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The Museum is open Saturday from 11 am - 5 pm, .and the one Sunday a month (May 27, June 17) from 1-4pm.Also other days for special events. Experience Spring at the cottage.
Victoria Day Tea! One of our most popular events of the year. Teas and scones with whipped cream and jam, elegantly served from a silver salver. Sip your tea from a china cup, sitting at a table covered with a lace cloth, the way Victoria and Albert would have done. Victoria Day, Monday May 21, noon to 4 pm. $7 per person
The Community History Project that manages the Tollkeeper’s Cottage Heritage site also has various collections of materials in its archives focusing on local history, places and people. We have restored and run the cottage museum for 10 years and our not-for-profit; charitable organization is celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year.
The building (Not the Tollkeepers Cottage ) housing our archives has been sold. We now need to move our archive and need your help to locate a space of about 1500 sq. ft. to house our collections.
We are asking our supporters in the heritage community to help us to locate an appropriate space to move to within the next 6 weeks. If you can suggest a location at low or no cost your help will be greatly appreciated. Similarly if you know of a heritage organization who might wish to share a larger space with CHP please consider this possibility. Donations of “banker’s boxes” for packing would be much appreciated.
Please circulate this notice to others whom you feel can assist in our search.
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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