Toronto is getting a new miniature museum and it’s going to be stunningly lifelike. The up-and-coming exhibit adorably called Our Home And Miniature Land, which has received millions of dollars in funding, is currently being put together in a warehouse in Mississauga, at 400 Britannia Rd. East. It will reportedly span across 50,000 feet, making it one large miniature museum, Toronto Life reports.
The museum will feature beautiful mini-versions of all of Toronto’s iconic locations, most notably Union Station, the GO train stations, St Lawrence Market, Rogers Centre, CN Tower, and the city’s famous Distillery District.
Toronto will be deeply explored in the completely interactive exhibit which will feature moving cars zooming down a shrunken down version of Highway 401 - though, a more accurate depiction would be the cars stuck in traffic.
To top it all off, the whole museum will shift from night to day every few minutes in a fascinating display that will allow those exploring the space to experience a breathtaking Toronto skyline.
The man behind the exciting new installation Jean-Louis Brenninkmeijer, a successful entrepreneur from Oakville, has a long history of working with miniatures. Brenninkmeijer used to create mesmerizing little sculptures of houses and people in his basement as a hobby before he turned it into a full-time career. “It amazed me the physical and cultural diversity of this vast country. So much so that in 2011 I had a vision to bring all of Canada just a little bit closer,” Brenninkmeijer explained in a promotional video for his work.
The miniature enthusiast left behind a successful career in the renewable energy field back in 2011 after being inspired by the world famous Miniatur Wunderland located in Hamburg, Germany.