Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto

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    Black Creek Pioneer Village

    by Paul2001 Updated Sep 3, 2007

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    If you want to see what the South Ontario region was like during the Victorian age, then take in Black Creek Pioneer Village. I visited recently largely because they were holding a small colonial battle recreation. This was great fun but it should distract you from seeing the village itself.
    Black Creek Pioneer Village consists of 40 buildings dating from the mid-19th century. Many of these buildings are considered to be amongst the oldest in Toronto. Inside several of the buildings have historical interpreters or artisans, usually in period costume, who will show you how a 19th century printing press worked or how to horseshoes are made. I was impressed by the enthusiasm of these people and felt that it gave Black Creek a loft of historical flavour.
    Black Creek is not large in terms of acreage when compared to some of the other "outdoor" museums who can visit it Canada but it is still fun and easy to visit.
    As I stated above, I visited Black Creek primarily to see a historical re-enactment of a colonial battle. During this visit, the village had all kinds of encampments where colonial soldiers and camp followers were living much as they did back in the late 18th century. Late in the afternoon they held small skirmish which was smokey to say the least. They also hold other family oriented special events here.
    Black Creek Pioneer Village is open from 9:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, most of the year but it stays open until 5pm from the July 1st weekend to Labour Day. During the weekend it is open from 11am to 5pm all year. It costs $13.00 for adults to visit and $9.00 for the children.

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    by kris-t Updated Jan 25, 2006

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    You can imagine yourself in a rural Ontario community 140 years ago. If you were a farmer, or a blacksmith or a pupil in the one-room school house, how different would your life be from the life you live now

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    by daffodil Updated Aug 17, 2004

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    If you have kids, Black Creek Pioneer Village is a great place for them to learn the history of the area.
    It is a village meant to simulate life in Upper Canada before Confederation. There are many staff dressed in period costume who can make the experience very real. They also have many special events for holidays, such as Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas and Easter.

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    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Black Creek Pioneer Village recreates the life and times of a 19th-century rural Victorian community through more than 35 restored 1860’s shops and homes. Visitors are invited to talk to the blacksmith and others about their crafts, visit the doctor's house, the water wheel, the local school and other authentic buildings.

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    Visiting the past. Black Creek...

    by slawekjb Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Visiting the past. Black Creek Pioneers' Village
    Collection of original pioneers' houses , furniture,tools- artifacts, things used in the past. This place is a town from the past. People born in the first half of this century will recognize many items no longer used today...

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    by Kamen_mali Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Black Creek Pioneer Village
    1000 Murray Ross Pkwy.
    North York , M3J 2P3
    Telephone: (416) 736-1733 , Fax: (416) 661-6610
    A visit to Black Creek Pioneer Village is a step back in time to 19th-century Ontario. More than 35 homes, workshops, public buildings and farms recreate the atmosphere of life in a rural Victorian community of the 1860s. Craftspeople and workers wearing period costumes demonstrate skills such as open-hearth cooking, bread-making, looming, milling, blacksmithing, sewing, printing and more. Walk through the village and into the homes and buildings, visit the inn, and stroll through farms and forests. During the holiday season in November and December, the village offers many special events to celebrate Christmas as it was 130 years ago.

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