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The Museum is open every Saturday from 11 am - 4 pm, and the occasional Sunday from 1-4pm..Also other days for special events.
Mending in March! Come in on any Saturday in March between 11 and 4 and we will show you how to make your favourite clothes last longer by
-fixing a moth hole
-turning a collar
-patching an elbow
-mending a frayed edge
-darning a sock
We will help you or, if absolutely necessary, do it for you! By donation. Or we can teach you to knit or crochet, to make yourself something new and unique. The tollkeepers did not have access to plentiful cheap imported clothing, so they knew how to get the most out of any garment. Learn their skill set!
Learn to knit or crochet Young or old, you can learn this creative and relaxing skill.
St. Patrick's Tea
St Patrick’s Tea with Irish soda bread on Saturday, March 18, 11 am to 4 pm. (The day after St. Paddy’s Day, but worth waiting for!) $7 for tea, soda bread with butter and marmalade, and a tour of the Cottage. A few hand-knit shamrocks will be available, too.
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The oldest structure
of its kind in Canada - now
a museum about tolls, roads,
and nineteenth century life
owned, restored and operated
Community History Project
(now a charitable organization).
Located at the corner of
Bathurst St. and Davenport Rd.
in The Tollkeeper's Park.
Community groups can use the space for meetings also
Look for the Blue Canoe near our commemorative birch trees. Thanks to the wonderful people at City of Toronto Parks Department, the David Suzuki Foundation, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit for making this possible.
Educational class tours (in English
or Educational adult tours can be arranged. (teachers and administrators may wish to print out the brochures referenced)
There are gift-type items for sale at the museum such as: maple syrup, books on local history, hand-made pure soap, apple syrup and apple butter, and other recipe collections.
We have Tollkeeper's Cottage Tee shirts for sale
We have just started selling hand-made dolls' clothes suitable for American Girl and other 18 inch dolls.
Watch yarn being spun by a spinner in period dress! Volunteers wanted
See a video tour of the Cottage