Spadina Museum

Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens

It's the time when Toronto experienced increased immigration, the vote for women, the stock market crash, prohibition and the introduction of public health and welfare.

It's also the time of the Charleston craze, tabloid journalism, new technology and more. And it can all be seen, heard, felt and lived at Spadina Museum - Toronto's only museum to represent the 1920s and 30s, a transformative period that dramatically changed the City.

For over a century, Spadina was home to three generations of the Austin family. Opened in 1984, it is one of 10 historic sites operated by the City of Toronto. Spadina Museum completed an extensive interior restoration in 2010, bringing the house back into the twentieth century. Visitors may view what the house looked like during those years through artifacts, furnishings and reproduced and original decor or explore the estate's six acres of restored 1905 gardens. 

Today, Spadina Museum interprets the interwar period through a rich slate of guided tours, school programs, special events, changing exhibits, lectures and workshops. Spadina Museum is one of 10 historic museums operated by the City of Toronto. Toronto's Historic Sites engage visitors, inspire passion, challenge ideas and connect the past to the present.

SPECIAL NOTICE ABOUT TRAFFIC FLOW: Please see the "Plan Your Visit" page for traffic information that affects your visit to Spadina Museum

Please note:  Site Closure Notice - Friday, September 19
Spadina Museum is closed this afternoon as we are participating in the opening of the new Visitor Centre at Fort York National Historic Site. This is a public event (from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.) Please join us there at 250 Fort York Blvd.!

We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.

History of Spadina Museum

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About Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens

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Events

Don't miss the Dressing for Downton tours this month!

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Kids

Children enjoy the birthday parties and summer camps at Spadina Museum.

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Facility Rentals

Have your wedding or other special occasion on the terrace and beautiful lawns and gardens of Spadina Museum.

Education

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School Programs

The City of Toronto Historic Sites 

  • Have a wide array of dynamic learning opportunities
  • Have programs that support the Ontario curriculum for Primary and Secondary schools
  • Offer young people the opportunity to develop their powers of analysis, understanding and imagination