Toronto Historic Sites events February 13 to March 12

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

COLBORNE LODGE    South end of High Park on Colborne Lodge Drive

Hours: Friday to Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Limited free parking  416-392-6916


DROP-IN for March Break

Ages 3 & Up

March Break at Colborne Lodge

March 8 to 16, 12:30 to 4 p.m.

Drop in for a tour of the historic house and a children’s activity celebrating the 100th anniversary of a famous High Park landmark. Make it a day in High Park for you and your family! The Lodge is located close to both the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground and the High Park Zoo.

FORT YORK NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE   250 Fort York Blvd. Please note special directions. Click here to get the most up-to-date information on site access during the construction of the new Visitor Centre

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 available.  416-392-6907

Fort York War of 1812 March Break – Families, children ages 3 to 12 years

March 10 to 14, 10 to 3 p.m.

Bring the kids down to the Fort during March Break for some fun-filled activities. Families can learn about Fort York and the War of 1812 through colourful exhibits, costumed education staff, tours and 1812-related activities. Children can dress up, try cooking in the kitchen, practice musket and sword drills like an 1812 soldier or learn about music from the War of 1812. There are lots of timed and ongoing activities to make this a fun and educational day for the whole family. Souvenir guides and audio tours are also available in our Museum Store, which carries a wide selection of souvenirs and books for all ages. No registration required, regular admission applies.

GIBSON HOUSE   5172 Yonge Street. For access details/ directions during the adjacent construction, please visit our webpage

Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Regular admission: Adults $5.48, Seniors/Youth $3.10, Children $2.62 (plus tax)

Limited free parking.  416-395-7432

P.A. Day Camp, Friday, March 7, 9 a.m. to 4:30 pm

Sign your child up for a day filled with crafts, cooking, games and more! Participants make their own lunch in the historic kitchen. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. $30 plus tax per child per day. $10 plus tax for AM or PM extended care, $15 plus tax for both.

Tuesday, March 11 OR Wednesday, March 12 – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ages 7 to 11

March Break Adventures – A One-Day Camp

Imagine a visit to the Gibson’s farmhouse in the late winter of 1851. Children will enjoy making their lunch in the historic kitchen, creating an old-fashioned toy and exploring the life of a child of the nineteenth century. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Hearth cooked lunch included. $30 plus tax per child per day. $10 plus tax for AM or PM extended care, $15 plus tax for both.


Tea and Tour Sundays 

1 to 5 p.m.                                        

There’s a seat for you at the harvest table in the historic kitchen on Sunday afternoons this winter. Relax and have a chat over tea and homemade cookies. Enjoy a tour of this lovely, 1850s farmhouse. Included with regular admission.


“Keeping You In Stitches” – Knitting and Crochet Social

Every Sunday afternoon from 2 pm to 4 pm
Join us in the parlour for a relaxing afternoon of knitting and crocheting. All ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring your own projects from home or try out one of our fun patterns and add something to our #yarnbomb. Extra needles, hooks, corkers, and yarn for practice and experimentation will be available. FREE to participate. Donations are always welcome



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


DROP-IN during March Break

All Ages

March ‘Musements  

March 8 to 16

Mon. to Fri.: 12 to 4 p.m.

Sat. & Sun.: 12 to 5 p.m.

Drop in for some Victorian fun! Typeset your name on the 1845 printing press, make a craft to take home, and have a cookie in the historic kitchen. Regular admission applies.


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.

Tearoom Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.

Regular Admission: Adults $5.71, Seniors/Youth $2.86, Children $1.90 (plus tax)

Free parking   416-394-8113


Thirsty Thursdays

Thursday, February 27, 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 barroom! Montgomery’s Inn. Irish stew, fresh baked bread and live traditional music. Admission is free!  Cash bar, $5 for a bowl of stew, while supplies last.

Solfeggio Music Series at Montgomery’s Inn

Sunday,  March 2, 2 to 4 p.m.

Join us for classical music in the Briarly Room in partnership with Neapolitan Connection. This month features pianist  Anastasia Rizikov. Tours of the museum and refreshments are included in the ticket price. Adults $30 plus tax, children under 12 $12.50 plus tax. Tickets available at


SCARBOROUGH MUSEUM   1007 Brimley Road, just north of Lawrence in Thomson Memorial Park

Hours: Tuesdays, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wed to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Regular admission is pay-what-you-can.  416-338-8807

March Weekends – 12 to 4 p.m.

The March theme is green! Come celebrate everything green at Scarborough Museum.   Admission is Pay What You Can.


DROP IN for March Break Weekends

Saturday & Sunday – 12 to 4 p.m.

Check out family fun activities at Scarborough Museum!  Sample fresh baked treats, join in a scavenger hunt, and try out a simple craft.   Admission is Pay What You Can.

Super Fun P.A. Day Camp – Ages 5 to 12

Friday, March 7  –  9 to 4 p.m.

Course Code: 234598

Scarborough Museum is the boredom buster for P.A. days!  Bake over the open hearth, make crafts, play games, and explore Thomson Memorial Park. Lunch is Included.

Pre-register online at or call 416-338-4FUN. $33  per child. Extended care 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for an additional $5.20.


SPADINA MUSEUM  285 Spadina Road
Hours:  Saturday & Sunday, 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


Dressing for Downton:
Spadina Museum
presents Costumes from Downton Abbey

March 11 to April 13

Spadina is pleased to host a major exhibit of costumes from one of the most popular and critically acclaimed period dramas ever produced – Downton Abbey.  The exhibit features 20 costumes from the production, a selection of dresses and accessories from

the City of Toronto collection of the same era and Downton-themed tours of the restored house. In addition, visitors to Spadina on Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday, may book a Downton-inspired Tea with your exhibit ticket at selected times. Tour Tickets: weekdays: $25 plus tax, Saturday & Sunday: $30 plus tax.  Tea & Tour Tickets: are now sold out.

To purchase tickets visit:



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 $5.31, Seniors/Youth $2.65, Children 6 to12  $1.77 (plus tax)

Children 5 and under free. Free parking    416-396-2819


DROP IN for March Break

March Mania in the Valley!

March 7 to 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m..

Drop in to explore our historic homes and sample tasty treats prepared on the open hearth. Learn about life in 19th-century Toronto. Create a unique take-home craft. Make sure you take a tour of our Wildflower Preserve during your visit. Adults $5.31, Seniors/Youth: $3 Children $2 (plus tax).


In the Papermill Theatre:


East Side Players present

Nude With Violin by Noel Coward

February 20 – March 8

This classic Noel Coward comedy is a light, witty satire of the art establishment. A “great” painter has died, and the family and an esteemed art critic gather for the funeral and will in his Paris apartment. His loyal valet starts to reveal that all may not be as it seemed, with a series of zany characters causing increasing dismay to the family and art critic. Adults $22, students $15. Visit or call 416-425-0917 for tickets and information.


In the Papermill Gallery:

Ontario Society of Artists

February 26 to March 23