Contact the Canadian Automotive Museum

 

 

99 Simcoe Street South
Central Oshawa, ON, L1H 4G7

(905) 576-1222

Since 1963 the Canadian Automotive Museum has preserved and shared the history of the Canadian automotive industry.

Event Calendar

The Canadian Automotive Museum has year-round programming including tours, family activities, and receptions. 

Gallery Highlights Tour – December 23, 2017, 1pm
Dec
23
1:00 PM13:00

Gallery Highlights Tour – December 23, 2017, 1pm

Join one of our expert tour guides as they explore the highlights of the Canadian Automotive Museum collection. Discover the stories behind the cars on display beyond the standard label text. This tour is included with admission and is approximately one hour in length. Perfect for all ages and prior knowledge levels.

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Gallery Highlights Tour – December 30, 2017, 1pm
Dec
30
1:00 PM13:00

Gallery Highlights Tour – December 30, 2017, 1pm

Join one of our expert tour guides as they explore the highlights of the Canadian Automotive Museum collection. Discover the stories behind the cars on display beyond the standard label text. This tour is included with admission and is approximately one hour in length. Perfect for all ages and prior knowledge levels.

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Gallery Highlights Tour – December 16, 2017, 1pm
Dec
16
1:00 PM13:00

Gallery Highlights Tour – December 16, 2017, 1pm

Join one of our expert tour guides as they explore the highlights of the Canadian Automotive Museum collection. Discover the stories behind the cars on display beyond the standard label text. This tour is included with admission and is approximately one hour in length. Perfect for all ages and prior knowledge levels.

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Gallery Highlights Tour – December 9, 2017, 1pm
Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Gallery Highlights Tour – December 9, 2017, 1pm

Join one of our expert tour guides as they explore the highlights of the Canadian Automotive Museum collection. Discover the stories behind the cars on display beyond the standard label text. This tour is included with admission and is approximately one hour in length. Perfect for all ages and prior knowledge levels.

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Gallery Highlights Tour – December 2, 2017, 1pm
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Gallery Highlights Tour – December 2, 2017, 1pm

Join one of our expert tour guides as they explore the highlights of the Canadian Automotive Museum collection. Discover the stories behind the cars on display beyond the standard label text. This tour is included with admission and is approximately one hour in length. Perfect for all ages and prior knowledge levels.

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Holiday Open House 2017
Dec
1
4:00 PM16:00

Holiday Open House 2017

Stop by the museum after work and enjoy some holiday cheer at the Canadian Automotive Museum. Festive music will be played live by Toronto-based pianist Jonah Cristall-Clarke and hot beverages and seasonal snacks will be served. Bring the kids and they can take home a car-themed holiday craft and card. While in the museum check out the new items in the gift shop that make excellent stocking stuffers - including gift passes. This event is free and open to the public.

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Gallery Highlights Tour – November 25, 2017, 1pm
Nov
25
1:00 PM13:00

Gallery Highlights Tour – November 25, 2017, 1pm

Join one of our expert tour guides as they explore the highlights of the Canadian Automotive Museum collection. Discover the stories behind the cars on display beyond the standard label text. This tour is included with admission and is approximately one hour in length. Perfect for all ages and prior knowledge levels.

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Cars & War Tour
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Cars & War Tour

Board member Greg Johnston will lead a tour focusing on the military stories and connections in the museum's permanent collection. Discover the role automotive manufactures played in both World Wars from Canada and Britain, to Italy and Spain. Tour included with regular admission, members free.

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Gallery Highlights Tour – November 11, 2017, 1pm
Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

Gallery Highlights Tour – November 11, 2017, 1pm

Join one of our expert tour guides as they explore the highlights of the Canadian Automotive Museum collection. Discover the stories behind the cars on display beyond the standard label text. This tour is included with admission and is approximately one hour in length. Perfect for all ages and prior knowledge levels.

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Paranormal Investigation of CAM
Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

Paranormal Investigation of CAM

Back by popular demand - the Paranormal Seekers return to the Canadian Automotive Museum. 

