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What's On

Looking for an afternoon adventure in the City? You'll find lots of fun things to do and explore at Toronto's Historic Sites!

Click on the tabs of the Museum names below for a list of events at each of the sites. Click on the name of the event and the description will open underneath it. 

We've added a new tab! The Historic Sites often work on events that are at other venues which we present in cooperation with community partners. For information on these events, click on OF SPECIAL NOTE.

 

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

 

Doors Open Toronto - May 24 & 25

Saturday and Sunday, May 24 & 25, 12 to 4 p.m.
Colborne Lodge participates in this city-wide celebration of Toronto’s architectural heritage. This year's theme is: " Secrets and Spirits… Exploring the Mysteries Behind the Door." Tours every twenty minutes, last tour at 3:45 pm. Admission is FREE. 

Don't miss these great events at Fort York. Contact us at 416-392-6907 or fortyork@toronto.ca.

Commemoration of the Battle of York - April 27

Sunday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Discover Fort York National Historic Site and commemorate the 201st anniversary of the Battle of York, fought on April 27, 1813. 1812-era drill and musket firing demonstrations, Battle of York, Fortification and 1812 Barracks Tours, demonstrations of Georgian-era cooking techniques in one of the oldest kitchens in Toronto. Step into the Soldiers' Barracks brought to life by period animators. Children can "fall-in" and learn the same marching and musket drill practiced by the Upper Canada Militia in 1812. 

There will be a special walking tour focusing on the Battle of York at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. This tour will begin at the entrance to Fort York, using the Fort, Garrison Common and areas of the original shoreline to highlight the dramatic battle that took place here over 200 years ago. Regular admission applies:  Adults: $7.96, Seniors /Youth: $4.87, Children (6-12yrs): $3.76 (plus tax). Children 5 and under are Free

Ontario Model Soldiers’ Society Show and Sale - May 3

Sat. May 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Children of all ages will enjoy Fort York as it hosts the Ontario Model Soldier Society’s annual show and competition. 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 (65 +): $4.87, Youth (13-18 yrs.): $4.87, Children (6-12yrs): $3.76, Children 5 and under are Free

Victoria Day @Fort York - May 19

Mon. May 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What better way to celebrate Victoria Day than to visit the birthplace of Toronto! Enjoy tours, kids’ activities, such as soldier's drill, demonstrations of Georgian-era cooking techniques in one of the oldest kitchens in Toronto and English country dancing.

Adults: $7.96, Seniors /Youth: $4.87, Children (6-12yrs): $3.76 (plus tax). Children 5 and under are free

Doors Open at Fort York - May 24 & 25

Sat. & Sun., May 24 and 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fort York will open 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.

 

Indigenous Arts Festival - June 20-22

Friday to Sunday, June 20 to 22 (Hours vary)
A celebration of traditional and contemporary indigenous art and culture centered around National Aboriginal Day. Featuring The Honouring by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, The Ministry of Grace by Article 11, drum songs, dance and storytelling by the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, music, crafts, food, 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 gibsonhouse@toronto.ca

Mother's Day Tea - May 10 & 11

Saturday and Sunday, May 10 & 11, 2 to 4 p.m.
Enjoy a quiet afternoon of tea, finger sandwiches and sweets in Mrs. Gibson's parlour. Costumed staff host a light repast in the ambience of this mid-19th century home. Guests may visit the rest of the museum at their leisure. All ages are welcome.

Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Seating is limited. $60 plus tax for tea for two (includes a gift for Mom) Additional tickets are $30 plus tax per person.

Please call 416-395-7432 to book.

Pay-What-You-Wish Thursday Night Socials

Open to 5 to 8 p.m.
The last Social for this year is on December 19.
We will resume our weekly Thursday get-togethers on January 16
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
The First 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.



 

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.

 

 

Keeping You In Stitches – Knitting and Crochet Sunday Socials

Every Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Join us in the parlour for a relaxing afternoon of knitting and crocheting. All ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring your own projects from home or try out one of our fun patterns and add something to our #yarnbomb. Extra needles, hooks, corkers, and yarn for practice and experimentation will be available. It is FREE to participate, however, donations are always welcome.

Doors Open Toronto - May 24 & 25

Saturday and Sunday, May 24 & 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Gibson House participates in this city-wide celebration of Toronto’s architectural heritage. For this year's theme 'Secrets and Spirits… Exploring Mysteries Behind the Door'  Gibson House will provide behind-the-scenes exposure to artifact storage as well as demonstrations of collection management and artifact conservation. 
Admission is FREE.

