The City of Toronto Historic Sites Events April 7-20

Ilena Aldini-Messina —

The City of Toronto Historic Sites present several events in April that provide enriching entertainment for all ages while connecting visitors to Toronto’s rich history. Visit for more information.



Hours: Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday & Sunday:  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Regular Admission: Adults $7.96, Seniors/Youth $4.87, Children $3.76 (plus tax)

Children 5 years and under are free. On-site parking is temporarily unavailable.  416-392-6907

Cooking with Hannah Glasse

Sunday, April 10, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Before Martha Stewart, and Julia Child, even before Mrs. Beeton, Hannah Glasse was the best known British cookery writer of the 18th century. Multiple editions of her cookbooks were best sellers for nearly 100 years. Using recipes from The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy (1747) and The Complete Confectioner (1760) you will learn to create a menu from roast to pudding.

Meet in the 1826 Officers’ Mess Kitchen. Lunch and Recipe packages are included.

$75 plus HST.  Pre-registration and payment are required.

To register please call 416-392-7484.



Hours: Saturday & Sunday: 12 to 5 p.m.

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

Children (4 and under): Free.  416-392-6915

April is Print Month

Sundays, 12 to 5 p.m.

Mackenzie House presents Print Month. Every weekend participate in a different print activity in our recreated print shop.  Included with regular admission.

April 3 Choose a design and print a seed packet on the 1845 press.

April 10 This weekend marks the 178th anniversary of the executions of Samuel Lount and Peter Matthews, friends of Mackenzie, for their participation in the 1837 Rebellion.  Print a copy of the Proclamation that offered £500 for Lount and Matthews and £1000 for Mackenzie.

April 17 Choose an image from our collection and print a post card as a souvenir of your visit.

April 24 Using the 1845 press, print a poster you design.

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

Print a Poster Workshop

Wednesday, April 13, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

In partnership with Graven Feather Studio, Mackenzie House presents a workshop where participants will learn about early printing in Toronto, and design and print their own poster on a 1850s Washington Press.  $65 plus tax per person. Only 6 people per workshop.

Journal Making Workshop

Wednesday, April 20, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Join Carolyn Eady of Sprouts Press at Mackenzie House for an evening of book and paper fun!  Learn how to craft your own, hand bound, soft cover journal.  Then use the 1850s press to print the cover of your book.  This workshop will introduce you to the tools of the trade, material and techniques to make a soft cover book.  All supplies are included.  Everyone will leave with a finished product.

$45 plus tax per person. Only 12 participants per workshop.


THE MARKET GALLERY 2nd Floor, South St. Lawrence Market, 95 Front Street East

Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sunday & Monday. Paid parking in the area. 416-392-7604.

Tunnel Vision: The Story of Toronto’s Subway

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.



Bottom of Pottery Road, East of Bayview Avenue, West of Broadview Avenue

Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 12 to 4:30 p.m.

Regular Admission: Adults $6.19 Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children 6 to 12  $2.65 (plus tax). Children 5 and under free. Free parking   416-396-2819

P.A. Day Family Fun!

Friday, April 15, 12 to 4 p.m.

Drop in for family fun! Join us for a special spring craft and a guided tour of our historic homes. Regular admission applies.

Harbingers of Spring in the Valley – A Guided Outdoor Walk

Sunday, April 17, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

From skunk cabbage to red-winged blackbirds, signs of spring abound in the valley! Refreshments provided after the walk. Adults: $7.08; Youth/Seniors: $4.42 Children: $3.76 (plus tax)

In the Papermill Gallery:

The Willowdale Group of Artists

68th Annual Spring Juried Art Show

April 6 to 17

Opening Reception: Sunday April 10, 2 to 4 p.m.
One of Toronto’s oldest, active art groups, is celebrating the onset of spring with a juried show featuring works painted by some of Toronto’s finest amateur and professional artists. For many years, the Willowdale Group of Artists has awarded an endowment to deserving students enrolled in the arts program at York University. The winner of the 2016-2017 WGA Endowment Award will be introduced to the group of patrons and guests at the opening reception.

Danforth CTI Visual Arts presents