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Interactive Museum Displays Ontario’s Real Estate… in Miniature

Interactive Museum Displays Ontario’s Real Estate… in Miniature

Interactive Museum Displays Ontario’s Real Estate… in Miniature
November 24
12:10 2016

Our Home and Miniature Land plans to open in the fall of 2017 as an interactive museum showcasing Canada from coast to coast to coast. A Hamilton exhibit is currently under construction, to be followed by Niagara, Ottawa and then Northern Ontario, and later the rest of the country. The exhibits are being built by a team of model makers, illustrators, engineers and carpenters led by Dave MacLean, who at one time was President of the Model Railroad Club of Toronto.


Something under construction at a warehouse in Mississauga has never been done before. At least, not in North America. Our Home and Miniature Land involves a series of exhibits that aim to capture Canada in miniature. The Toronto exhibit encompassing some 2,000 square feet is already finished and has attracted lots of interest.

It includes a scale replica of the CN Tower three metres high, an exact m
odel of the Rogers Centre covering four square metres, Toronto’s Union Station as it will look when current renovations on the real thing are completed, as well as the Air Canada Centre, St. Lawrence Market, Distillery District, Bloor Street viaduct, not to mention all the big skyscrapers from the downtown core.


Building the model of Union Station required four months. It took 12 months for the Air Canada Centre and longer than that for the Rogers Centre. Trains, bridges, overpasses and treed landscapes with figurines of people, along with buses, streetcars, trucks and automobiles all make for a perfect but miniature
world in constant motion.





Jean-Louis Brenninkmeijer, the Oakville man behind Our Home and Miniature Land, calls it “a miniature world of Canada with moving parts.” As well as being a tourist attraction, itwill be an educational learning centre for students and other interested groups with educational tools showing how a city – indeed, how a country – actually works.

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Tel: (905) 502–0006

(9am–5pm Mon–Fri)




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    Lloyd Stevens has been writing Canadian business news for over 20 years with articles appearing in Perspective which appears in The Globe & Mail and contributing to and

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