 

Located at 1091 Finch Ave. East, east of Leslie, this beautifully restored, one-room schoolhouse is available to groups and schools for pre-booked progams. Call 416-395-7435 for details.

Doors Open Toronto - May 24 & 25

Saturday and Sunday, May 24 & 25, 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 and find out what it was like to go to school when the area was primarily a farming community. In keeping with this year's theme 'Secrets and Spirits… Exploring Mysteries Behind the Door' guided access to the School's basement will be provided. Admission is FREE.

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

 

Journalists and Editors in 19th Century Toronto – A Guided Walk - May 3

In association with Jane's Walk
Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Mackenzie House marks World Freedom of The Press Day with a walking tour that explores the men and women who took part in the lively journalism scene in Toronto from 1826 – 1892: their triumphs, feuds and friendships. William Lyon Mackenzie played a central role, inspiring both enemies and imitators. The walk begins at 160 Frederick Street (at the Northwest corner of Front & Frederick Streets, 1 block west of Sherbourne Street.)

The walk is free.

"All in a Mother's Day" Workshop - May 4

Sunday, May 4, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
With Mother's Day approaching, Mackenzie House invites you to experience and learn about the lives of Victorian mothers and daughters. Prepare seasonal baking using period recipes in the historic kitchen. Afterward, we'll explore the ideals and realities of courtship, marriage and motherhood during that period. Complete your visit with a tasty afternoon tea!

Not recommended for children. Pre-registration is required. $20 plus tax per person.

Doors Open Toronto - May 24 & 25

Saturday and Sunday, May 24 & 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Last admission: 4:30 p.m.

Mackenzie House participates in this city-wide celebration of Toronto’s architectural heritage. As the theme of this year's Doors Open event is Secrets & Spirits… Exploring the Mysteries Behind the Door, visitors will also be able to hear about the ghost stories associated with the site.

Admission is FREE.

 

Journalists and Editors in 19th Century Toronto - A Guided Walk - June 21

In association with Heritage Toronto
Saturday, June 21, 10 to 11:30 am
Explore the history of the men and women who took part in the lively journalism scene in Toronto from 1826 – 1892: their triumphs, feuds and friendships. William Lyon Mackenzie played a central role, inspiring both enemies and imitators. The walk is free, and begins at 160 Frederick Street, just north of Front Street (meet at Heritage Toronto plaque), finishing at Mackenzie House.

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 montinn@toronto.ca

 

Montgomery's Inn Farmers Market - Every Wednesday

Every Wednesday from, 2 to 6 pm.
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!

Thirsty Thursday Tavern Nights - April 24, May 29, June 26

The Last Thursday of each month, 7 to 10 p.m.
Be sure to stop by Thirsty Thursday Tavern Night, presented by The INNovators, in partnership with Montgomery's Inn.
Purchase a glass of beer, wine or a Thomas Montgomery specialty in the restored 1847 barroom. Enjoy hearty Irish stew, fresh baked bread and live traditional music. Admission is free. Cash bar, bowl of stew costs $5, while supplies last.

 

 

Balance for Seniors - An Info Session - May 3

Saturday, May 3, 1 to 2 p.m.
Have you every wondered what might be causing your instability? Well Eric Daw certified Older Adult Specialist might have the answer.  Join us in the Briarly room at the Inn where Eric will be discussing the issue of balance; why it is something seniors struggle with, how you can recognize the issue and some practical things you can do to improve your balance. Admission is free.

Solfeggio Music Series - May 4

 Sunday May 4, 2 - 4 p.m.
Join us for classical music in the Community Room in partnership with Neapolitan Connection. This month features soprano Katherine Whyte. Tours of the museum and refreshments are included in the ticket price. Adults $22 plus HST, children under 12 $12.50 plus HST. Tickets available at http://www.neapolitanconnection.com/.

