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

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

Texture of Good Living!

The Textile Museum of Canada Showcases the Texture of Life Enjoy the vibrant and subtle colors and textures in this outstanding collection at The Textile Museum of Canada. Suitable for all ages. Where: 55 Centre Avenue (Dundas St. W & University Ave., St. Patrick subway) Toronto, Ontario M5G 2H5 When: PWYC (pay what you can) Wednesdays 5pm to 8pm. (Open daily 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Wednesdays 11:00 am – … Continue reading Texture of Good Living!

Aga Khan Museum

Experience the Splendor of Islamic Art and Culture at the Aga Khan Museum. This architectural and cultural jewel is free to you  once every week!  Events calendar shows what special events and exhibits are on offer every day of the month. Where: 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto. When:  free Wednesday evenings, check hours for other days of the week. Cost: free Wednesday, 4pm to 8pm.  Check ticketing for prices … Continue reading Aga Khan Museum

Textile Museum of Canada

Enjoy the texture of life at the Textile Museum of Canada Beads, strings, tapestries and much more are there to take in. Where:  55 Centre Avenue, Toronto. When: open daily 11:00 am – 5:00 pm,Wednesdays 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. Cost: PWYC (pay what you can) Wednesdays 5-8pm.  Link to admission prices for other days and times. Continue reading Textile Museum of Canada

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