Spadina Museum

Events at Spadina Museum

 Enjoy our 1920s and 30s-themed events!

Contact us at 416-392-6910 or spadina@toronto.ca. Click here for admission prices and hours of operation.

Mother's Day Floral Workshop - May 14

Sunday, May 14, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. OR 2 to 4 p.m.
Treat your Mom to a truly special Mother's Day at Spadina Museum. In this workshop you'll discover the timeless Language of Flowers and design your own fresh floral arrangement where each flower bears a secret message. Take a tour of Spadina, a lavishly decorated 1920s mansion, and enjoy sweet treats in the Sunroom. 1920s attire optional. Not recommended for children under 14. Admission is $30.00 per person, plus tax. Click here to purchase tickets. For more information call (416) 392-6910.

Doors Open Toronto - May 27 & 28

Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Spadina participates in this city-wide celebration of Toronto’s architectural heritage. This year's theme is Fifteen Decades of Canadian Architecture. By looking at our architectural, design and urban planning past, we can more easily look ahead to the next 15 decades. Admission is FREE.

Make a Fascinator Workshop - June 16

Friday, June 16, 7 to 10 p.m.
Get ready for Spadina's Gatsby Garden Party at this hands-on workshop. Create a special fascinator or headpiece to complete your 1920s ensemble. Enjoy a special evening tour of Spadina. Light refreshments. $30 plus tax; pre-registration required. Call 416-392-6910. Ticket link coming soon.

Ongoing Programming and Recurring Events

Yoga at Spadina
Sundays, April 23, May 7 & June 4, 2 p.m.
This class will be led by certified yoga instructor Diane Grundy, who has been practicing yoga and studying yoga philosophy for over 5 years. Diane is a Yoga Alliance Certified (200 hours) instructor, who will be leading the class through a gentle/ beginner level of hatha yoga. Although the class will be at the beginner level, all levels are welcome. It is suggested that participants please bring a mat, towel, and water, and that they arrive at least 10 minutes before the class begins.

Classes are limited to 12 participants, and pre-registration is required, by calling Spadina Museum, at 416-392-6910. Admission for the class is pay-what-you-wish, and monies will be donated to the museum.

Themed Tours: Meet the Austins
Saturdays and Sundays, 12:15 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30, 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.

Spadina Landscape Tour
Discover Spadina's Historic Landscape! Our self-guided audio-visual tour of Spadina's 5.7 acre grounds includes historical facts and images relating to the local history, geology, archaeology and family history. The audio-visual 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. Regular admission rates are Adults $7.96; Seniors/Youth $5.75; Children $4.87 (plus tax).

TO Canada with Love Events

ExpandOur Journey: An Art Map of Canadian Identity - Until December 31

Until December 31
FREE (does not include admission to the restored museum)
Our Journey – An Art Map of Canadian Identity at Spadina Museum is taking shape! And you can help: this collaborative project by Toronto artist Xenia Gonzalez acknowledges our presence on Indigenous land, which is home to many diverse Indigenous people. Come in for a visit and share your stories and be a part of this art project that aims to acknowledge everyone’s place, identities and contributions to Canadian society past and present. This project is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday. 

ExpandMusic in the Orchard - June 4, 11 & 18; July 9 & 16

Sundays, June 4, 11, 18 and July 9 & 16, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Pay What You Wish
Bring your blanket or lawn chair to Spadina Museum and enjoy outdoor musical performances on Sundays in June and July. Every performance is planned with a nod to recognizing the Austin Family's importance to the Toronto music scene as well as trumpet the wealth of musical styles that were prevalent during the 1920s.This year in addition to maintaining the links between the family and the era, the programming will also pay tribute to Canada's 150th anniversary by celebrating our nation's musical diversity. This event is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday.

ExpandGatsby Garden Party - June 24 & 25

Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25, 12 to 5 p.m.
Jay Gatsby would be amused! Come in 1920s garb, enjoy live music, learn how to dance 1920s-style, play a game of croquet and have your picture taken in the Canada 150 Photo Booth. This event is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday.

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, May 9 at 12 noon. Tickets will only be sold online. The ticket link will be posted on this page, as well as on our Facebook event.