Black Creek Pioneer village, Toronto
A reconstruction of Toronto's pioneer history. It is a complete reconstruction of life for the first British subjects who lived in Toronto. Though interesting, I am sure glad I don't live in that century!
- Steeles ave between Jane & Keele, turn to Murray Ross Parkway
-from the Finch subway station using the Steeles 60 West or Jane 35 routes
Black Creek Pioneer Village
Many tourists will miss Black Creek Pioneer Village because it's not in the downtown core. Still located in Toronto, but a bit more north west, Black Creek Pioneer Village captures life before our city evolved into the concrete jungle it is today.
BCPV is a re-created village with buildings dating to the 1800s, and staff and volunteers that share with you what life was like back in those days.
If you're interested in this time period or if you have kids and want to give them a bit of an educational daytrip, Black Creek is an excellent destination.
Visit http://www.trca.on.ca/bcpv.html for more info.
Black Creek Pioneer Village was my first pioneer village and I do hope to succeed in explaining this without sounding arrogant or offensive... for an Italian the 1860's life which here is re-created isn't so ancient history like in Canada or in the States where is the beginning of the settlement and as I live in the house which belonged to a granparent, you can still find in it something of this same period... so in spite I have always enjoyed similar heritage projects and their costumed staff, I couldn't avoid thinking that I could almost turn my house in a pioneer village with an entrance ticket :-P... from this a little bit irriverent thought the reason why I have always called any of these places a pioneer village ;-)... but I honestly enjoy them and it was the first of a series during my future trips overseas and this time I enjoyed for sure the Thanksgiving menu I could eat in the restaurant of the village, also plunged in the atmosphere of the 19th century... and here are my courses: butternut squash and fennel soup with sour cream and chives, grilled pepper and zucchini salad with vinaigrette, traditional roast ontario turkey served with corn stuffing and gravy, vichy carrots, mixed string beans, roasted chateau potatoes and cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie with whipped cream and coffee... I'm plunging back to a gastronomic tour... lol...
in this pic Roblin's Mill considered the focal point of the village and a couple of other pics in the travelogue...