Explore the beauty of Canada in a whole new way!
Our Home & Miniature Land takes you on a journey of discovery through Canada from the moment you enter. An interactive attraction showcasing Canada’s captivating vistas, landmarks and cityscapes in miniature scale, Our Home & Miniature Land aims to entertain and educate guests every tiny step of the way. From The Rockies to the Maritimes and up to the Arctic North, a new landscape to explore is around the corner – it’s an experience for all ages.
In 2011, founder Jean-Louis Brenninkmeijer decided to take a leap of faith and quit his job to pursue something he was passionate about. The months following, an idea began to percolate. With inspiration from the wonderful work of Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany, his vision of building something similar within Canada started to develop. Encouraged by two of his mentors to follow his heart and pursue his passion, Jean-Louis began his venture to build a miniature world of Canada with moving parts.
With this vision in mind, Jean-Louis sent out eight emails to various model railway clubs in the GTA and Hamilton. Among the three responses he received was from Dave MacLean, who at the time was president of The Model Railroad Club of Toronto. More importantly, Dave has been a model enthusiast since the age of three, and has built dozens of model railroads for private, institutional and corporate clients. After a few exchanged emails between the two and a common goal in mind, the rest was history. Today, with a team of talented individuals, experts in their respective field, and thousands of working hours, their dream is coming to life.