About Little Canada

What is
Little Canada?

Little Canada is a celebration of all things Canada. It’s a unique journey of discovery through the sights and sounds of our great country in miniature scale. A unique Toronto attraction that will unleash your childlike sense of wonder, discovery, and curiosity.

Service Vision | Making you feel at home; welcomed, cared for and connected to Canada.

Mission & Vision

Our Vision

To entertain our guests with a magical journey of discovery through Canada in miniature, that will be amazing, exciting and meaningful for all ages.

Our Mission

To evoke a sense of wonder and curiosity about Canada.

Big 5 Values

  • 1 | we create to amaze!

    The astonishment of our guests is our inspiration.

    We research, explore, discover, invent and tell stories to delight people.

    We strive to make every day amazing.

  • 2 | we're naturally curious

    We get excited about new discoveries. Eureka!

    We’re eager to learn.

    We seek out the knowledge of others.

  • 3 | we are family

    We get to know each other.

    We support each other. We ask first, “how can I help?”

    We celebrate our differences.

    Everyone is welcome to be a part of our family.

  • 4 | we're better together

    We listen first. We seek input from each other.

    We look for ways to help each other.

    We look for the extraordinary in one another.

  • 5 | we're serious about fun

    We believe that fun fuels creativity.

    We use humour to connect with each other.

    Like any self-respecting Canadian, we don’t take ourselves too seriously.

Little Canada Team

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  • Aisha

    Aisha

    Accounting and Finance Administrator

  • Allegra

    Allegra

    Director, Destinations

  • Alice

    Alice

    Visual Arts Specialist

  • Aliyah

    Aliyah

    Design Specialist

  • Andre

    Andre

    Design Specialist

  • Andrew

    Andrew

    Production Assistant

  • Anita

    Anita

    Leader, Structures and Stories

  • Banu

    Banu

    Mechatronics Specialist

  • Brad

    Brad

    Mechatronics Specialist

  • Camille

    Camille

    Leader, Communications

  • Catherine

    Catherine

    Animations Specialist

  • Colin B.

    Colin B.

    Associate Layout Designer

  • Colin L.

    Colin L.

    Design Specialist

  • Damien

    Damien

    Visual Arts Specialist

  • David

    David

    Leader, Destinations Design

  • Devon

    Devon

    Animations Specialist

  • Jack

    Jack

    Leader, Electronics

  • James

    James

    Animations Specialist

  • Jason

    Jason

    Mechatronics Specialist

  • Jean-Louis

    Jean-Louis

    President

  • Jessica

    Jessica

    Visual Arts Specialist

  • Jewel

    Jewel

    Leader, IT Operations and Business

  • Kelly

    Kelly

    Marketing Project Specialist

  • Kent

    Kent

    Leader, Animations

  • Kimberly

    Kimberly

    Visual Arts Specialist

  • Kristin

    Kristin

    Visual Arts Specialist

  • Lisa

    Lisa

    Leader, Sales and Education

  • Maggie

    Maggie

    Scenic Artist

  • Mark

    Mark

    Leader, Physical World

  • Maurice

    Maurice

    Little Canada Mascot

  • Nancy

    Nancy

    Scenic Artist

  • Nur

    Nur

    Visual Arts Specialist

  • Patrick

    Patrick

    Director, Guest Operations

  • Phil

    Phil

    Leader, Electronics and Control Systems

  • Sharon

    Sharon

    Visual Arts Specialist

  • Shauna

    Shauna

    Leader, Retail Operations

  • Sid

    Sid

    Mechatronics Specialist, Power and Control Systems

  • Sierra

    Sierra

    Visual Arts Specialist

  • Victoria

    Victoria

    Leader, Guest Experienc

  • Wendy

    Wendy

    Researcher

  • Stan Ziberna

    Stan Ziberna

    October 5, 1972 - December 28, 2019 Stan, you will be sorely missed, but never forgotten for what you accomplished and for who you were. Little Canada will not be the same without you.

Little Canada Contributors

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  • Tom

    Tom

    Little Canada Mural Artist

  • Bruno

    Bruno

    Little Canada Associate Mural Artist

The Little Canada Story

Jean-Louis Brenninkmeijer, an immigrant to Canada, began learning all of the wonderful things about Canada when he would help his children with their school projects. He loved experiencing the wonder of his new country through their eyes.

Inspired by a visit to Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany, Jean-Louis began to develop a vision for a similar miniature world in Canada. In 2011, encouraged by two of his mentors to follow his heart and pursue his passion, Jean-Louis quit his job and turned his full attention to fulfilling his dream of building a miniature Canada.

Recognizing the need to partner with like-minded individuals who could help bring his vision to life, Jean-Louis sent out emails to various model railway clubs in the GTA and Hamilton area.

One of the responses he received was from Dave MacLean, a University of Toronto-educated civil engineer and two-term president of The Model Railroad Club of Toronto. More importantly, Dave had been a model enthusiast since the age of three, and had built dozens of model railroads for private, institutional and corporate clients.

The two quickly realized their shared passion and vision, and the rest is history. Today, with a team of talented individuals, experts in their respective field, and thousands of working hours, their dream is coming to life.