Information about "On Parade" the Annual Show and Competition put on by the OMSS.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
10 am to 4 pm
Humber College Lakeshore Campus
3199 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Toronto Ontario
A New Date and a New Venue
After many years we are moving our Annual Show back to our traditional date of June.
This year's show is moving to a new venue. While we enjoyed the historical ambience of Fort York for the past few years, there were just too many problems of physical access, uncertain scheduling and downtown traffic.
Humber College has welcomed us with open arms and we are excited about our new venue. The show will be in one large space with excellent lighting and we will be able to accomodate more vendors and displays. Access and parking will be easier and we will have accommodations and food services on site.
"On Parade" is the Ontario Model Soldier Society's annual public show and celebration of the hobby of model soldiers. Thousands of model soldiers from many historical eras and countries will be on display - everything from small wargames figures to 1/6 scale figures and vehicles.
For full details on the show including directions and parking information please download our SHOW PROGRAM.
Humber College Lakeshore Campus Main Building
Show admission is $5 per adult. Children under 12 are admitted free.
Early floor access (between 9 am and 10am) will cost you an additional $5.
The college is offering accomodations in their student residence wing which is in the same building as the show. The price is extremely reasonable compared to GTA hotel rates and members who stayed there last year had very favourable comments.
Here is a review from one of our members who stayed at the college last year:
The rooms are spartan but they are clean and comfortable . There are two separate bedrooms with a double bed in each with a small desk and bedside lamp. There is a kitchen with a full size fridge, standard size kitchen sink , a fair amount of cupboard space, an adequate micro wave oven, and a small table with two chairs. The bathroom has a large shower stall but no bathtub,a small sink and standard toilet. There is no TV or radio and no phone so you would need a cell phone.We found the area to be rather quiet and relatively sound proof with one opening window placed very high on the wall.Beds aren't remade in the morning and the rooms not cleaned daily but again everything is very clean when checking in. There is a small food court but I am not aware of the hours that it is open. The parking is free on the weekends and I believe the cost for parking at other times is a reasonable $7.00 per day, the cost for staying there at that time ( June) were around $80.00 plus tax but no extra room taxes so prevalent in the Toronto area. We highly recommend these accommodations and we will definitely be staying there for the show next June. A real plus is that students are NOT in residence at this time and that may explain why it is rather quiet.
For details of the Humber College accomodations and a link to their reservation site click here.
The cut-off date for bookings is May 8, 2017.
For all show inquiries please contact Norm White at 416-285-5600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As of April 7 our vendor area is fully booked.
Our show includes a lively vendor area with over 30 tables of hobby related merchandise. Table rental is only $50 if you book before the end of April ($60 thereafter). If you are interested in selling at our show please download our vendor information package.
Vendor area at the show
The show is also the venue for the Society's Annual Competition. This modelling competition is open to all and encompasses single painted figures, dioramas, military vehicles and ordnance in all scales and periods. And entry is free!
Download our Competition info package.
You can download the entry card form if you wish to fill out cards for your entries ahead of time.
Figures in competition
Annual competition trophies
Thousands of model soldiers on display from many periods and armies. Pageantry across the ages. Military parades, bands, vehicles and artillery. Large scale (1/6) figures and vehicles.
Toy soldier bands on display
Massed toy soldiers on display
1/6 scale figures and vehicles