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Spadina Museum

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Great piece of Toronto history

Located in the shadow of Casa Loma this museum doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves. A... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shep404
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Toronto, Canada
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Beautiful Grounds

Worth a visit in the summer if you are in the area. Very beautiful gardens. Serenity at its best... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2019
Antonia S
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Toronto, Canada
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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...more
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285 Spadina Rd, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2V5, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the shadow of Casa Loma this museum doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves. A beautiful home full of artifacts from a bygone era. It is also nice to be able to take everything in without having to commit a full day;...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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SpadinaMuseum, Program Officer at Spadina Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. In April the birds will be singing, flowers sprouting and trees budding. Visitors are also welcome to spend time in our 5.6 acres with lawns, gardens, orchard, grape arbor and shady nooks.

Reviewed 8 February 2019

Worth a visit in the summer if you are in the area. Very beautiful gardens. Serenity at its best! Easily accessible. Steps away from Casa Loma.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Antonia S
SpadinaMuseum, Program Officer at Spadina Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. We are pleased to be rated highly on the accessibility and serenity scales!

Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

I did enjoy my visit and was worth spending a few hours exploring . I am unsure if I will come.agajnMore

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MikeINtoronto3019
SpadinaMuseum, Program Officer at Spadina Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2019

Thank you for you review. Here are some upcoming events to tempt you to return. There are a few tickets available for our Valentine Concert and some spaces in our Sunday Yoga sessions. In the Spring we have two guaranteed treats, the gardens will burst...More

Reviewed 14 January 2019

A small "museum" housed within the Spadina Museum and adjacent to Casa Loma. A bit on the shabby side and it feels like a community project. The space outside is beautiful and has been used for community festivals. It's often a school trip destination when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Visited this house today and it has a very beautiful and interesting story. Must cost while in Toronto.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

we found this enchanting historical home and gardens by chance after visiting the Casa Loma,Spadina is more like going back in Toronto history than a Museum tour, it was a family home with family history and there way of living,we found it very enchanting and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John G
SpadinaMuseum, program officer at Spadina Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Having the original objects and copies of the actual wallpaper and carpet designs in the house, we aspire to looking like the family just stepped out of the home. We are blessed that the family's composition is enchanting for so...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018

Even in late September the grounds are still very beautiful. Many flowers and plants are still flowering. The Frankie Drake special exhibit is good. As always, the tour of the house is fascinating. They now have the third floor open as part of the tour...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank FuzzyBeaver
SpadinaMuseum, Program Officer at Spadina Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We try to be like the best snapshots, to bare close examination on first visit and with repeat viewings.

Reviewed 29 August 2018

Visited Spadina Museum for an hour long guided tour. That's the only way to see this place and each tour starts at the beginning of every hour so do check schedules before planning your trip. The museum is easily accessible by the TTC though do...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Rabia J
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Our docent was very knowledgeable and super excited to share this place and its colorful history. Get there early so that you can spend some time exploring the grounds.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

We decided to tour the Spadina Museum instead of Casa Loma since we were tight on time, and could not have been more pleased. This is a museum, but so much more. The house is full of the actual pieces that were in this home...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from conniel726 | Reviewed this property |
the fee is ultra cheap for this little museum - $6.50 for adults!!! I think there is student fee, not sure. 😆
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