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The Tollkeeper's Bulletin
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 Open Saturdays from 11am to 4pm.
NEW also open the first Sunday
of each month from 1pm  -4pm eg
July 7
 

June EVENTS AT THE COTTAGE

 

NOTE FROM DOCENT MARILYN
SPEARIN:

It has been too hot and 
thunderstormy recently,
 but next SUNDAY June 23rd 
 looks pretty good for a
 walk in shady Wychwood 
Park in THE AFTERNOON. 
 We would start at 2 pm. 
 The minimum number of 
walkers is 4, so if you
 would care to join us,
 let me know and I will
 contact you with details
 when we have enough 
committed walkers.
Wychwood Park is an area
 of 400 year old trees, 
a pond with turtles, 
the former homes of 
Canadian artists and
 architects, the provinces
 oldest protected heritage 
district, and maybe ducklings.
The purpose of these walks 
by the Community History 
Project is twofold:  to 
inform the public about 
the history of our 
neighbourhoods, and to raise 
funds for the work of the 
Tollkeeper's Cottage.  
Donations are welcome, and, 
as well, a written guide 
to the walk is available for$5.
Hoping to walk with you soon,
Marilyn

Here are some of the tours we do:
Seaton Village 
  – including its Black history
the West Annex 
  – with Jane Jacob’s house
the Christie Pits area 
  – Koreatown, unusual houses, the Riot
Tarragon Village 
  – with Baldwin and George Brown
Wychwood Park 
  – with or without turtles
Casa Loma – with very grand stables
If you would care to join us for
 a guided walk through Seaton Village,
 the West Annex, or many other
 interesting areas nearby,
 send us a message at
 tollkeeperscottage@gmail.com to be
 added to the list of those we 
contact when a walk or two are imminent!

Our walks are for anyone interested.
 As we conduct these walks 
as part of our efforts to
 support the operation of
 the Tollkeeper's Cottage,
 we suggest a donation of $10.

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COMMUNITY HISTORY PROJECT 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2024-25
Thank you to our members for an
 interactive Annual General Meeting,
 where we passed the new Constitution 
and celebrated our Ontario Trillium Grant.
 Thank you to Ethan Doddes,
 who took MPP Jill Andrew's place
 while she was recovering from 
a foot injury. Wishing you a 
speedy recovery,
 Jill! We wish our hard-working
 board another successful year!
 

COMMUNITY HISTORY PROJECT
ACTIVITIES ...

 

THE TOLLKEEPER'S COTTAGE WALKS
 ARE BACK!

Hello Walkers
At this time of year 
we can't give you too much
 advance notice of our walks,
 because the weather can't 
promise good walking weather
 far in advance..
 
Send us a note to be put on
our list or keep watching here.
 

WE HOPE TO BE WALKING WITH YOU SOON!
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   There is a sign cottage open ,

on the lawn when the cottage is open..

Take a tour of the cottage..

 

Jane Beecroft our founder, passed
away Oct  10 2021.

 

We have some slide shows on
the site!. Please check them out here.

We also added two little buttons
next to this scroller so you can go
back if this scroller is too fast for you!



Send us an Email to
tollkeeperscottage@gmail.com .
Thanks for your support..


The Community History Project that
manages the Tollkeeper's Cottage
Heritage site has various collections
of materials in its archives focusing
on local history, places and
people. We have restored and
run the cottage museum for 12+ years
and our not-for-profit; charitable
organization.


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.


Now on Twitter...Twitter



Educational class tours (in English
or French) or Educational adult tours
can be arranged. (teachers and
administrators may wish to print out the
brochures referenced)

The Tollkeeper's Cottage
The oldest structure
of its kind in Canada - now
a museum about tolls, roads,
and nineteenth century life
owned, restored and operated
by the
Community History Project
(now a charitable organization)
.

Located at the corner of
Bathurst St. and Davenport Rd.

(Toronto, ON)
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
Credit for making this possible.

There are gift-type items for sale
at the museum such as: books
on local history, hand-made pure
soap, knitted wear, walking tour
guides, 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.




See a video tour and a virtual tour of the Cottage

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