In 1816, Daniel and Elizabeth Strong inherited 100 acres. They cleared the land and created a farm, built a log home, barn, smoke house, and then another house. These buildings are the focal point of the village today, a recreated Victorian community featuring more than 40 buildings. It's a living museum that takes you back to the pioneer times with costumed interpreters showing you how to spin yarn, make saddles, bake bread, etc. You know the drill. There's a blacksmith's shop, doctor's office, a one-room school house, a stone flour mill with a pond, and an inn. Best for adult visitors (who tend to be in the minority): a working brewery as it would have been in the mid-1800's; those of age can enjoy its pints in the pub. The site overlooks Black Creek, a tributary of the Humber River. Be prepared for lots of kids, as this is a favorite field trip destination for Toronto schools.
Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Pkwy.
Our Rating Neighborhood Downsview; Steeles Avenue and Jane Street Hours May–June Mon–Fri 9:30am–4pm, Sat–Sun and holidays 11am–5pm; July–Labour Day Mon–Fri 10am–5pm, Sat–Sun and holidays 11am–5pm; Sept–Dec 9:30am–4pm, Sat–Sun and holidays 11am–4:30pm Transportation Subway: Finch, then bus 60 west to Murray Ross Parkway, or from Jane subway stop take bus 35; driving: Highway 400 north to Finch, then east to Jane Street, then east (right) to Steeles Avenue, then right onto Murray Ross Parkway at first light; Black Creek Pioneer Village will be on the right; parking $6 Phone 416/736-1733 Prices $15 adults, $14 seniors 60 and over, $14 students 15 and over, $11 children 5–14, free children 4 and under Amenities
Web site Black Creek Pioneer Village
Map1000 Murray Ross Pkwy. Toronto
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