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What's On

Looking for an adventure in the City? From family-friendly activities, to engaging exhibits and tours, to outdoor walks and evening entertainment, you'll find fun things to do and explore at Toronto's Historic Sites!

Play or just love fiddle music? Fort York welcomes World Fiddle Day on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Join workshops in the morning, enjoy a free concert from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and take part in the Community "Around-the-World Jam" led by Anne Lederman and band from 2:30 to 5:30. For details, click on the event name below.

Events by Date - Calendar below
To search for events by date, click on our new calendar (below our regular listings). If you want to search by site, click on the Museum names below to see what's happening at that site. Click on the name of the event, and the description will open underneath it.

Colborne Lodge holds community events and seasonal workshops that highlight its location in High Park. Call 416-392-6916 or e-mail

Regular Admission: Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children $2.65 (plus tax) 

Don't miss these great events at Fort York. Contact us at 416-392-6907 or
Regular Admission: Adults $7.96, Seniors/Youth $4.87, Children $3.76 (plus tax)
Children 5 years and under are free. Special event ticket prices may apply for certain events.

Little Cakes and Biscuits - Historic Cooking Workshop - May 1

Little Cakes and Biscuits Workshop
Sunday, May 1, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Historic Foodways Program promotes culinary history through the animation of the historic kitchens at Fort York and through the sharing of period foods and recipes.
Learn to make these delicious baked Georgian cakes and biscuits using the wood-fired brick oven in the 1826 Officers' Mess Kitchen. Enjoy delightfully decorated Queen Cakes, (based on a 19th century still-life painting), Oat Cakes, Shrewsbury Cakes, Filbert Biscuits, Chocolate Biscuits and more.  Lunch and Recipe packages are included. 

$75 plus tax.  Pre-registration and payment are required. To register please call 416-392-7484.

Meagan’s Walk - May 7

Saturday, May 7, 8 to 10 a.m.
Creating a Circle of Hope is taking place this year on Saturday, May 7th starting at Fort York National Historic Site and ending in a human "hug" around The Hospital for Sick Children! Make a donation or get involved at:


Ontario Model Soldiers’ Society Show and Sale - May 14

Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Held in Historic Fort York, Blue Barracks and Centre Blockhouse
Children of all ages will enjoy Fort York as it hosts the Ontario Model Soldier Society’s annual show and competition. Take in demonstrations of casting and painting; displays of connoisseur figures, dioramas, and tableaux of more than a thousand pieces. Many vendors will be offering toy soldiers for sale. Included in regular admission.  

Adults $7.96, Seniors/Youth $4.87, Children $3.76 (plus tax)
Children 5 years and under are free

World Fiddle Day - May 21

Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fiddles at the Fort!
Fort York welcomes World Fiddle Day.

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Workshops

12:30 to 2 p.m.             Free concert with Dan MacDonald (Cape Breton Fiddle), Mark Marcyk of Lemon Bucket Orchestra (Hutsul Fiddling from Ukraine), Rosalyn Dennett (Appalachian Fiddle), and Yosvai Castaneda (Latin Violin).

2:30 to 5:30 p.m.          Community "Around-the-World Jam" led by Anne Lederman and band from 2:30 to 5:30.

Visit for details and practice sessions at Long & McQuade.

Victoria Day @ Fort York - May 23

Monday, May 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What better way to celebrate Victoria Day than to visit the birthplace of Toronto?

Take tours, kids enjoy activities such as soldier's drill, see demonstrations of Georgian-era cooking techniques in one of the oldest kitchens in Toronto as well as English country dancing.

Regular admission applies.

Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf - May 28 & 29

Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fort York opens its doors for this annual celebration of history and architecture. Enjoy special tours of some of Toronto's oldest architecture and original War of 1812 buildings or stroll the grounds of this National Historic Site. Admission is FREE.


