On Tuesday, November 29, the Canadian Pacific Railway’s Holiday Train will once again make a stop in our neighbourhood, the only stop in the city of Toronto. The brightly lit up freight train is an impressive sight for all ages, but the event is especially great for kids who get an up close view of an impressive train and with family-oriented live music. The goal is to raise money and collect food in the fight against hunger, so bring canned goods and other food items listed here if possible.
The location has changed from the former intermodal yard beside the parking lot of George Bell Arena. This year, it will be stopping at 750 Runnymede Road in front of the railway’s Lambton Yard office. It’s a short walk from anywhere in the upper Junction. Parking is available at the Walmart beside the office. Transit users may take the 71 and 79 bus routes which originate from Runnymede subway station and get off at Runnymede and St. Clair, then walk south towards the railway underpass. The entrance to the yard is just before the underpass, and is next to the Walmart plaza. The 40 Junction route goes to the loop at Dundas and Runnymede, and riders can get off there and walk north, through the underpass. The yard entrance is on the left. Those taking the 30 Lambton bus will likewise get off at Dundas and Runnymede and walk north through the underpass on the west sidewalk of Runnymede.
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, website
November 29, 2011, 6:15 PM
750 Runnymede Road, in front of CP Lambton yard office