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Summer hours! The Museum is now open every Saturday from 11 am - 5 pm, and the occasional Sunday from 1-4pm..Also other days for special events.
Davenportage 2017 is SUNDAY, October 22.. Join us at the cottage to see the portagers pass by with Canoes in the early afternoon.. We will be serving pea soup to them. We expect them between 2 and 3 pm - it's hard to be precise when half a dozen canoes are involved. It's quite a sight! You might like to see it - and have some soup!
Join us at EcoFair at the Barns 601 Christie on Sunday Nov 5 from 11am to 4pm.. We will have 2 booths at this EcoFair : an interactive one where we will show children how to make thaumatropes, and show adults and children how to make mini rag rugs. (This skill can be extended to making full size ones at home!)
We will also have a regular booth where we will advertise the Cottage and sell our booklets and knitwhere (and where you can obtain a membership) .
Many environmentally friendly groups will be there
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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 and a virtual tour of the Cottage