The Toronto Railway Club is a group of railway and transit personnel and suppliers who meet regularly to connect, expand their networks, and keep in touch.
The Toronto Railways Club hosts a number of events during the year and we would encourage you to attend. The events are a great way to catch up, network and connect with other members and those in the rail and transit industry. Check out our Gallery Page to get a sense and feel of an event with the Toronto Railway Club before you experience it in person.
The club is expanding and looking for new members. Join us here!
A Brief History
ON THE RIGHT TRACK SINCE 1931
The Toronto Railway Club was originally founded in 1931 to provide a forum for railroad personnel and the railway suppliers to exchange ideas, share common problems and explore solutions.
The Club’s original mandate was to meet on a regular basis for the
advancement and dissemination of knowledge concerning: The construction, operation and maintenance of railways and other forms of transportation; and The equipment and supplies used for the benefit of the members and the companies they represent.
Membership quickly reached 1,000 in those early months, a tribute to the members of the first executive committee. The inaugural meeting took place on March 23,1931 at the Royal York Hotel, Toronto, and was devoted chiefly to the announcement of the Club’s incorporation and election of officers. The first President of the Club was Mr. T. C. Hudson, General Superintendent, CN Railway.
The Club has evolved over time, staying true to the original mandate, and also giving members a social frame work to stay connected.
CONTACTING THE TORONTO RAILWAY CLUB
Contact information is always available on the contacts page.
President – VIA Rail
Immediate Past President – Hatch
1st Vice President – AMG Metals
2nd Vice President – TTC
Treasurer – Lystek
Secretary – WSP
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
» Alireza Edraki – Wabtec
» Arash Barzegar – PNR RailWorks
» Carolien Dannrath – Metrolinx
» Cathy Benjamin-Ostrander – AECOM
» Doug MacKenzie – VIA Rail
» Eric Cone – Hatch
» Francesca Santella – CP Rail
» George Huggins – TTR
» Joe Bettinelli – AMG Metals
» Michael Sheahan – Hatch
» Michael Vallins – CN Rail
» Nikos Chalaris – AECOM
» Percy Lao – WSP
» Richard Wong – TTC
» Stacey Taylor – T-Rail Products
» Taylor MacDonald – Herzog
» Vlad Jean-Pierre – VIA Rail
Check out other railway and transit member groups and associations.
CRC – Canadian Railway Club
The Canadian Railway Club, started in 1902.
RAC – Railway Association of Canada
Situated in the nation’s capital.
Canada Railway Hall of Fame
Nation-wide virtual hall of fame.
CARS – Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers
Representing companies servicing our industry.
CUTA – Canadian Urban Transit Association
To inspire and influence the evolution of integrated urban mobility.
Advancing Women in Transportation
Future of transportation through the global advancement of women.
Tickets purchased for events may be returned up to two weeks in advance of the scheduled event date with full refund. Cancellations with less than two weeks’ notice will not be refunded. There are no refunds of annual membership dues.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
The Toronto Railway Club reserves the right to substitute alternative speakers and topics at all events should the scheduled speaker be unable to meet their original commitment. We reserve the right to modify our policies at any time and in any manner.
Calendar Year memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable once purchased for the calendar year.