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Spadina Museum

285 Spadina Rd, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2V5, Canada
+1 416-392-6910
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Spandina Museum, July 2018

Loved the Spandina Museum. The grounds were amazing with the biggest trees. I just loved the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
darlenevanwyck
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Owen Sound, Canada
TIMELESS and rather FAMOUS

This gorgeous mansion has been featured in many films and on TV shows and commercials. It's a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jaymzbee
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Toronto, Ontario, 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 journalism, new technology and more. And it can all be seen, heard, felt and lived at Spadina Museum - Toronto's only museum to represent the 1920s and 30s, a transformative period that dramatically changed the City. For over a century, Spadina was home to three generations of the Austin family. Opened in 1984, it is one of 10 historic sites operated by the City of Toronto. Spadina Museum completed an extensive interior restoration in 2010, bringing the house back into the twentieth century. Visitors may view what the house looked like during those years through artifacts, furnishings and reproduced and original decor or explore the estate's six acres of restored 1905 gardens. Today, Spadina Museum interprets the interwar period through a rich slate of guided tours, school programs, special events, changing exhibits, lectures and workshops. Spadina Museum is one of 10 historic museums operated by the City of Toronto. Toronto's Historic Sites engage visitors, inspire passion, challenge ideas and connect the past to the present.
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285 Spadina Rd, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2V5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the Spandina Museum. The grounds were amazing with the biggest trees. I just loved the buildings and the history behind it. Great tour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This gorgeous mansion has been featured in many films and on TV shows and commercials. It's a fairly quick tour but one worth taking.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the discounted rate for the same day as Casa Loma, quirky house with helpful staff, and nice grounds. Very interesting family story as well.

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Reviewed June 8, 2018

Ended up coming here after attempting to go to casa loma next-door which was closed to the public for an event, so glad I did! The tour was great and the lady that hosted it was very informative and knowledgable, inside the house is lovely...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Have been a few times to Spadina Museum. Am always impressed by the attention to detail, and the knowledge and enthusiasm of the guides. Every time I go I learn something new! Also the gardens are beautiful. It also costs much less than Casa Loma...More

Thank Laura S
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SpadinaMuseum, Program Officer at Spadina Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

Hello Laura, thank you for your review of our site and guides. Enthusiastic returning visitors are what we strive for. Cheers

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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Spadina House, near Casa Loma is a beautifully maintained home, furnished in 1920's style, and surrounded by a large garden. We were very impressed by the welcoming and knowledgeable guides. Most people would get to the museum by subway (Dupont Station). Exit station and walk...More

Thank Francestravels
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SpadinaMuseum, Program Officer at Spadina Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

Hello and thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed yourself. all the best from the team.

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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Especially in comparison to Casa Loma, where they’ve decorated “in the style of” this was cool to see original furnishings. I loved the wallpaper and seeing the old telephones.More

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SpadinaMuseum, Program Officer at Spadina Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2018

Thank you for the review. Many historic houses are fortunate in being able to gather a rich collection of material appropriate to their home. We feel privileged to have a home full of the actual objects that were here in the 1920s and 30s and...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

This little gem is amazing! Guided tour! Knowledgeable staff and able to share lots of information about the family who lived in this home. For a SMALL fee of $10 CDN will wander the halls of this great Toronto home! Casa Loma was VERY disappointing...More

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SpadinaMuseum, Program Officer at Spadina Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

Thank you for sharing your review. It is wonderful to have a house full of objects original to the home and a staff that can share the many stories of life in Toronto in the 1920s and 30s. Check the City of Toronto Museums website...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2018

The Spadina Museum is a late nineteenth century house that formerly belonged to a high profile Toronto family. It is operated by the City of Toronto. It is adjacent to the bigger and flashier Casa Loma mansion. But it is well worth a visit. Spadina...More

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Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

A great hour long guided tour showing an inside look at the Austin family during the roaring 20s. Beautiful house with all original artifacts . A must see while in Toronto and IMHO a better tour than it’s more famous neighbor Casa Loma. Park on...More

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Response from Connie L | 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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