Mother's Day Tea and Tour - May 11

Sunday, May 11, 1 to 4 p.m.
Bring Mom to the Inn to celebrate Mother's Day with an afternoon Fancy Tea. Cream Scones with crème fraîche and gooseberry jam, lemon tarts and more! Price includes a complimentary guided tour of the Museum. All ages are welcome. First come, first served. $10 plus tax

Victoria Day Tea and Tour - May 19

Monday, May 19, 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. $10 plus tax

Doors Open Toronto - May 24 & 25

Saturday & Sunday, May 24 & 25, 12 to 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate this architectural urban adventure with free admission to the museum. This year's theme is Secrets & Spirits… Exploring the Mysteries Behind the Door. Hourly trolley tours of the Islington Village Murals courtesy of the Islington Village BIA. Admission is FREE.

 

The Sonnet Show - May 30

Friday, May 30, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
The Inn provides the set for the sixth annual Sonnet Show - theatre based on Shakespeare’s Sonnets, in partnership with the Humber River Shakespeare Company. Tickets are $35, call 416-209-2026 or visit www.humberrivershakespeare.ca

Children's Concert Classics - May 31

Sunday, May 31, 2 to 4 p.m.
Join us for classical music in the Community Room in partnership with Neapolitan Connection. This month features the story of Babar, the Little Elephant. Tours of the museum and refreshments are included in the ticket price. Adults $22 plus tax, children under 12 $12.50 plus tax. Tickets available at http://www.neapolitanconnection.com/.

Great Composers Music Series - June 1

Sunday June 1, 2 to 4 p.m.
Join us for classical music in the Community Room in partnership with Neapolitan Connection. This month it's For the Love of Bach! Featuring Andrew Sords on violin. Tours of the museum and refreshments are included in the ticket price. Adults $22 plus HST, children under 12 $12.50 plus HST. Tickets available at http://www.neapolitanconnection.com/.

A Weekend with Jane Austen - June 6 to 8

Friday to Sunday, June 6 to 8
Save the Date!

Spend a weekend in the world of Pride and Prejudice. This event will introduce you to the food, music, clothing and dance of Lizzy and Darcy and much, much more. Enjoy fascinating lectures, hands-on workshops, and, of course, a ball. Prices and schedule tba. Details at www.JaneAustenDancing.ca

Children's Concert Classics - June 22

Saturday June 22, 2 to 4 p.m.
Join us for classical music in the Community Room in partnership with Neapolitan Connection. This month features Manuele Adrian Mizzi, tenor and Jennifer Schinzel, soprano. Tours of the museum and refreshments are included in the ticket price. Adults $22 plus HST, children under 12 $12.50 plus HST. Tickets available at http://www.neapolitanconnection.com/.

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

 

April Weekends

Saturdays and Sundays
12 to 5 p.m.
April is the month of adventure! Sample baked goodies and go on a scavenger hunt. Share your favorite children's book, and make your story a part of history at the Communities Memories Kiosk. Admission is pay-what-you-wish.

May Weekends

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.

 

Doors Open Toronto - May 24 & 25

Saturday & Sunday, May 24 & 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit the Cornell House and McCowan Log House. Check out what's baking and go on an exciting scavenger hunt.  Prizes for all!  Free Admission.

 

June Weekends

Saturday and Sunday. 12 to 5 p.m. 
Looking for a fun place to kick-off your summer? Scarborough Museum is the perfect choice! Bring Dad here for Father's Day! Admission is Pay What You Can.

Super Fun P.A. Day Camp - Ages 5 to 12 - June 6

Friday, June 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Course Code: 2558964

Scarborough Museum is the boredom buster for P.A. days!  Bake over the open hearth, make crafts, play games, and explore Thomson Memorial Park. Lunch is included. Pre-register online at www.toronto.ca/torontofun or call 416-338-4FUN. $33.50 per child. Extended care 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for an additional $5.30.

 

Canadian, Eh! Canadian Multiculturalism Day - June 27

Thursday, June 27,  6:30 to 9 p.m.
You're invited to Canadian, Eh! at Scarborough Museum in celebration of Canadian Multiculturalism Day! Enjoy live music and entertainment, sweets from around the world, dancing and more! FREE for everyone!

 

Summer Monday FUNday Camp - Ages 5 to 12 - June 30

Monday, June 30, 9 to 4 p.m.

Course Code: 2562690

Scarborough Museum is the boredom buster for P.A. days! Bake over the open hearth, make crafts, play games, and explore Thomson Memorial Park. Lunch is included. Ages 5-12. Pre-register online at www.toronto.ca/torontofun or call 416-338-4FUN.  $ 33.50 per child. Extended care 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for an additional $5.30.