Two Centuries of Firepower: Artillery Day - May 28

Artillery Day at Fort York
in conjunction with the Doors Open Toronto activities
Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join us for Artillery Day at Fort York and see displays of historic and modern guns from the 2nd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (Petawawa, Ontario), the 7th Toronto Regiment (Royal Canadian Artillery) along with Fort York's own on-site collection of original garrison guns from the War of 1812 and Victorian eras. Demonstrations, presentations and firing through the day. The Fort is also participating in Doors Open Toronto, the City's annual celebration of history and architecture. In addition to the Artillery Day programming, enjoy special tours of some of Toronto's oldest and original War of 1812 buildings. Admission is FREE.


Field Trip Music & Arts Festival - June 4 & 5

Field Trip: Downtown Toronto's Community Music and Arts Festival
June 4 & 5
Toronto’s boutique community music and arts festival will be headlined by celebrated rock acts The National and international pop artist Robyn. Other highlights include Toronto-based July Talk, indie favourites Of Montreal, Santigold, DIIV, Jazz Cartier, and Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires. Children 12 and under are free with an adult ticket-holder. Single day tickets and weekend passes available at:

Please note: Fort York's historic buildings will be closed to the public from June 3rd to June 6th inclusive. The Visitor Centre at 250 Fort York Boulevard will remain open. 

Indigenous Arts Festival @ Fort York - June 16

Thursday to Sunday, June 16 to 19
The Indigenous Arts Festival @ Fort York celebrates traditional and contemporary music, dance, theatre, storytelling, literature, crafts, and food created by indigenous artists. Energizing the grounds and buildings of Fort York National Historic Site in downtown Toronto with powerful ancient traditions and compelling contemporary creations. Featuring music by legendary blues-rocker Derek Miller, Indigenous Music Awards entertainer of the year & best hip hop artist Drezus, hip hop maestro and champion fancy dancer Supaman, Juno Award winning singer/songwriter Leela Gilday, traditional Anishnawbek artists Black Bull Moose Singers, and more. Rising young choreographer Brian Solomon performs The NDN Way. Contributors to the new book of essays In This Together lead a collective conversation on truth and reconciliation. Participate in all-ages art-making by Red Pepper Spectacle Arts, and much more. Presented by Fort York and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

Schedules and information on performers will be available soon.

Admission is $5
Children 12 & under accompanied by adults are FREE.

(Note: Admission on Saturday, June 18 is FREE for all)

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Na-Me-Res Traditional Outdoor Pow Wow - June 18

June 18, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Native Men’s Residence Traditional Pow Wow is held to recognize National Aboriginal Day on the Summer Solstice. The event features traditional dancing, drumming, kid's area, craft vendors, and a full feast after the dancing. Seven Aboriginal drum groups will be on hand, including host drum Chippewa Travelers and co-host drum Big Train. Over 100 traditional dancers are expected to participate including head dancers Tee Lyn Copenance and Mike Healy. The day begins with a sunrise ceremony at 6 a.m., the Grand Entry takes place at 12 p.m., and the community feast will begin shortly after 4:30 p.m. The Pow Wow will be followed by a gala concert as part of the Indigenous Arts Festival @ Fort York featuring the legendary Derek Miller and more.

Admission is FREE.

Gibson House is a welcoming place for the community to find out about the history of the area or to gather and share crafts, traditions and recipes. Contact us at 416-395-7432 or
Regular Admission: Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children $2.65 (plus tax)

A Jane's Walk - The People of Willowdale - May 7

A Jane's Walk
"A farmer, a rebel, and a princess: the people of Willowdale"
Saturday, May 7, 1 to 2:30
Begims in the foyer of the North York Centre Library

Join Gibson House Museum staff on this FREE walking tour to learn more about the farming community of the 1800's and the modern community now surrounding the museum. After your tour, enjoy the Willowdale Past and Present Photography and Illustration exhibit created in collaboration with students from Earl Haig SS.


Guided tours through the historic house are available with regular admission.


