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Steamiest Places

This section includes places in the Toronto and Hamilton areas that likely to be of greatest interest to steampunks. You can think of it as a "Best of" section that features selected locations from the other sections. The term "steamiest" should be taken figuratively. You won't necessarily find steam-powered contraptions in all these places. Instead, these locations are rich in the elements that define steampunk: Victorian- or Edwardian-era technology, culture, history, personalities, oddities and so on.

Some descriptions in these listings are adapted from articles in Wikipedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0. See the full descriptions for details.

Hamilton, ON, Canada

Auchmar House is a very rare example of a mid-Victorian estate in Ontario which survives in relatively intact condition. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

A footwear museum in downtown Toronto. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

An open-air heritage museum in the North York district of Toronto. . .

Collingwood, ON, Canada

This indoor/outdoor museum features 30 buildings dating from the mid-19th century. . .

Oshawa, ON, Canada

Automotive museum housed in a former car dealership near Toronto. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

Casa Loma is a Gothic Revival style house and gardens in midtown Toronto. It is a popular location for use in film and television. . .

Baden, ON, Canada

Castle Kilbride is the former residence of James Livingston, a Canadian member of parliament, and owner of flax and linseed oil mills. . .

Hamilton, ON, Canada

Facebook group for steampunk fans in the Hamilton area. . .

Coldwater, ON, Canada

This 6.5-acre museum recreates rural life between 1830 and 1950. It hosts a large steampunk festival in August. . .

Collingwood, ON, Canada

The Craigleith Heritage Depot is a museum, library, tourism and community hub. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

The Distillery District in Toronto is the largest collection of Victorian-era industrial architecture in North America. . .

Hamilton, ON, Canada

Dundurn Castle is a historic neoclassical mansion in Hamilton, Ontario. . .

Stoney Creek, ON, Canada

The Erland Lee Museum is recognized as the birthplace of the first Women's Institutes. . .

Hamilton and Toronto, ON, Canada

Tours of allegedly haunted places in Toronto, Hamilton and other Ontario locales. . .

Grand Valley, ON, Canada

A dining establishment and craft distillery about an hour north of Toronto. . .

Milton, ON, Canada

A working museum of electric streetcars, other railway vehicles, trolleybuses and buses. . .

Hamilton, ON, Canada

The museum features two 70-ton steam-powered pumping engines from the 19th century. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

"Haunted Walks" and "Time Travel Adventures" in the Toronto, Ottawa and Kingston areas. . .

Ancaster, ON, Canada

The Hermitage was a large residence situated in Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario. . .

Aurora, ON, Canada

Hillary House, the Koffler Museum of Medicine is recognized as one of the best examples of Gothic Revival architecture in Canada. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

The country's largest organization dedicated to enhancing awareness of Canadian history and citizenship. . .

Fenelon Falls, ON, Canada

Described as a "non- profit, privately-owned museum specializing in pre-1900 transportation and turn-of-the-century mechanical antiquities. . ."

Toronto, ON, Canada

The Keg Mansion is a restaurant located in a prominent heritage building. . .

Keene, ON, Canada

Lang Pioneer Village Museum is a living history museum in the hamlet of Lang in Peterborough County, Ontario. . .

Whitby, ON, Canada

Historic house museum with an artisan shop. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

Mackenzie House is a historic building and museum in Toronto. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

Costume sales and rental, including steampunk accessories. . .

Brighton, ON, Canada

The Memory Junction Railway Museum preserves a collection of railway memorabilia in Brighton. . .

Willowdale, ON, Canada

A non-profit organization centred on the preservation of Ontario’s history. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

The Ontario Science Centre is a science museum in Toronto. . .

Puslinch, ON, Canada

This privately owned museum has a collection of steam-powered locomotives, tractors, and other equipment. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

Vintage apparel, accessories and home items, plus costumes. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

A museum of art, world culture and natural history. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

The largest repository of publicly accessible rare books and manuscripts in Canada. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

A railway museum in Toronto's Roundhouse Park. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

"A meeting place for all the steampunk enthusiasts in the Greater Toronto Area. . ."

Kitchener, ON, Canada

Doon Heritage Village is a 60-acre living history village that illustrates life in the Waterloo Region of Ontario in 1914. . .

Hamilton, ON, Canada

A Late Classical house that is now a historic house museum. . .

Hamilton, ON, Canada

This museum occupies the former Hamilton Custom House, an architectural landmark built in the mid-19th century. . .

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