 

 

Immerse yourself in the 1920s at Spadina Museum. Contact us at 416-392-6910 or spadina@toronto.ca

 

It's a Kid's Life - Themed Tour - Starts May 3

Saturday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. May, June, July & August
Fun and games aren't just kid stuff in this fascinating, hands-on tour. Experience the sumptuous world of the Austin children, and all the rules that went with it, and the working class lives of the chauffeur's son and daughter. Live the life of a 1920s and 30s child through toys, games, school lessons and more.

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

Spadina Museum: Toronto's Downton Abbey - Themed Tour - Starts May 4

Sunday at 1 and 2:30 p.m., May, June, July & August
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!

Call Spadina Museum to buy tickets in advance and avoid disappointment.
Adults $10 plus tax, Seniors $7 plus tax.

Mother’s Day Cream Tea - Sold Out

Sunday, May 11. Now Sold Out!
Bring your Mother to Spadina Museum and enjoy a charming cream tea in a beautiful setting. $15 per person plus tax.  Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 416-392-6910, Ext. 305.

 

Doors Open Toronto - May 24 & 25

Saturday and Sunday, May 24 & 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spadina Museum participates in this city-wide celebration of Toronto’s architectural heritage. The theme of this year's Doors Open event is Secrets & Spirits… Exploring the Mysteries Behind the Door.

Admission is FREE.

 

Launch of new Spadina Landscape Tour - May 31

Saturday, May 31, 1 to 3 p.m.
Discover Spadina's Historic Landscape! Join us for the launch our new self-guided audio-visual tour of Spadina's 5.7 acre grounds. The tour includes historical facts and images relating to the local history, geology, archaeology and family history. Today, we will also unveil the reproduction owlery, recreated by a local artist from historic photos. Special guest, Mountsberg Conservation Area's Raptor Centre, will bring live owls for you to meet and will also discuss Birds of Prey. Admission is FREE.

Beginning June 1, the devices for the landscape tour can be rented for $5 plus tax alone or add an additional $2 to regular admission to rent the device and enjoy a tour of the house interiors.

Music in the Orchard! - June 1

Kye Marshall
Sunday June 1, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Spadina’s popular outdoor musical performances return.  Bring a blanket. Bring a picnic.  Bring the whole family.  Pay what you wish.  

An eclectic musician, cellist, Kye Marshall, performs and composes jazz classical and free music. Her compositions have been performed at the Glenn Gould Studios, Harbourfront, the Music Gallery, the Four Seasons Opera House, on TVO and CBC Radio as well as in the US and Austria.

Kye has several CDs to her credit: Standard Time, Say When, Winter's End, In the Moment and Chirascoro.

Coming Up:

June 8:  VentElation is a group of eight wind instrumentalists

June 15:  Ton Beau String Quartet

Music in the Orchard! - June 8

VentElation
Sunday, June 8, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Spadina’s popular outdoor musical performances return.  Bring a blanket. Bring a picnic.  Bring the whole family.  Pay what you wish.  

VentElation is a group of eight wind instrumentalists who arrange their busy lives to share the joy and fulfilment they find in playing music written for "Harmonie," or classic wind band. Their standard octet consists of pairs of Oboes, Clarinets, Bassoons and French horns. Occasionally, they invite selected colleagues on Flute or Contrabassoon to play along. Their music is chosen from the rich repertoire ranging from the era of Mozart up to the present.

Coming Up:

June 15:  Ton Beau String Quartet

 

Music in the Orchard! - June 15

Ton Beau String Quartet
Sunday, June 15, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Spadina’s popular outdoor musical performances return.  Bring a blanket. Bring a picnic.  Bring the whole family.  Pay what you wish.  

The Ton Beau String Quartet was founded in 2010 by four friends studying at the University of Toronto. In their three years together, they have travelled throughout Canada and the USA, presenting concerts as well as educational and outreach programs. They have performed at U of T, the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto (where they are currently Quartet-in-Residence), the Harbourfront Music Garden, Gallery 345, the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall at Wilfrid Laurier University, Stanford University and the Banff Centre.

Gatsby Garden Party - June 22

Sunday, June 22, 12 to 5 p.m.
Step back in time at the Spadina Garden party.  Come in 1920s garb and enjoy live jazz music, dancing,
andcroquet.  Explore our 1920s mansion and help us celebrate our 30th anniversary as a museum. Great prizes for the best costumes. Refreshments available for purchase. Admission is $5 per person.12 years and under are free.

