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Old 11-04-2013, 10:38 AM   #21
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...hi, newb here, kicking life into an old thread...found this posting while searching for the Toronto International Hobby Show, and coming up with a whole lot of nothing...their website as I knew it seems to be down, is there a new site, or a new owner of the show, or has it faded away?
...I see quite a stink being raised about BBWCT trying to put up one of their own, and am unaware of whether or not they were successful, question is, is there any show at all nowadays?
correct me if I am wrong

Ted Curl 'acquired' the show from an east end Toronto flying club, Ajax or Oshawa or Whitby. This is hearsay on my part, not personal experience.

He moved it to the International Centre, near YYZ, that's when I was attending as a member of Metro Marine Modellers it went downhill over the years until I couldn't be bothered any more, Ted Curl was lording over it on a Segway scooter.

I attended again a couple of years ago at the MAAC booth, it was a very craft oriented show. Go with the money.

Recently, three? four? years ago the rights to the name were sold and it seem s the company that bought them intended to run a show but failed miserably. Last year the website was over a year out of date. Now I cannot find it.

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Old 11-05-2013, 09:47 AM   #23
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It was worth the trip to see the indoor boat pond and talk to the people operating them. the last time I went they had a small flying area, which I watched for an hour or so. I cannot remember what year that was maybe 2007. I enjoyed that show

the year after I was sick but my parents and grand parents went and said after going there they were sick, it was completely different.

I remember when I was younger this would probably be in the 80's the show was hudge a room full of model train set ups as well as an indoor dirt rc track, I cannot recall if the indoor boat pond was there or not, but it was a great show back then.

thinking about it makes me want to crack out the HO train stuff.
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:24 PM   #24
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Moo, the original Spring version of Ted Curl's hobby show came from the Burlington Show which was a joint effort between the Burlington club and the other west-end clubs such as Oakville and Mississauga, and was held in a Burlington arena and managed by ex-MAAC president, Frank Anderson. The reason that Frank wound up selling the show to Ted was that he spent up to three months' effort from his own business in setting up the show and getting the vendors (including manufacturers from the US).

I know because for the last four years of the Burlington-based event, I was manning various booths as well as helping with set-up and night-time security (ice still under the cement floors makes for cold nights even with a good sleeping bag.) Then the "Burlington team" helped out with the first "Hobby Show" events to give Ted a serious leg-up on the final workings of the show.

I guess that only Ted could give a good explanation for the history of the show and its demise. Certainly the move from a RC-only event to an all-singing/all-dancing fully inclusive event plus the costs associated with the International Center were the primary reasons for the gradual decline and final demise of the show with the new owners.
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