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Gord Strilchuk 
President – PNR Railworks

Orest Kobylansky
Immediate Past President – TTC

Michael Sheahan
1st Vice President - Hatch

Vladimir Jean-Pierre
2nd Vice President – VIA Rail

Jim Robbins
Treasurer - Lystek

Grace Sheahan 
Secretary – WSP 



» Alireza Edraki – Wabtec
» Cathy Benjamin-Ostrander – AECOM
» George Huggins – TTR
» Gord Strilchuk – PNR RailWorks
» Graeme Lue Qui – PNR RailWorks
» Vladimir Jean-Pierre – VIA Rail Canada
» Jennifer Benedict – CP Rail
» Joe Bettinelli – AMG Metals
» Kenneth R. Peel – KRP Law
» Michael Sheahan – Hatch
» Orest Kobylansky – TTC
» Percy Lao– WSP
» Richard Wong– TTC
» Rob Fuller – Metrolinx
» Taylor MacDonald – Herzog
» Vladimir Jean-Pierre – VIA Rail


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About Us

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 below to get a sense and feel of an event with the Toronto Railway Club before you experience it in person.


For information on our events, please visit the event page. For information regarding all other events taking place this year, please visit the Calendar of Events.


The club is expanding and looking
for new members.

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A Brief History


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.

Our Sponsors

The Club is supported by the generosity of a number of companies and organizations. If you are interested in sponsoring the Club opportunities are always available. Please contact our Secretary for more information.

Our Affiliates

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.

Representing companies servicing our industry.

To inspire and influence the evolution of integrated urban mobility.

Advancing Women in Transportation
Future of transportation through the global advancement of women.