Gibson House Mother's Day Tea - May 8

Sunday, May 8
Two Sittings: 12 and 2:30 p.m.

Treat Mom to a lovely Victorian-inspired tea at Gibson House Museum this Mother's Day. Mom will be pampered with delicious teas, sweets, finger sandwiches and fresh-baked scones, in the setting of an elegant 19th-century farmhouse. Mother's Day Tea also includes a special gift for Mom to take home. Pre-payment is required and seating is limited, so book your tickets today! Purchase tickets on-line here or call 416-395-7432.

$25 plus tax per person. Not recommended for children under 6 years of age.


Spotlight on the Gibson House Artifact Collection - An Exhibit - On until May 15

Continues until May 15
Have you ever wondered about museum objects that are not on display? The Spotlight exhibit will showcase interesting and rarely seen objects from the Gibson House Museum collection. Gibson family objects that fall outside of the scope and time period of the historic house will also be featured. Included in regular admission.

Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf - May 28 & 29

Saturday and Sunday, May 28 & 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Gibson House Museum participates in this city-wide celebration of Toronto’s architectural heritage with self-guided tours through the historic house, some behind-the-scenes access to artifact storage areas and an opportunity to learn how the museum documents, conserves and manages its collection of artifacts. The 2016 theme is Re-used, Re-visited and Revised­.

Admission is FREE.

Tea and Tour Sundays

Sunday afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m.
There's a seat for you at the harvest table in the historic kitchen on Sunday afternoons this winter. Relax and have a chat over tea and homemade cookies. Enjoy a tour of this lovely, 1850s farmhouse. Included with regular admission.

Community Quilt Group Get-togethers

Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m.
Relax and meet new friends while you improve your sewing skills. We invite members of all ages from North York's diverse communities to join us for informal evenings of learning and sharing. Both historic and contemporary quilting techniques are explored in a comfortable, social setting. Work on a group project or pay a small fee for materials and make your own piece. Even if you have never picked up a needle and thread before you are welcome to join in. It is FREE to participate; however, donations are always welcome.

Pay What You Wish Thursday Night Socials

Thursdays, 5 to 8 p.m.
Enjoy a relaxing, social evening 1850s style. Have some tea and sit by the fire in the kitchen, play board games and chat with neighbours and friends. Drop by the community quilt group and see what they are creating – add a stitch or two, if you wish. Children may explore hands-on activities and crafts. Activities will vary each week and we welcome your ideas and suggestions for future Thursdays. Admission is pay-what-you-wish.

Thursday Board Games Night – For All Ages
Last Thursday of each month
6 to 8 p.m. Part of our Pay-What-You-Wish Thursday Nights.
The Gibson family didn't have cable, a phone or wi-fi, so what did they do when the chores were done? They played games! Finished your work and chores for the day? Then come to the museum to play the featured games of the month as well as the classic games in the Discovery Gallery.

Zion Schoolhouse interprets its history as a rural, one-room schoolhouse for children from Kindergarten to Grade 8, focusing on the year 1910. Contact us at  416-395-7432.

Zion Schoolhouse is available for school groups and group bookings. We invite the general public to visit us during special events such as Family Day and Doors Open Toronto.

Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf - May 28 & 29

Saturday and Sunday, May 28 & 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Walk right into 1910 when you visit Zion Schoolhouse, which is participating in this city-wide celebration of Toronto’s architectural heritage. This is a great opportunity to explore this rare, one-room schoolhouse that is not usually open to the public.  Find out what it was like to go to school when the area was primarily a farming community.  2016 theme: Re-used, Re-visited and Revised. Admission is FREE.

Suburban Steam Festival - August 20

Saturday, August 20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A retro-futuristic community festival celebrating all things Steampunk! Enjoy a day of historical make-believe in an authentic 1910 Edwardian Schoolhouse. Join us for an exciting day of Steampunk family fun, with entertainment, performers and merchants to delight the senses! Tour through an outdoor arcade of Steampunk vendors and demonstrations; enjoy ongoing performances at centre stage; learn about Victorian- and Edwardian era fashions and technological advances; and try out steampunk-themed crafts for all ages in the schoolhouse. Admission is FREE. Donations gratefully accepted.

