Spadina Historic House and Garden 

(Spadina Museum)

285 Spadina Rd.
at: Davenport Rd.
Toronto M5R 2V5
(416) 392-6910

Tue -Sun 12:00pm- 5:00pm

Admission: Adults $5; Seniors and youth $3.25; Children $3


Spadina House is located 5 minutes' walk east of The French Connection.


In 1866, businessman and financier James Austin began construction on a home for himself, his wife and their five children. When he bought the property, the existing house was a summer residence that had stood there since 1836. The house he built has undergone four major building expansions since 1898.

Today, the house is operated year-round by the City of Toronto Culture Division. Exhibits, original materials and demonstrations give visitors a taste of four generations of Austins who have lived there. The six-acre historic garden is home to more than 300 varieties of flowers and vegetables in what has been voted the "best outdoor venue" in Toronto Special Events magazine. The Victorian and Edwardian gardens make a lovely location for photo and film shoots, weddings, corporate events and other special events.--Desina Van


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