Join the Paranormal Seekers for a special late-night Halloween experience. Find out what haunts the CAM's nearly 100-year-old building and learn about the technology used to search for spirits. Tickets are $20 and this is a limited space event. The event will last approximately two hours. Two time slots are available - 6pm and 9pm. To reserve your spot email info@theparanormalseekers.ca.

Please note this is an 18+ event. 

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Gallery Highlights Tour – November 4, 2017, 1pm
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

Gallery Highlights Tour – November 4, 2017, 1pm

Join one of our expert tour guides as they explore the highlights of the Canadian Automotive Museum collection. Discover the stories behind the cars on display beyond the standard label text. This tour is included with admission and is approximately one hour in length. Perfect for all ages and prior knowledge levels.

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Spirits of the Automobile
Oct
29
1:00 PM13:00

Spirits of the Automobile

The world of automobiles has its share of spooky stories and colourful characters. This year the CAM's volunteers will bring to life some of our favourite stories from the collection using first person interpretation. You'll get a chance to chat with John DeLorean, Sam McLaughlin, Lady Eaton and more! This special event is included with regular admission and is great for all ages.

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Gallery Highlights Tour – October 28, 2017, 1pm
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Gallery Highlights Tour – October 28, 2017, 1pm

Join one of our expert tour guides as they explore the highlights of the Canadian Automotive Museum collection. Discover the stories behind the cars on display beyond the standard label text. This tour is included with admission and is approximately one hour in length. Perfect for all ages and prior knowledge levels.

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Author Talk: The Last Best Car - the 67X
Oct
22
1:00 PM13:00

Author Talk: The Last Best Car - the 67X

Regina-based author and automotive journalist Dale Johnson will discuss his new book, The Last Best Car - The 67-X.  The book tel ls the story of when legendary Hollywood car customizer George Barris was hired by Imperial Oil in Canada to create four exotic cars as prize giveaways at Esso service stations during Canada's 100th birthday in 1967. It was part of a promotional campaign to emphasize family travel by car, when Canadians were taking to the roads like never before in order to make the trip to the world's fair, Expo 67 in Montreal. George Barris also created the Batmobile and dozens of vehicles used in TV shows and movies. signing immediately after the presentation. Mr. Johnson will have a book  signing immediately following the talk.  This event is included with regular museum admission, CAM members free. No RSVP necessary.  

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Gallery Highlights Tour – October 21, 2017, 1pm
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Gallery Highlights Tour – October 21, 2017, 1pm

Join one of our expert tour guides as they explore the highlights of the Canadian Automotive Museum collection. Discover the stories behind the cars on display beyond the standard label text. This tour is included with admission and is approximately one hour in length. Perfect for all ages and prior knowledge levels.

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Gallery Highlights Tour – October 14, 2017, 1pm
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Gallery Highlights Tour – October 14, 2017, 1pm

Join one of our expert tour guides as they explore the highlights of the Canadian Automotive Museum collection. Discover the stories behind the cars on display beyond the standard label text. This tour is included with admission and is approximately one hour in length. Perfect for all ages and prior knowledge levels.

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Gallery Highlights Tour – October 7, 2017, 1pm
Oct
7
1:00 PM13:00

Gallery Highlights Tour – October 7, 2017, 1pm

Join one of our expert tour guides as they explore the highlights of the Canadian Automotive Museum collection. Discover the stories behind the cars on display beyond the standard label text. This tour is included with admission and is approximately one hour in length. Perfect for all ages and prior knowledge levels.

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Library Magazine and Book Sale
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Library Magazine and Book Sale

The Canadian Automotive Museum will have its first annual magazine and book sale during Doors Open Oshawa 2017.  Volunteers will be selling duplicate automotive magazines and books that have been donated in recent years. All proceeds from the sale will go directly to CAM Library projects. 

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Gallery Highlights Tour – September 23, 2017, 1pm
Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

Gallery Highlights Tour – September 23, 2017, 1pm

Join one of our expert tour guides as they explore the highlights of the Canadian Automotive Museum collection. Discover the stories behind the cars on display beyond the standard label text. This tour is included with admission and is approximately one hour in length. Perfect for all ages and prior knowledge levels.