These are the events taking place at Mackenzie House. Contact us at 416-392-6915 or

Regular Admission: Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children: $2.65 (plus tax)
Children (4 and under): Free

An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography by Nathan Cyprus - Opens May 5

Ordinary Weather: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography by Nathan Cyprus
May 5 to September 22, Noon to 5 p.m.
Part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival
There is a sense of wonder in our surroundings that seems to only truly manifest itself when we become tourists in an unfamiliar landscape. In Ordinary Weather, emerging photographer Nathan Cyprus questions this lack of wonder in our everyday surroundings. Setting out to explore Toronto by bicycle, he finds a city in transition and discovers the awareness which he sought, but is so often ignored, is in actuality ever available.

Regular admission applies.

A Jane's Walk - Women Who Pushed Victorian Social Boundaries - May 7

Unladylike: 10 Women Who Pushed Victorian Social Boundaries
Saturday, May 7, 12:30 p.m.

This walking tour begins at the southwest corner of York and Front Streets. In the 19th century, "unladylike" was a strong insult indeed. This tour includes the stories of 10 women who, in their various ways, pushed the social boundaries of 1800s Toronto, through the pursuit of careers, love and independence.


Historic Baking Workshop - Temperance and Tea - May 14

Temperance and Tea - Historic Baking Workshop
Saturday, May 14, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The idea of limiting and controlling the amount of alcohol sold and consumed dates back well before the Prohibition Movement of the 1920s. Try your hand at Victorian Temperance-era Tea recipes like Raspberry Vinegar (for drinking, not for your salad!), Victoria Sandwiches, Temperance Cake and other appropriate treats. Learn about the development of the Temperance movement and participate in a mock Temperance Meeting in Mrs. Mackenzie's parlour. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 

$25 plus tax. Contact us at  or416-392-6915 for further details.


The Market Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the St. Lawrence Market. Call 416-392-7604 or email Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Tunnel Vision: The Story of Toronto's Subway - Until June 11

An exhibition of photographs, maps, plans and artifacts
Continues until June 11

Presented in partnership with the Toronto Transportation Society, this exhibit uses photographs, maps and artifacts to examine the complexity and massive scale of the subway's operation. Toronto’s subway is much more than a few lines on a map or a list of numbers on a spreadsheet.  Every day for over 60 years, it has been the backbone of this city and has moved billions of passengers. The exhibit focuses on the enormous effort that it takes to keep the subway rolling, enabling visitors to better appreciate the vital role played by rapid transit.

Montgomery's Inn has been welcoming visitors for over 180 years. Join in events that celebrate theatre, music, food and the history of  Etobicoke. Contact us at 416-394-8113 or

Regular Admission: Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children $2.65 (plus tax) 

Montgomery's Inn Indoor Winter Market - Wednesdays until May 18

Indoor Market - Wednesdays from 2 to 6 pm.
Until May 18
Buy direct form local farmers and food artisans. Organic fruit and vegetables, cheese, bread and prepared foods as well as ethically raised meat, honey and more!

You don't have to pay admission to the museum just to come in and shop.

Please note:
Outdoor season: May 25 to October 26
Indoor season: Starts November 2 & continues all winter

Parent & Child Cookie Decorating Workshop - April 30

Saturday, April 30, 2 to 4 p.m.
Get ready to celebrate Mother's Day with a special cookie-decorating workshop for Mom with Mom! Or, surprise Mom with a decorated gift that you made! Each parent/child team will decorate and prepare a Cookie Bouquet consisting of flowers, birds, and seasonal themed cookies, while learning techniques such as painting and flooding. Maximum of two children per parent. Pre-registration only. Call 416-394-8113. $25 plus tax for each parent/child team.

