Calling All Giants to Little Canada!
For many, it’s always been a dream to be tall. Taller than skyscrapers, taller than a shopping mall. To walk around truly like a giant. Well, this dream can now be a reality – though not by becoming a giant, but by visiting Little Canada.
Located in Dundas Square, Toronto’s new addition to an already extensive list of attractions is quite a special one. It is the first of its kind in Canada.
Originally set to open in 2020, the COVID pandemic forced the grand opening to be postponed to better days. Now, two years after the original opening date, the exhibit has opened and has quickly become a favorite among tourists and locals.
The expert model builders at Little Canada have truly pulled off something amazing – building Canada in miniature. Of course, this is no small feat. Canada, being the second largest country in the world by land mass would not be easy to recreate in miniature. It is important to address the proverbial elephant in the room here. The exhibit is not a scale recreation of the entirety of Canada. Rather, its a model recreation of landmarks and points of interests of various cities across Canada. That being said, the exhibit is constantly changing and being updated, so there is always something new to see.
Building the exhibit and the models was quite a challenge and took a few years to complete by a team of builders. In the end however, they did it. Funny enough, even the exhibit itself (located in Dundas Square in Downtown Toronto) is recreated in miniature. The builders have done an excellent job – the exhibits are very immersive and realistic. Is easy to get ‘lost’ in this amazing little miniature world…
With the East Coast Provinces section set to open soon, Little Canada is really a must for someone travelling to Toronto.
It is very rare that you get to see Canada from this kind of perspective.
With little ‘easter eggs’ hidden around the exhibit, it is really a sort of visual scavenger hunt as well as an exhibit of the country. Keen eyes will be quick to find a few surprises hidden around the exhibit.
Perhaps a mouse in an attic, or even a few tourists (miniature ones, of course). The real star of the show is the recreation of Niagara Falls.
The level of realism that the builders have managed is breathtaking.
That being said, the whole exhibit from start to finish is quite an adventure. It is more than just a model set. There are many little interactive activities to keep everyone entertained. From a mini-Mission Control to little Scavenger Hunts, Little Canada has something for everyone.
Featuring all of the landmarks of Canada’s largest cities, the exhibit has a lot to offer – including a one-of-a-kind gift shop where you can even purchase miniature status of yourself!