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Museum Gift Shop

Merritt's Mercantile, the Gift Shop at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, carries a great selection of local memorabilia, t-shirts, ship and canal-related goods, and specialty and gift items, including maple products, pioneer toys, and many other unique items.

Museum Members receive 10 per cent discount. Visit our Memberships page for more information on how to become a member and the benefits.

Limited Series: Streetcar Spikes from St. Paul Street for Sale

Street Cars in St. Catharines

Remember during the summer of 2017, when St. Paul Street was stripped out and basically rebuilt? Well, have we got a treat for the transportation-history-lover in your life.

Part of the demolition process was removing former Niagara, St. Catharines, and Toronto (NS&T)/Canadian National Railway (CNR) streetcar track that was paved, first in the 1950s. The spikes were put in as part of a maintenance program undertaken by the CNR in 1926. While they aren’t part of the original trackage from the Victorian era of streetcar transportation in St. Catharines, they are still pretty old, and really super cool.

CNR Streetcar Railway Spike: $7

While supplies last. Each spike comes with a postcard photograph of the section of St. Paul Street from the approximate time the spikes would have been put in the ground.

Contact Merritt's Mercantile for more details. 

For more information about the CNR Streetcar Railway spikes, please visit the Museum's blog.

Hours of operation

The Museum Gift Shop is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed: Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

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