The City of Toronto Historic Sites Events May 19 to June 1

Ilena Aldini-Messina —

The City of Toronto Historic Sites present several events in May & June that provide enriching entertainment for all ages while connecting visitors to Toronto’s rich history. Visit www.toronto.ca/museum-events for more information.

COLBORNE LODGE South end of High Park on Colborne Lodge Drive

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Limited free parking clodge@toronto.ca 416-392-6916

Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf

Saturday and Sunday, May 28 & 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tours every twenty minutes, last tour at 4:30 pm.
Colborne Lodge participates in this city-wide celebration of Toronto’s architectural heritage. Admission is FREE.

FORT YORK NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 250 Fort York Blvd.
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 temporarily unavailable. fortyork@toronto.ca 416-392-6907

World Fiddle Day
Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fiddles at the Fort! Fort York welcomes World Fiddle Day. Visit http://worldfiddledaytoronto.ca for details and practice sessions at Long & McQuade.

Victoria Day @ Fort York
Monday, May 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What better way to celebrate Victoria Day than to visit the birthplace of Toronto?
Take tours, see demonstrations of English country dancing as well as Georgian-era cooking techniques in one of the oldest kitchens in Toronto! Kids enjoy activities such as soldier’s drill. Adults: $7.96, Seniors /Youth: $4.87, Children (6-12yrs): $3.76 (plus tax). Children 5 and under are free

Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf
Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fort York opens 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.

Two Centuries of Firepower: Artillery Day at Fort York National Historic Site in conjunction with the Doors Open Toronto activities
Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2 p.m.: 125th Anniversary Tattoo – 48th Highlanders of Canada
Join us for Artillery Day at Fort York and see displays of historic and modern guns from the 2nd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (Petawawa, Ontario), the 7th Toronto Regiment (Royal Canadian Artillery) along with Fort York’s own on-site collection of original garrison guns from the War of 1812 and Victorian eras. Demonstrations, presentations and firing through the day. At 2 p.m., thrill to the 125th Anniversary Tattoo – 48th Highlanders of Canada. See pipes, drums and History on Parade. The Fort is also participating in Doors Open Toronto, the City’s annual celebration of history and architecture. In addition to the Artillery Day programming, enjoy special tours of some of Toronto’s oldest and original War of 1812 buildings. Admission is FREE.

GIBSON HOUSE 5172 Yonge Street, at Park Home Avenue
Limited free parking on site; nearby paid underground and street level parking.
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m., Thursday: 1 to 8 p.m.
Regular admission: Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children $2.65 (plus tax)
gibsonhouse@toronto.ca 416-395-7432

Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf
Saturday and Sunday, May 28 & 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Gibson House Museum participates in this city-wide celebration of Toronto’s architectural heritage with self-guided tours through the historic house, some behind-the-scenes access to artifact storage areas and an opportunity to learn how the museum documents, conserves and manages its collection of artifacts. The 2016 theme is Re-used, Re-visited and Revised¬. Admission is FREE.

Neighbours: The Gibson Family and their Community
June 1 to Fall 2016
The Gibson Family lived in Willowdale, one of many small farming communities that grew to become part of modern day Toronto. Meet the Gibsons’ neighbours and explore how these communities developed in the 19th century and beyond.
HISTORIC ZION SCHOOLHOUSE 1091 Finch Avenue East (East of Leslie)
Limited free accessible parking available behind the Schoolhouse; street parking also available. Take Trudy Road south off Finch to Angus Drive.
Accessible by TTC via #39 Finch Avenue East bus from TTC Finch station.
zionschool@toronto.ca 416-395-7432

Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf
Saturday and Sunday, May 28 & 29, 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 that is not usually open to the public. Find out what it was like to go to school when the area was primarily a farming community. The 2016 theme is Re-used, Re-visited and Revised. Admission is FREE.

MACKENZIE HOUSE 82 Bond Street
Hours: Tuesday to 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. machouse@toronto.ca 416-392-6915

Ordinary Weather: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography by Nathan Cyprus
Continues until September 22, Noon to 5 pm.
Part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival
There is a sense of wonder in our surroundings that seems to only truly manifest itself when we become tourists in an unfamiliar landscape. In Ordinary Weather, emerging photographer Nathan Cyprus questions this lack of wonder in our everyday surroundings. Setting out to explore Toronto by bicycle, he finds a city in transition and discovers the awareness which he sought, but is so often ignored, is in actuality ever available. Regular admission applies.

Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf
Saturday and Sunday, May 28 & 29, 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. Admission is FREE.
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. marketgallery@toronto.ca

Tunnel Vision: The Story of Toronto’s Subway
An exhibition of photographs, maps, plans and artifacts
Continues until June 11, 2016
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.

Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf
Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last Admission: 3 p.m.
(Closed Sunday)
The Market Gallery participates in this city-wide celebration of Toronto’s architectural heritage. There will be a special St. Lawrence Neighbourhood and market history presentation with behind-the-scenes tour of the art vault, starting every hour on the hour, throughout the day. Admission is FREE.
MONTGOMERY’S INN 4709 Dundas Street West at Islington Avenue
Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 1 to 5 p.m., Closed Mondays & Holidays.
Regular Admission: Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children $2.65 (plus tax)
Free parking montinn@toronto.ca 416-394-8113

Montgomery’s Inn Farmers Market Spring Season OPENING DAY
Wednesday, May 25, 2 to 6 pm.
Celebrate the start of the outdoor season with all your favorite vendors, plus some great new ones! Enjoy live music & our freshly landscaped picnic area.

Art Exhibition in the Community Room and Briarly Room
Dale Reid Solo Exhibition: Transcending Medium
Part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival
May 3 to 28
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Artist website: http://www.dalemreidphotography.com/

Victoria Day Tea and Tour
Sunday, May 22, 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. $7 plus tax per person.

Thirsty Thursday Tavern Night
Thursday, May 26, 7 to 10 p.m.
The last Thursday of every month is Thirsty Thursday Tavern night at the Inn. Enjoy a glass of beer, wine, or a Thomas Montgomery specialty in our restored 1847 bar room! Irish stew, fresh baked bread and live traditional music. Cash bar, $5 for a bowl of stew, while supplies last. Admission is pay-what-you-can!

The Sonnet Show
Friday, May 27, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
The Inn provides the set for the eighth annual “Sonnet Show” – 5 new plays, each inspired by a unique Shakespearean sonnet. Presented by Humber River Shakespeare Company. Tickets are $35, call 888-993-HRSC (4772) or visit www.humberrivershakespeare.ca

Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf
Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29, 12 to 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate this architectural urban adventure with free admission to the museum. Hourly trolley tours of the Islington Village Murals courtesy of the Islington Village BIA. Admission is FREE.

My Journey to Canada – An Exhibition
June 1 to 15
Opening reception: Wednesday, June 1, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Montgomery’s Inn and Islington Junior Middle School have partnered on a creative project! Come celebrate with the ESL class as they share their stories and artwork about the places they have come from and their journey’s to Canada.

SCARBOROUGH MUSEUM 1007 Brimley Road, just north of Lawrence in Thomson Memorial Park
Hours: Wednesdays, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Regular admission is pay-what-you-can. shm@toronto.ca 416-338-8807

May Weekends – 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 Community Memories Kiosk.
Admission is Pay What You Can.

Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf
May 28 & 29, 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! Admission is FREE.

SPADINA MUSEUM 285 Spadina Road
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday and Holiday Mondays, 12 to 5 p.m. 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. Paid parking next door at Casa Loma
416-392-6910 spadina@toronto.ca

Victoria Day Weekend
Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Monday, Noon to 5 p.m.
Meet the Austins Tours
12:15 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 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.

Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf
Saturday and Sunday, May 28 & 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Spadina participates in this city-wide celebration of Toronto’s architectural heritage. Admission is FREE.

TODMORDEN MILLS HERITAGE SITE
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 todmorden@toronto.ca 416-396-2819

Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf
Saturday May 28 and Sunday May 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry at 4:30 p.m.)
Tour the grounds and learn about the rich history of Todmorden Mills and the surrounding Don Valley. Daily tours of the Wildflower Preserve will explore the varied habitats that have been re-created by the Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve Volunteer Committee. Guided tours of the Papermill Theatre will be offered on Saturday. Admission is FREE.

In the Papermill Gallery:

Dana Bentley
May 18 to June 12

In the Papermill Theatre:

East Side Players present Bill McIlwraith’s

The Anniversary
May 19 to June 4
Since Dad died, Mum has carried on the family business and profits have increased two-fold. Keeping a tight rein on her three sons, Mum’s plans for an anniversary celebration (despite her late husband’s absence) bring out rebellion among the sons and her long-held reign is ended at last.
For tickets, please call 416- 425-0917 or visit http://www.eastsideplayers.ca.

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