Spadina Museum: Historic House and Gardens

285 Spadina Rd.
Toronto, ON M5R 2V5- Map It
(416) 392-6910

AAA Editor Notes

Spadina Museum: Historic House and Gardens, next to Casa Loma at 285 Spadina Rd., was built in 1866 and is furnished with original pieces and artifacts illustrating life here in the 1920s and 1930s. A 15-minute video presentation precedes a guided tour of the house that was home to three generations of the prosperous Austin family. The tour provides insights into area history, the home's furnishings and those who lived there. Self-guiding tours of the 6-acre grounds include rose gardens, the English Flower Garden, Beehive Gateway and a grape arbor. Cooking demonstrations are featured in the Edwardian kitchen. Special events are offered throughout the year. Guided garden tours are available in summer; phone for schedule. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Jan. 2 to mid-Nov. $7.96; $5.75 (ages 13-18 and 65+); $4.87 (ages 6-12). Rest of year $8.85; $7.08 (ages 13-18 and 65+); $5.75 (ages 6-12). Gardens free when in season. Admission may increase during the holidays and special events.
Hours: Tues.-Sun. and Mon. holidays noon-5, Apr. 1-Labour Day; Tues.-Fri. noon-4, Sat.-Sun. and Mon. holidays noon-5, day after Labour Day-Jan. 4; Sat.-Sun. noon-5, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Good Friday, Christmas and day after Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.