I was in the area of the CN Tower and on impulse went over to Roundhouse Park.
I found the information below at the Roundhouse Park website.
This great mural is hidden away in an unused area.
Roundhouse Park was created in 1997 on top of the southern expansion of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Encompassing some of the most valuable real estate in Canada, the park once saw little public use other than as a pedestrian shortcut between the Skydome and Lakeshore Boulevard.
Today there is entertainment all around you. There is the CN Tower, Rogers Centre which hosts concerts and Blue Jays baseball, Ripley's Aquarium, Metro Convention Centre and numerous restaurants.
There is even the Steam Whistle brewery where you can get a beer and sit outside.
And of yesterday, The Rec Room opened. Cineplex Entertainment is opening its second the Rec Room location this summer, in the historic John St. Roundhouse, right next to the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium and the Rogers Centre. The 40,000-square-foot space will fuse multiple types of entertainment with food and is geared toward millennials and baby boomers.
The Toronto Railway Historical Association is using the park as a permanent home for a live steam miniature railway and other outdoor exhibits illustrating Toronto's railway heritage.
The western portion of the park closest to the Roundhouse features the original, fully restored and operational 120-foot long locomotive turntable. Immediately north of this is a carefully chosen collection of full-sized railway equipment.
In its prime, the John Street locomotive facilities contained 43 structures and several miles of track and covered nearly 16 acres of property.
Only two auxiliary structures from the days when the Roundhouse was in operation still exist in the park: the 60,000-gallon water tower adjacent to the brewery and the 650-ton concrete locomotive coaling tower near the intersection of Bremner & Rees streets. The water tower is in its original location while the coaling tower was moved at great expense prior to the construction of the Convention Centre parking garage upon which the park is built. Both structures feature interpretive signage and exhibits to explain their past functions.
Moving to the east of the Roundhouse, the park visitor finds several items from the City of Toronto's collection of historic buildings, including the Don station and Cabin D.
Cabin D is a wooden interlocking tower built by the Grand Trunk Railway in 1896. For almost a hundred years the tower was located at the railway junction west of Bathurst Street and was used to coordinate the track switches and signal lights controlling the junction. In 1984, Cabin D, along with some other smaller auxiliary buildings, was relocated to the Roundhouse where they received restoration.
I decided to check out the Railway Museum. It isn't big but it only charges a nominal fee and is worthwhile.The Toronto Railway Historical Association (TRHA) was established in 2001 and is now incorporated as a federally registered charity. Its primary focus is the development of the Toronto Railway Museum (TRM).
This building is now an LCBO, Liquor Control Board of Ontario store which pays homage to its heritage.
Some photos I had from that LCBO.
Back to the museum.