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Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Sep
17
9:00 AM09:00

Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance

The fifth annual Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance will showcase the CAM's 1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A along with nearly one hundred other stunning vehicles. Located just north of Owen Sound, Ontario, the show is a must-see for those interested in antique and classic automobiles. Stop by the museum's space on the field to view our Isotta in a wonderful outdoor setting.

This is the fourth year in a row that the Canadian Automotive Museum has been invited to display cars at the Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance. A special thank  you to the organizers for inviting us to participate. 

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Gallery Highlights Tour – September 16, 2017, 1pm
Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

Gallery Highlights Tour – September 16, 2017, 1pm

Join one of our expert tour guides as they explore the highlights of the Canadian Automotive Museum collection. Discover the stories behind the cars on display beyond the standard label text. This tour is included with admission and is approximately one hour in length. Perfect for all ages and prior knowledge levels.

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Grandparents Day
Sep
10
1:00 PM13:00

Grandparents Day

Come to the Canadian Automotive Museum on Grandparent's Day for a fun afternoon with the grandchildren. Grandparents will receive free admission when they accompany a youth or child to the museum on Sunday, September 10. A special guided tour will take place at 1pm.   

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Gallery Highlights Tour – September 9, 2017, 1pm
Sep
9
1:00 PM13:00

Gallery Highlights Tour – September 9, 2017, 1pm

Join one of our expert tour guides as they explore the highlights of the Canadian Automotive Museum collection. Discover the stories behind the cars on display beyond the standard label text. This tour is included with admission and is approximately one hour in length. Perfect for all ages and prior knowledge levels.

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Downtown Automotive Walking Tour
Sep
3
1:00 PM13:00

Downtown Automotive Walking Tour

In celebration of Canada 150 the Canadian Automotive Museum is running walking tours Sundays through Labour Day weekend. 

The Automotive Walking Tour highlights the history of auto manufacturing in downtown Oshawa. Oshawa has been home to the McLaughlin Carriage Company, McLaughlin Motor Company, and General Motors of Canada, but today only a few remnants of the city’s former industrial past remain in the downtown core. Expert guides will explore the streetscape and bring to life the people and places that made Oshawa “Canada’s Motor City.” The tour begins at the Canadian Automotive Museum, located in a former 1920s Chevrolet-Oakland car dealership. The tour includes the site of the former McLaughlin Carriage Factory, the site of the production of the first McLaughlin-Buick automobile in 1907, the former union hall, the former Genosha (General Motors Oshawa) Hotel, and the former rail yards that are now home to the Michael Starr Trail.

Tour includes:

  • 60 minute guided tour of downtown Oshawa's automotive heritage sites
  • Local expert guide
  • Admission and guided tour of the Canadian Automotive Museum  

Tour tips:

  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Dress for all-weather conditions, tours run rain or shine.
  • Bring a camera

This tour is included with regular admission and tickets can be pre-purchased online or at the museum the day of the tour. No RSVP necessary. 

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Gallery Highlights Tour – September 2, 2017, 1pm
Sep
2
1:00 PM13:00

Gallery Highlights Tour – September 2, 2017, 1pm

Join one of our expert tour guides as they explore the highlights of the Canadian Automotive Museum collection. Discover the stories behind the cars on display beyond the standard label text. This tour is included with admission and is approximately one hour in length. Perfect for all ages and prior knowledge levels.

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Downtown Automotive Walking Tour
Aug
27
1:00 PM13:00

Downtown Automotive Walking Tour

In celebration of Canada 150 the Canadian Automotive Museum is running walking tours Sundays through Labour Day weekend. 

The Automotive Walking Tour highlights the history of auto manufacturing in downtown Oshawa. Oshawa has been home to the McLaughlin Carriage Company, McLaughlin Motor Company, and General Motors of Canada, but today only a few remnants of the city’s former industrial past remain in the downtown core. Expert guides will explore the streetscape and bring to life the people and places that made Oshawa “Canada’s Motor City.” The tour begins at the Canadian Automotive Museum, located in a former 1920s Chevrolet-Oakland car dealership. The tour includes the site of the former McLaughlin Carriage Factory, the site of the production of the first McLaughlin-Buick automobile in 1907, the former union hall, the former Genosha (General Motors Oshawa) Hotel, and the former rail yards that are now home to the Michael Starr Trail.

