Over the years, the Foundation has been the beneficiary of donations of transit history memorabilia from both corporate and individual contributors, which are stored at a secure location in Hamilton, Ontario. We have current plans to inventory, organize and catalogue these items. Public access to the archives is not available at the present time, but we are hoping to be in a position to provide limited access to these materials at some point in the future.
Future donations of materials having historic Canadian public transit value are welcome in accordance with the Foundation’s Archives Collection Policy. Should you have an interest in helping us to preserve Canada’s transit history, please contact us.
As a result of a donation, the Foundation currently owns a historic transit bus and we would be interested in finding a home for it, whereby it could continue to be preserved. The bus is a General Motors 35-foot ‘New Look’ model T6H-4523N built in 1977, which initially operated as Metrobus #275 in St. John’s, NL and was leased thereafter to York Region Transit, ON and to Timmins Transit, ON. It is currently located at Timmins, ON and some structural repairs are required. Should you have an interest in acquiring this vehicle, please contact us.
CTHF’s future mandate will be to assist with the preservation of vehicles having historic value through its partner network or when other opportunities arise.