Neapolitan Connection Concert - May 7

Saturday, May 7, 2 to 4 p.m.
Join us for classical music at the Inn in partnership with Neapolitan Connection. In the early 80s, Canadian band The Spoons wowed the world with their hit song, Arias & Symphonies. Canadian soprano Allison Arends returns to Neapolitan Connection to wow YOU with a musical bouquet of arias, & symphonic transcriptions!

Tours of the museum are included in the ticket price. Tickets available at


A Jane's Walk - Stories of Thomas Montgomery's Farm - May 7 & 8

Stories of Thomas Montgomery’s Farm along Mimico Creek
A Jane's Walk
Saturday, May 7, 1 p.m.
Sunday, May 8, 11:30 a.m.

Mimico Creek passes through the land where Thomas Montgomery operated his inn and farm. When he acquired this property in 1830, the creek’s water and watershed were pristine, yet less than two centuries later, their condition is rated as “poor.” Much of the creek is now hidden from view by industrial parks, subdivisions, and cement channelization, but on this walk, we will explore one of its most accessible and tranquil areas. Stories of the area’s flora, fauna, ecology, indigenous peoples and local history may surprise you as they reveal the changes that have taken place over the past 200 years. Free.


Mother's Day Tea and Tour - May 8

Sunday, May 8, 1 to 4 p.m.
Bring Mom to the Inn to celebrate Mother's Day with afternoon tea. Price includes a complimentary guided tour of the Museum. All ages are welcome. First come, first served.

$7 plus tax

Victoria Day Tea and Tour - May 22

Sunday, May 22, 1 to 4 p.m.
Celebrate Victoria Day with an afternoon tea fit for a Queen. Price includes a complimentary guided tour of the Museum. All ages are welcome. First come, first served.

$7 plus tax per person.

Outdoor Farmers' Market Opens - May 25

Farmers' Market Spring Season OPENING DAY
Wednesday, May 25, 2 to 6 pm.

Celebrate the start of the outdoor season with all your favorite vendors, plus some great new ones! Enjoy live music & our freshly landscaped picnic area.


The Sonnet Show - May 27

Friday, May 27, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
The Inn provides the set for the eighth annual “Sonnet Show” – 5 new plays, each inspired by a unique Shakespearean sonnet. Presented by Humber River Shakespeare Company.

Tickets are $35.
Call 888-993-HRSC (4772) or visit


Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf - May 28 & 29

Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29, 12 to 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate this architectural urban adventure with free admission to the museum. Hourly trolley tours of the Islington Village Murals courtesy of the Islington Village BIA.

Admission is FREE.



Tea Time at the Inn - Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m.

Sundays: Starting June 7, 1 to 4 p.m.
Special weekly tea in our community room. Choice of sweet or savoury plate, with a seasonal feature. $7 plus tax. No reservation required, just drop in.

Fret Not Ukulele Night - First Thursday of every month

Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m.
Our monthly ukulele gathering – the first Thursday of every month, with Doctor of Music instructor Chris Wilson. Come, sing, laugh, and make music. Bring your uke, but if you're just testing the waters and don't yet own one, let us know and we'll loan you one for the night. $15 per person.

Thirsty Thursday Tavern Night - Last Thursday of the month

The Last Thursday of each month from 7 to 10 p.m.
Enjoy a glass of beer, wine, or a Thomas Montgomery specialty in our restored 1847 bar room! Order Irish stew, fresh baked bread and tap your toes to live traditional music. Admission is pay-what-you-wish. Cash bar, $5 for a bowl of stew, while supplies last.

Scarborough Museum hosts lots of family-friendly and fun events. Contact us at 416-338-8807 or

Wednesdays, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday &  Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 12 to 4 p.m.

