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Set along the walking trails of beautiful Thomson Memorial Park, Scarborough Museum traces the story of this community's rural roots and two centuries of immigration. The museum is situated on property first granted to David and Mary Thomson, who...more
Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1007 Brimley Rd | Thomson Memorial Park, Toronto, Ontario M1P 3E8, Canada
I went on a very snowy day. Took me some time to find the entrance, even I saw on the internet it was open, once I was there was difficult to see.
I think they weren’t expecting a large amount of people, because the tour...More
When I visited this museum, two of the main houses are open for viewing.
The houses will give you an idea how people live 150 to 200 years ago.Some of the furnitures/artifacts are even over 200 years old.
The houses highlights stoves where they cook/bake...More
This museum is located within the Thompson Park. It is nice for the whole family to take a guided tour of the house and learn about the pioneers and their life. They also have camps that children will enjoy taking part in.
Here, in the middle of an extremely large public park, with playgrounds, waiting pool, tennis courts, walking paths, picnic areas, ponds and creeks, is a blast from the past, with 4 historical dwellings, each almost 150 years old. The buildings are also furnished with late...More
These houses and barns were moved here from all around Scarborough. It is neat to see how people lived just a hundred years ago. (Makes you think what we will have to do when energy becomes prohibitively expensive!)
Worth a visit and bring the family....More
Being a torontonian is fun. Large metropolis of inter connecting cities and towns. It's nice to get to know the history of scarborough and how it was founded. These particular houses belonged to mary and david thomson and were moved here. Its nice when you...More
I made the mistake of going while they were hosting a summer camp, so felt a bit weird looking around until the staff member who gives the tours found me. After that, however, I had a wonderful solo tour of this neat museum in a...More
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Situated astride Lake Ontario, Scarborough is a district heavily influenced by immigration. With a number of low-rent shopping and dining options making it a highly affordable part of town, and boasting one of Toronto's largest shopping malls, the otherwise green suburban neighborhood is a good place to go for bargains and discounts. It also draws in photographers. The spires, archways, and cavernous
rooms of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Palace are filled with breathtaking art, architecture, and detailed reliefs – it’s like entering a different world, The ruins of columns and installation art at the Guild Inn makes a free-for-all exploration site, while the big-name draw for young photographers is the menagerie at the Toronto Zoo. While many visitors shirk Scarborough as too suburban, its houses are some of Toronto's most mystical and haunting architectural beauties. And for adventure lovers, it has river-rafting and some unique hiking trails.