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Spadina Museum

285 Spadina Rd, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2V5, Canada
+1 416-392-6910
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Definitely an overlooked spot which doesn't have the clout our grandeur of Casa Loma yet it offer an insight into the hi

I found this more interesting, in many ways, than Casa Loma across the street. The tour is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Avinash J
Clifton, New Jersey
Spadina a contrast to Casa Loma in style

Spadina is a arrow flight from Casa Loma but a world apart in style. Casa Loma is jammed with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John G
Greeley, Colorado
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The years between the two Great Wars, when Toronto experienced increased immigration, the vote for women, the stock market crash, prohibition and the introduction of public health and welfare. It's also the time of the Charleston craze, tabloid journalism, new technology and more. And it can all be seen, heard, felt and lived at Spadina Museum - Toronto's only museum to represent the 1920s and 30s, a transformative period that dramatically changed the City. For over a century, Spadina was home to three generations of the Austin family. Opened in 1984, it is one of 10 historic sites operated by the City of Toronto. Spadina Museum completed an extensive interior restoration in 2010, bringing the house back into the twentieth century. Visitors may view what the house looked like during those years through artifacts, furnishings and reproduced and original decor or explore the estate's six acres of restored 1905 gardens. Today, Spadina Museum interprets the interwar period through a rich slate of guided tours, school programs, special events, changing exhibits, lectures and workshops. Spadina Museum is one of 10 historic museums operated by the City of Toronto. Toronto's Historic Sites engage visitors, inspire passion, challenge ideas and connect the past to the present.
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285 Spadina Rd, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2V5, Canada
+1 416-392-6910
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this more interesting, in many ways, than Casa Loma across the street. The tour is conducted by a docent, and the objects in the house are original to the Austin family who built it over the foundation of an early nineteenth century farmhouse....More

Thank Avinash J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spadina is a arrow flight from Casa Loma but a world apart in style. Casa Loma is jammed with people and you are listening to an audio guide. Spadina is based upon house tours where the guide explains the family history and how the house...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Spadina House Museum is a really cool place to visit. It is like a miniature estate. The tour was really informative and interesting. It may not be something a tourist would find fascinating, but for locals who have the time, I really suggest visiting.

Thank TimHtrvrllr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to casa loma countless times but this is the first time being in Spadina Museum. When I ask around, barely anyone knows about it. On the outside it is not as elaborate as the castle, but it is a beautiful house and...More

Thank susantravelbug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An accurate rating would be like 3.6. Went during the time certain landmarks in toronto were free to check out. Not sure about the entrance fee(if any). Interesting place id say. Located next to Casa Loma, you can get a nice view of the city...More

Thank Varun V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spadina House is a gem for anyone interested in 19th century & 20th century history. The house gives us an ideal of how a wealthy family lived in the late 19th & early 20th century. It is furnished with authentic objects belonging to the family...More

Thank Tess V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must-see for anyone interested in the 1920's era. The house has been restored to how it was in the 1920's, and everything is authentic, all owned by the family that lived there up til the mid-80's, and it's stunning! Access is by tour only,...More

Thank lisaspecht
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Spedina house is by guided tour only. We got there after one started and the wait was about another 45' so we walked the lovely garden and did not get to see the home. Be sure to find out the guided tour schedule prior to...More

1  Thank SymnCwl
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

With our ten year-old and five year-old, we ventured into this warm, gracious mansion full of fragile, elegant curiosities -- for a one hour tour. Far from cringing at the prospect of keeping little hands away from teacups, our guide Doug welcomed us and engaged...More

Thank AngelaProsciu
SpadinaMuseum, program officer at Spadina Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Angela for your feedback. Our staff are pleased to encourage positive interactions within all of our tours. We look forward to your return to Spadina.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

On Canada Day ... Happy 150th Canada, my friend and I attended a community celebration at Spadina Museum/House which was a super surprise and pleasure! I had no idea of it's existence as the next door Casa Loma may over shadow its existence. This is...More

1  Thank memelarooo
SpadinaMuseum, Program Officer at Spadina Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. Canada Day is a significant day for us, as it was when the Austins watched the fireworks at Queens Park from this property, July 1st 1867. We look forward to your return.

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buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden
arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel
from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of
the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools,
jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill
Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and
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