 

 

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

 

Papermill Gallery Exhibitions April to May 4

In the Papermilll Gallery:

Danforth Collegiate April 9 to 20

Bulgarian Artists April 23 to May 4

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday: Noon to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 4:30 pm

Admission is FREE

Earth Day at Todmorden Mills - April 19

Saturday, April 19, 12 to 4 p.m.
Discover what you can do to help the planet! Participate in creating collaborative, environmentally-friendly artwork. Tour the Wildflower Preserve to discover the natural habitats of the Don Valley. Learn about the impact of industrialization on our landscape through a special guided tour of the site. Admission is FREE.

Walking the Don: 200 years of change along the river - Guided Walk - May 3

In partnership with Jane's Walk
Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m.
In the 1790s, the Don valley was wild and unspoiled. Over the next two centuries, the river was harnessed, channeled, polluted, moved, and ignored. Join us for a walk through the Lower Don trail system from Riverdale Park to Todmorden Mills and see how humans have impacted the valley – and how it is being reclaimed as a vital green space at the heart of the city. Meet at St. Matthew's Clubhouse at the south end of Riverdale Park East. FREE.

In the Footsteps of the Taylors - A Guided Walk - May 4

In partnership with Jane's Walk
Sunday May 4, 1 p.m.
The Taylors settled in the Don Valley in the 1830 and soon became one of the most influential families in Toronto, owning three paper mills and founding the Don Valley Brick Works. Join us for a walking tour to explore their contribution to the urban development of East York. Meet at Todmorden Mills. FREE.

Doors Open Toronto - May 24 & 25

Saturday and Sunday,  May 24 & 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry at 4:30 p.m.)
Explore the unique adobe construction of the 1837 Helliwell House, tour the Regency Cottage and the renovated Papermill Gallery and Theatre. Learn more about the 19th-century industrial community of Todmorden which supplied lumber, beer and paper to the growing city of Toronto. Admission is FREE.

Papermill Gallery Exhibitions May 7 to June 1

Exhibitions include:

Don Valley Art Club Spring Art Show and Sale
May 7 to 18
A variety of over 125 original artworks for special gift-giving.The show features a variety of original artworks created in multiple mediums, reflecting a wide range of artistic styles.

CAPIC
May 21 to June 1
For details call Todmorden Mills at 416-396-2819

Amicus Productions presents A Month in the Country, May 1-10

In the Papermill Theatre:

Amicus Productions presents Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country, May 1 to 10

Married to a rich landowner, the beautiful but headstrong Natalya is bored with life. To amuse herself, she keeps neighbour, Mihail, on a string. Then a handsome young student, Aleksey, arrives to tutor her son and sweeps Natalya off her feet. However, Vera, Natalya's ward, also falls for him. How can she divert her young rival? Perhaps marriage to an elderly neighbour? As Natalya's husband begins to suspect that something's afoot, old friend Mikhail comes under scrutiny. A charming, funny and bitter-sweet merry-go-round involving characters in constant pursuit of those they cannot have. Call 416-860-6176 or visit www.amicusproductions.ca for tickets and information.

 

East Side Players present Elizabeth Rex - May 22

East Side Players present Timothy Findlay's Elizabeth Rex
May 22 to June 7

On the eve of her former lover’s execution, Queen Elizabeth I descends to the stable lodgings of Shakespeare’s players. Her arrival provokes the rapier-sharp, indifference of Ned, Shakespeare’s genius performer of women’s roles. In their vitriolic confrontation, the actor, the playwright and the Queen come to startling revelations about sex, identity, humanity, and love. Call 416-425-0917 or visit www.eastsideplayers.ca for tickets and information.

 

The City of Toronto Historic Sites often work in partnership with various organizations to create or curate events that take place at other venues. Below you will find our latest co-operative venture(s).

Journalists and Editors in 19th Century Toronto - A Guided Walk - June 21

In association with Heritage Toronto
Saturday, June 21, 10 to 11:30 am
Explore the history of the men and women who took part in the lively journalism scene in Toronto from 1826 – 1892: their triumphs, feuds and friendships. William Lyon Mackenzie played a central role, inspiring both enemies and imitators. The walk is free, and begins at 160 Frederick Street, just north of Front Street (meet at Heritage Toronto plaque), finishing at Mackenzie House.