Admission Pay what you can

Tabletop Day - April 30

Saturday April 30, 12 to 5 p.m.
Come celebrate International Tabletop Day at Scarborough Museum! Historic and modern games for all to play. Try your hand at 9 Man Morris or Carrom while you enjoy a nice cup of lemonade, and sample a baked good from the museum's historic kitchen. So come on in and bring your game face! 

Admission is Pay What You Can.

Tabletop Gaslight Night (For 18 years & up) - April 30 - 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Saturday April 30, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Ever wish you could turn back the clock and have an adventure in the past?  Well, for one night you can!  In honour of International Tabletop Day, Scarborough Museum is running an evening of D20 gaming. This thrilling adventure is custom made for the Museum and will transport players back to Victorian Era Scarborough. Unravel mysteries as you play inside a Victorian Parlour or by the hearth in a rustic log cabin. This adventure is open to new players, as well as to long-time tabletoppers looking for a unique play space. Characters will be pre-made and light refreshments served. Spaces are limited so reserve your spot and ready your dice! 

$8 per player. Call 416-338-8807 to pre-register. This event is geared towards 18 years plus.

My Diary: A Woman’s Life in Victorian Scarborough - An Exhibit - Now Open

On until March, 2016
Explore local history through the personal records of Frances Tweedie Milne in 19th-century rural Scarborough. Her writing is placed in the context of how society and history have been influenced by Magna Carta through political changes such as Canada's Confederation in 1867 and the development of Canadian rights and freedoms. Included in admission (Pay what you can).

May Weekends – 12 to 5 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 5 p.m. 
Come celebrate Mother's Day every weekend at Scarborough Museum! Enjoy fresh baked treats and share your family story at the Communities Memories Kiosk.

Admission is Pay What You Can.

Comic Book Day! All ages welcome! - May 7

Comic Book Day!
Saturday, May 7, 12 to 5 p.m.

Up,up and away!!  Check out what's happening at Scarborough Museum in honour of Free Comic Book Day!  Not only will artists be on hand for family fun, but there is plenty of awesome space around the museum to read. Bring your comics and a blanket to sit on (or your cape!) and join in on this fun-filled afternoon. All ages welcome! 

Admission is Pay What You Can.

Contact us at 416-392-6910 or

Porcelain Painting Workshop - April 29

Friday, April 29
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. OR 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Have you ever admired a piece of hand-painted porcelain? This traditional hobby, made popular more than 100 years ago, is making a revival as a fine-art form.

Join Anita Palkovics of Herend Porcelain Manufactory to learn the art of painting on porcelain in this hands-on workshop. Anita is one of the skilled painters employed by Herend, a Hungarian manufacturing company that specializes in luxury hand painted and gilded porcelain.

Choose one of two beautiful designs to create and take home, enjoy light refreshments, and tour the beautiful Spadina Museum, Toronto's Downton Abbey.

$35 per person. Pre-registration is required. Call 416-392-6910 to register.

A Mother's Day Sunday Afternoon Soirée - May 8

Sunday, May 8
Two times: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. or 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Celebrate Mother's Day at Spadina Museum with a unique tour highlighting Mary Austin's flair for lavish entertaining during the Roaring Twenties. Following the tour enjoy special access to Spadina's third floor suite to linger and enjoy live music, an exhibit of 1920s fashions, a selection of sweet treats prepared from 1920s and 30s cookbooks, and more! 1920s attire is welcome (but optional)! Pre-registration and pre-payment are required, as space is limited. Not recommended for children under 10.

$20 plus tax per person.

The Etiquette of Downton Abbey - May 15

Sunday, May 15, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Calling all Downton Abbey fans! Live the drama and opulence of the 1920s in a tour of Spadina Museum, Toronto's Downton Abbey. Immerse yourself in the world of the hit TV show as we compare and contrast the fictional life of the Crawley's with Spadina's Austin family.  The tour will take you from our simple servant quarters to a drawing room elegant enough to impress the Dowager Countess!

