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.

Exhibits

The Canadian Automotive Museum consists of two galleries and open storage areas. 

Current Exhibitions at the Canadian Automotive Museum

Main Floor: International masterpieces from the McDougald Collection

McDougald Collection

Second Floor: Built in Canada - 1900-1980

Canadian gallery

Special Exhibit: A Rolls-Royce for Royalty: Canadian Aristocracy after the Great War / Une Rolls-Royce pour l'aristocratie canadienne. Supported by a grant from the World War Commemorations Community Fund from the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Cette exposition est disponible en français. 

Special Exhibit: General Motors in Western Canada / General Motors dans l'Ouest du Canada. Sponsored by the the General Motors Oshawa Assembly Plant.

Cette exposition est disponible en français. 

A 1929 Chevrolet built in Regina, Saskatchewan.

A 1929 Chevrolet built in Regina, Saskatchewan.

The General Motors plant in Regina, Saskatchewan represents an important era in the development of Western Canada and the peak of Canadian automotive production in the first half of the 20th century. On view is a 1929 Chevrolet built in Regina with its distinctive spoke wheels.

In 1928 General Motors Company of Canada constructed a manufacturing complex in Regina. At the time Saskatchewan was experiencing unprecedented growth, becoming the third-most-populated province. When the stock market crashed in September 1929, automobile sales plummeted. GM shut the Regina Plant in 1930 and briefly reopened it for a few months in 1931. Between 1937 and 1939 it reopened once again before being taken over by the government for use as a munitions factory.

 
 

 

 

 

HRH The Prince of Wales in Montreal, 1919. Canadian Automotive Museum Collection

HRH The Prince of Wales in Montreal, 1919. Canadian Automotive Museum Collection

Discover the story behind one of CAM's most intriguing vehicles, the 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, which was used by Edward, Prince of Wales in Montreal during his 1919 Royal Tour of Canada. The car was owned by several of Canada's most prominent citizens of the 20th century including Sir Mortimer Davis, Second Baron Shaunghessy, and financier Bud McDougald. The exhibit explore the vehicle's history and connections to Canadian history following the First World War.