Tour includes:

  • 60 minute guided tour of downtown Oshawa's automotive heritage sites
  • Local expert guide
  • Admission and guided tour of the Canadian Automotive Museum  

Tour tips:

  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Dress for all-weather conditions, tours run rain or shine.
  • Bring a camera

This tour is included with regular admission and tickets can be pre-purchased online or at the museum the day of the tour. No RSVP necessary. 

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Gallery Highlights Tour – August 26, 2017, 1pm
Aug
26
1:00 PM13:00

Gallery Highlights Tour – August 26, 2017, 1pm

Join one of our expert tour guides as they explore the highlights of the Canadian Automotive Museum collection. Discover the stories behind the cars on display beyond the standard label text. This tour is included with admission and is approximately one hour in length. Perfect for all ages and prior knowledge levels.

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Downtown Automotive Walking Tour
Aug
20
1:00 PM13:00

Downtown Automotive Walking Tour

In celebration of Canada 150 the Canadian Automotive Museum is running walking tours Sundays through Labour Day weekend. 

The Automotive Walking Tour highlights the history of auto manufacturing in downtown Oshawa. Oshawa has been home to the McLaughlin Carriage Company, McLaughlin Motor Company, and General Motors of Canada, but today only a few remnants of the city’s former industrial past remain in the downtown core. Expert guides will explore the streetscape and bring to life the people and places that made Oshawa “Canada’s Motor City.” The tour begins at the Canadian Automotive Museum, located in a former 1920s Chevrolet-Oakland car dealership. The tour includes the site of the former McLaughlin Carriage Factory, the site of the production of the first McLaughlin-Buick automobile in 1907, the former union hall, the former Genosha (General Motors Oshawa) Hotel, and the former rail yards that are now home to the Michael Starr Trail.

Tour includes:

  • 60 minute guided tour of downtown Oshawa's automotive heritage sites
  • Local expert guide
  • Admission and guided tour of the Canadian Automotive Museum  

Tour tips:

  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Dress for all-weather conditions, tours run rain or shine.
  • Bring a camera

This tour is included with regular admission and tickets can be pre-purchased online or at the museum the day of the tour. No RSVP necessary. 

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Gallery Highlights Tour – August 19, 2017, 1pm
Aug
19
1:00 PM13:00

Gallery Highlights Tour – August 19, 2017, 1pm

Join one of our expert tour guides as they explore the highlights of the Canadian Automotive Museum collection. Discover the stories behind the cars on display beyond the standard label text. This tour is included with admission and is approximately one hour in length. Perfect for all ages and prior knowledge levels.

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Downtown Automotive Walking Tour
Aug
13
1:00 PM13:00

Downtown Automotive Walking Tour

In celebration of Canada 150 the Canadian Automotive Museum is running walking tours Sundays through Labour Day weekend. 

The Automotive Walking Tour highlights the history of auto manufacturing in downtown Oshawa. Oshawa has been home to the McLaughlin Carriage Company, McLaughlin Motor Company, and General Motors of Canada, but today only a few remnants of the city’s former industrial past remain in the downtown core. Expert guides will explore the streetscape and bring to life the people and places that made Oshawa “Canada’s Motor City.” The tour begins at the Canadian Automotive Museum, located in a former 1920s Chevrolet-Oakland car dealership. The tour includes the site of the former McLaughlin Carriage Factory, the site of the production of the first McLaughlin-Buick automobile in 1907, the former union hall, the former Genosha (General Motors Oshawa) Hotel, and the former rail yards that are now home to the Michael Starr Trail.

Tour includes:

  • 60 minute guided tour of downtown Oshawa's automotive heritage sites
  • Local expert guide
  • Admission and guided tour of the Canadian Automotive Museum  

Tour tips:

  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Dress for all-weather conditions, tours run rain or shine.
  • Bring a camera

This tour is included with regular admission and tickets can be pre-purchased online or at the museum the day of the tour. No RSVP necessary. 

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