Adults $10, Seniors $7 (plus tax). Call Spadina Museum to buy tickets in advance and avoid disappointment: 416-392-6910

Victoria Day Weekend Tours - May 21 to 23

Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Monday, Noon to 5 p.m.
Meet the Austins Tours
12:15 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 4 p.m.
See Spadina, and the history of Toronto, through the eyes of the Austin family, who made it their home. Business people, artists, socialites and philanthropists, the Austins were a prominent family whose struggles and triumphs were closely tied to those of Toronto as they entered the 20th century.

Regular admission applies:
Adults $7.96, Seniors/Youth (13-18 yrs.) $5.75, Children (6-12 yrs.) $4.87 (plus tax), Children (5 and under) Free.

Look what's happening over the next few months at Todmorden Mills. Contact us at 416-396-2819 or

Exhibitions in the Papermill Gallery - April & May

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday to Friday: Noon to 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Noon to 4:30 pm
Admission to the Papermill Gallery is free

Danforth CTI Visual Arts presents
April 20 to May 1

SPRING INTO SUMMER Art Show & Sale by The Don Valley Art Club
May 4 to 15, 2016
This show features a variety of original artworks created in multiple mediums, reflecting a wide range of artistic styles. It is a great opportunity to see original art that is professionally displayed and “ready-to-hang” to enhance an office or home. Treat your mom to something special on Mother’s Day, May 8!

The Don Valley Art Club is one of the oldest and most active art clubs in Toronto with over 180 members. Its long-term connection with Todmorden Mills began shortly after its inception in 1948, when the group gatherings were in a clubhouse nearby.

Dana Bentley
May 18 to June 12


In the Papermill Theatre: Ken Ludwig's Shakespeare in Hollywood - April 28-May 7

Amicus Productions presents
Ken Ludwig's
Shakespeare in Hollywood
April 28 to May 7

Let's go back to Hollywood's Golden Age in 1935 to visit Warner Brothers' set of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Through some theatrical miracle, Oberon and Puck have returned from the past to be cast as themselves. What follows is an evening where no farcical well is left untapped, Enjoy over-the-top snappy dialogue, laugh-out-loud gags and, yes, even a tasty dollop of useful social observation. Don't miss this show, a tribute to the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.

For tickets, please call 416-860-6176 or visit

A Jane's Walk - Lost Movie Houses of the Danforth - May 7

Saturday May 7, 10 to 11 a.m.
The walk begins in the parkette on the north side of Broadview subway station.
In the first half of the 20th century – before TV, DVDs or computers – the only way to see a film was on the big screen and the Danforth was a cinema hotspot. Join us on this guided neighbourhood walk, as we discover some of the lost movie houses of the past.



A Jane's Walk – East York and WWII - May 8

Victory on the Home Front: East York and WWII
Sunday May 8, 1 to 3 p.m.
Walk begins at Royal Canadian Legion Branch #10, at 1083 Pape Avenue. Meet at south side of building.
During the Second World War, East York residents worked hard on the home front to support the war effort overseas. Join us for a guided neighbourhood walk that explores the community's wartime experiences, initiatives and commemorations.



Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf - May 28 & 29

Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry at 4:30 p.m.)
Tour the grounds and learn about the rich history of Todmorden Mills and the surrounding Don Valley. Daily tours of the Wildflower Preserve will explore the varied habitats that have been re-created by the Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve Volunteer Committee. Guided tours of the Papermill Theatre will be offered on Saturday.

Admission is FREE.


In the Papermill Theatre - Bill McIlwraith's The Anniversary - Opens May 19

East Side Players present Bill McIlwraith's
The Anniversary
May 19 to June 4

Since Dad died, Mum has carried on the family business and profits have increased two-fold. Keeping a tight rein on her three sons, Mum's plans for an anniversary celebration (despite her late husband's absence) bring out rebellion among the sons and her long-held reign is ended at last.

For tickets, please call 416- 425-0917 or visit



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