Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto
You could 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?
Fondest memory: Here's your chance to journey back in time and experience a different era.
At Black Creek Pioneer Village history will come to life as you immerse yourself in the surroundings, customs and lifestyles of Ontario's early rural villagers
A few buildlings were moved from site across Toronto and some re-built.
The village is a regular destination for field trips by schoolchildren from the Greater Toronto Area.
Fondest memory: It is operated by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
The "pioneer" village consists of over forty historic 19th century buildings, decorated in the style of the 1860s with period furnishings. Besides the Historical Interpreters and Craftspeople housed in the restored buildings, the site also features historical reenactments and visiting artisans.
Fondest memory: Buildings include period houses, The Original Stong Family farm buildings, a water-powered grist mill, a general store, a blacksmith's shop along with over 10 other trades buildings, a hotel, and a one-room schoolhouse. A core of buildings built by the Stong family are on their original sites, while others have been moved in from across Southern Ontario.
Black Creek Pioneer Village is an historic site in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, just west of York University and southeast of the Jane and Steeles intersection. It overlooks the Black Creek (Toronto).
Fondest memory: The village is a recreation of life in 19th Century Ontario and gives an idea how Toronto might have looked in the early 1800s.
The great place for them to learn the history of the area
1000 Murray Ross Pkwy.
Jane St. and Steeles Ave.
Phone: (416) 736-1733
Fondest memory: Dates & Hours
The Village is open to the general public from May 1 until December 31, 2005 (Closed December 25th & 26th).
Weekdays Weekends / Holidays
May - June 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
July to Labour Day 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Post-Labour Day to
(Closed Dec. 25,26) 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Favorite thing: The Village has beautiful grounds and eleven theme gardens to explore and delight in. From kitchen and herb gardens to the colourful flower gardens of Burwick House and the 'natural pharmacy' for the 19th century doctor, you can feast their senses on the heritage gardens lovingly maintained by Village staff.
Black Creek Pioneer Village holds more than 50,000 artifacts representative of late 18th and 19th century agricultural, economic, social and cultural development of Upper Canada.
Fondest memory: Collection strengths include furnishings, decorative arts, textiles, glass, ceramics, tools, books and period clothing, agricultural implements, domestic articles, toys, lamps and lighting equipment.
(Ages 15-59) $11.00 (plus G.S.T.) $9.35 (plus G.S.T.)
(Ages 5-14) $7.00 (plus G.S.T.) Under 4
years of age free with parent $5.95 (plus G.S.T.)
(60+) $10.00 (plus G.S.T.) $8.50 (plus G.S.T.)
((15+ with ID) $10.00 (plus G.S.T.) $8.50 (plus G.S.T.)
Favorite thing: BLACK CREEK PIONEER VILLAGE Is an open air museum that depicts life in the mid19th century. There are many buildings from this period to see here, including houses,a school,a mill, the townhall and a blacksmith. The people who work here are dressed in the costumes of the times and demonstrate how daily activites such as making candles,cooking and printing newspapers were done. The mill also makes flour which you can buy. There are also farm animals and the village has its own garden too!