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The Museum is open Saturday from 11 am - 5 pm, .and the some Sundays (eg Aug 12 and Aug 19) from 1-4pm.Also other days for special events. Come see us at the cottage.
We will be open Simco Day Monday August 6 from 11am - 4 pm
The Community History Project that manages the Tollkeeper’s Cottage Heritage site also has various collections of materials in its archives focusing on local history, places and people. We have restored and run the cottage museum for 10 years and our not-for-profit; charitable organization is celebrated its 35th Anniversary this year on June 9.
The building (Not the Tollkeepers Cottage ) housing our archives has been sold and we have moved our archive to expensive temporary storage.
We can still use help of our supporters in the heritage community in locating a more permanent, more economical space of 500 to 1000 sq feet to house our collections or your help with increased donations to help pay for the temporary storage.
Thanks to all your support so far in this matter including those who physically helped pack and move and cull redundent material. Also, thanks for everyone participating in the special celebration 35th anniversary on June 9 2018
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The oldest structure
of its kind in Canada - now
a museum about tolls, roads,
and nineteenth century life
owned, restored and operated
Community History Project
(now a charitable organization).
Located at the corner of
Bathurst St. and Davenport Rd.
in The Tollkeeper's Park.
Community groups can use the space for meetings also
Look for the Blue Canoe near our commemorative birch trees. Thanks to the wonderful people at City of Toronto Parks Department, the David Suzuki Foundation, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit for making this possible.
Educational class tours (in English
or Educational adult tours can be arranged. (teachers and administrators may wish to print out the brochures referenced)
There are gift-type items for sale at the museum such as: maple syrup, books on local history, hand-made pure soap, apple syrup and apple butter, and other recipe collections.
We have Tollkeeper's Cottage Tee shirts for sale
We have just started selling hand-made dolls' clothes suitable for American Girl and other 18 inch dolls.
Watch yarn being spun by a spinner in period dress! Volunteers wanted
See a video tour and a virtual tour of the Cottage