Nine Historic Sites in Toronto Free!

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Mackenzie Investments is offering FREE regular admission to nine Toronto History Museums until November 30, 2017.  What a way to celebrate!  Here are the sites: Colborne Lodge “Explore 19th-century innovation and creativity, city building, science, technology and design as exemplified by John Howard at Colborne Lodge.  The site was built in 1837 and is located at the south end of High … Continue reading Nine Historic Sites in Toronto Free!

Toronto Celebrates Canada’s 150th

 Dozens of Canada 150 Celebrations the First Weekend of July and  Beyond Check out the line up of Canada Day celebrations going on in our Toronto.  We love history, walking tours, multiculturalism, food, dance, film, music, of course fireworks and so much more.  The celebrations extend well beyond this one weekend we gather to rejoice in having this amazing place to call home. Where: Throughout … Continue reading Toronto Celebrates Canada’s 150th

Cabbagetown Awaits You

See Architecture and History, Charming Shops and Cafes for All Tastes See the largest collection of Victorian era architecture in North America here in central Toronto. Use this “Map & Tips On Where To Start” which also has a comprehensive list of notable former Cabbagetown people and a self guided walking tour of streets with their homes.  Also visit the historic Riverdale Farm, always free, open 9am to 5pm … Continue reading Cabbagetown Awaits You

60 Seconds of Canadian History

Grab Some Canadian Culture in Heritage Minutes This bilingual Canadian collection, produced by Historica Canada, has 60-second short films depicting a significant person, event or story in Canadian history.  Enjoy learning from all 85 Heritage Minutes episodes. Want to explore Canada a bit deeper? Dig in to the Canadian Encyclopedia. Where: anywhere there is a device with an internet connection. When: tune in whenever you like. Cost: free for … Continue reading 60 Seconds of Canadian History

Story of Individual Excellence for Each Day in Black History Month

Learn about contributions from and accomplishment of the 2.9% of Canadians who are black Here’s how Casey Palmer describes his Tales from the 2.9 Blog— “The Black Canadians Sharing Their Stories in a Digital Age is a project to showcase my fellow Black content creators across the nation in a month that should encourage us to really examine what it means to be Black in Canada and … Continue reading Story of Individual Excellence for Each Day in Black History Month

Visit a Farm in the City

Visit scenic Riverdale Farm’s 7.5 acres with pathways through wooded areas, ponds, and into butterfly-herb-flower-vegetable gardens Riverdale Farm features a historic working farm, scenic pathways, pig and poultry barn, historic Francey Barn, Simpson House, Meeting House, the “Residence” and Old Zoo Ruins. The farm offers programs and activities and a fall festival.  If you are up for more exploring in the neighborhood, stroll through the Victorian architecture of Cabbagetown. Where: 201 Winchester … Continue reading Visit a Farm in the City

Parks Canada Entrance Free in 2017

Enjoy All the National Parks and Historic Sites of Canada!       In honor of Canada’s 150th year, entrance to all national parks and historic sites will be free of entrance fees for everyone in 2017. Where: all national parks and historic sites in all provinces and territories in Canada. When: January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017. Additional free admission begins 2018 onwards … Continue reading Parks Canada Entrance Free in 2017

Get to Really Know Toronto

Walk and Learn ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) walks are lead by knowledgeable guides who know the city’s neighborhoods, history, architecture, arts and cemeteries!  People of all ages including children are welcome.  Whether you live in Toronto or a visiting these tours are sure to provide you with interesting insights and facts about this great city Where:  all start and end points are accessible by public transportation … Continue reading Get to Really Know Toronto

Scarborough Museum

Rural Roots Exposed At the Scarborough Museum and grounds walk in the rural roots of the area in the this property first settled in 1798. Trace the story of two centuries of settlement and life in what is now Scarborough. Where:  1007 Brimley Road, Toronto. When:hours of operation vary by season. Cost: pay-what-you-can  during all hours of operation, except special events. Continue reading Scarborough Museum