The Montreal Model Train Exposition started in 1988, for Sun Youth. Ivan Dow ran the show from 1989 to the year 2000, with up to two shows per year, the shows were held at the Hippodrome ( horse racing track ), Marché Bonsecours in old Montreal and the Sun Youth Organization building at 4251 St. Urbain, to a great success. After stopping doing the show in 2000 because of a young family to look after, the show slowly died a sad death. With no show in Montreal, Ivan decided it was time to try to bring the show back to life. A year and a half was spent contacting old dealers, layout, and displays. The hardest part was to bring back the confidence, that this was going to be as good show as it was in the 1990’s. In 2014, as a result of a lot of work and travel the show was back to its old glory, with over 30 layouts to see, displays historical groups, new and used equipment for sale etc…etc… three floors full, at the old Baron Bing high school, now Sun Youth.
In 2018, Sun Youth had to relocate and space was no longer available for the model train exposition. Ivan would not give up and finally succeded in making arrangements for the exposition to be held in the Dorval Arena as of May 2019.
If you wish to Participate at the show free space can be provided, contact us, as this show is fun, and a help to the people most in need.