About MiniGrid

In business for over 40 years, Mini Grid enjoys an international reputation with its wide selection and beautiful presentation of quality products representing the motorsport, automotive and motorcycle industries.

MiniGrid is Toronto, Ontario, Canada’s leading source of the best in Slot Cars, track and Acessories. We carry brands like Carrara, Carrera Go!!! slot cars, tracks and parts, Scalextric slot cars, parts and track, Slot.it slot cars and parts and MiniChamps scale models. Whether it’s for a home track set up, or competitive club racing or just to look cool on your shelf, MiniGrid’s staff will help you out – in the store or shopping on-line.

Mini Grid History

Started in 1978 by George Maxwell, along with his wife Julia and son Scott, it truly was a family business which operated out of their house as a mail-order operation. Known as the source for model kits and die-cast, the business continued to grow, and in 1986 they opened their first retail store Unionville, a Toronto suburb, where the business expanded until moving in 2003 to its current location in downtown Toronto in the Mount Pleasant Village. George retired in early 2000; while Julia is still active in the business and is often found greeting the customers she has known for 30+ years!

Over the years the business has changed dramatically. From the origins of 1/43rd scale model kits imported from around the world; expanding into die-cast in the 1980s. As the kit industry began to shrink MiniGrid expanded its range over the years, with an extensive library of books and DVD’s and exclusive and rare automotive art and themed clothing. More recently over the past 5+ years, the welcome resurgence of the slot car industry has created an energetic and vibrant new customer base of all ages and has pushed MiniGrid to offer the largest selection of slot cars in Canada. 

Scott Maxwell now operates the business when not on the road for his ‘day job’: a professional racing driver, currently driving for Multimatic Motorsports and Ford Racing.

Scott Maxwell - Ford Motorsport

Scott Maxwell

Scott currently competes in the British GT Challenge GT4 class with Multimatic Motorsports and Ford Performance.