Since 1963 the Canadian Automotive Museum has been Canada´s only museum dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Canada´s automotive industry.
Located in Oshawa, Ontario (just east of Toronto) the Canadian Automotive Museum is home to a world-class, one-of-a-kind collection of Canadian and internationally-made automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles. Visit the museum to learn about the history and evolution of the automotive industry from the 19th century to the present.
The Canadian Automotive Museum was established in 1962 as a community project of the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce to promote the history of the automotive industry and to promote tourism in the area. At that time, a number of prominent Oshawa residents made financial contributions or provided interest-free loans to acquire a former car dealership on Simcoe Street. It was converted into a facility where antique automobiles and related artifacts could be displayed. The Canadian Automotive Museum opened in 1963 and was incorporated in October 1964 as a charitable, not-for-profit institution.