Canadian Automotive Museum in Oshawa open for business Friday

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Published July 15, 2021 at 3:30 pm

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If the history of the automobile in Canada turns your crank, you’ll be happy to know the Canadian Automotive Museum will re-open tomorrow under Stage 3 of the Provincial Reopening Plan.

The Museum owns what is likely the largest and certainly the most important collection of Canadian-made vehicles, from a 1903 Redpath Messenger and a 1909 Ford Model T to the 1914 Brockville Atlas, just returned from a 25-year loan to the Brockville Museum.

The museum also has several McLaughlin-Buicks on display, showcasing the impact the McLaughlin family and General Motors have had on the Canadian automotive industry and in particular, the City of Oshawa.

The new Oshawa Automotive Community Exhibit tells the story of automaking in the city, from McLaughlin’s start as a carriage company to the height of GM’s influence when 20,000 workers came to Oshawa each day, to the upcoming reopening of its manufacturing plant for truck production this fall.

With capacity limited to 50 per cent, tickets ($14 adults, $12 for students and seniors and $6 for youths) must be pre-ordered online. For those unable to purchase tickets using a credit card or for those wishing to redeem a gift voucher, you can call the museum at (905) 576-1222.

All guests will be required to wear a mask upon entry and to respect physical distancing guidelines.

Family activity tables and hands-on activities have been temporarily removed from the galleries.

The museum will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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