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.

TO Canada with Love - Our 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. 

1920s Party Games Night - Ages 18 & Up - March 31

1920s Party Games Night
Friday, March 31, 7 to 10 p.m.

Recommended for ages 18 and up

The 1920s found an increasing number of people with more leisure time on their hands. Popular parlour games and newly available board games served to provide groups of friends and family with hours of home entertainment.

These amusements often involved games of logic, word play, creativity and just plain silliness, requiring equipment that could commonly be found around the house.

Join museum staff to learn, and try your hand at, an assortment of classic games including "Throwing the Smile," "Consequences," "The Talking Board," "Spoons," and more! Following the fun and games, enjoy period inspired refreshments and a walk through Spadina Museum.

$25 plus tax. Pre-registration required, call 416-392-6910.

Meet the Austins - Themed Tours - Saturdays & Sundays

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.

Yoga at Spadina - March 12 & 26

Sundays, March 12 and 26, 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.

"Hello Dali" - A Surrealist Collage Workshop - April 28

Friday, April 28, 7 to 10 p.m.
Create a collage in the spirit of the 1920s Surrealists at Spadina Museum. Join us for an evening of creative exploration and come away with a finished 12"x12" collage inspired by the 1920s Surrealists and your own imagination. After the workshop enjoy an evening tour of Spadina Museum followed by light refreshments. All materials supplied. Recommended for ages 18 and up. $30.00 plus tax; pre-registration required. Call 416-392-6910.

TO Canada with Love - Music in the Orchard - June 4, 11 & 18; July 9 & 16

Saturdays, 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.

TO Canada with Love - Canada 150 Photobooth at the Gatsby Garden Party - June 24 & 25

Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25, 12 to 5 p.m.
Included with admission to the Gatsby Garden Party ($10 plus HST)

Gatsby's celebrating Canada 150! As part of the 2017 Gatsby Garden Party, have your picture taken in the Canada 150 Photo Booth. Write your answer to a question like What Canada Means to Me or Why I am Glad to be Canadian. Your photo will be edited into one of three 1 minute, 30 second videos to be posted on YouTube on Canada Day. Jay Gatsby would be amused! Inlcuded with admission to the Gatsby Garden Party. 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.