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Little Canada’s Mini Attraction is Coming to Downtown Toronto

A new animated attraction that takes visitors on a mini immersive journey through Canada is coming to the heart of downtown Toronto at 10 Dundas East, Yonge-Dundas Square.

From the moment guests enter Little Canada’s 45,000 sq. ft indoor space they’ll discover the country’s captivating vistas, famous landmarks, iconic cityscapes and little stories in miniature scale in just a few shorts hours.

 

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“During a time when others are putting up walls, Little Canada gives people the chance to become part of a beautiful little country without conflict,” says founder and president, Jean-Louis Brenninkmeijer. “Little Canada is a friendly and welcoming place, much like the Canada I’ve come to know and love. We see Yonge and Dundas as the perfect home for Little Canada — accessible to everyone, and at the intersection of Toronto’s many wonderfully diverse communities.”

Little Canada’s 2020 launch will open with five destinations, which include Little Niagara, Little Toronto and Little Ottawa. Visitors will also get a peek into the progress of its next destination, Little North.

 

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Every year or two after, a new destination will be added until the journey reaches from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

Upon arrival, guests will be greeted by customs agents and handed a Little Canada passport to begin their adventure.

Inspired by a visit to Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany, Jean-Louis Brenninkmeijer, an immigrant to Canada, loved experiencing the wonder of his new country and began to develop a vision for a similar miniature world.

 

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Brenninkmeijer took his dream to reality and partnered with Dave MacLean, a University of Toronto-educated civil engineer and two-term president of The Model Railroad Club of Toronto, to create Little Canada.

“Little Canada will be a tremendous addition to Yonge and Dundas, enhancing the area’s entertainment, tourism and economic value,” says Mark Garner, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of the Downtown Yonge BIA.  “This unique, world-class attraction will be a magnet for visitors, residents and students, and we are delighted to welcome them to our neighbourhood.”

To celebrate the new location, Little Canada will be hosting a “Welcome Little Canadians” event in the lobby of 10 Dundas East on Friday, October 4th where guests can get scanned, shrunk and become among the first citizens of Little Canada.

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