Cottage Sketch
  • Opening of the Cottage July 1 2008
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 starting
April 7!


April 21 at 2:00 pm.
Returning speaker Ron Beaupre' 
is a Great Lakes marine historian
who has researched and written
 about a ship built in
 Toronto Harbour by the 
Polson Iron Works Company,
He will regale us about her many
 over the years 
(we won't spoil the ending!)
We invite all members 
of the Community History Project
 (as well as those who
 would like to purchase 
memberships at the meeting) to our


We have extended
 the 2024 membership to all
 those who purchased
 memberships from June 
2023 onwards. For our 
planning, please RSVP 
at tollkeeperscottage@gmail.com if you
 will attend. Thank you!

The Community History Project
 (Tollkeeper's Cottage)
 is looking for a 
 have the support of a bookkeeper.
 Among other things, we would 
like the treasurer to develop
 an annual budget and financial
 policies and procedures for us,
 provide reports as necessary,
 and attend monthly Board meetings.
 The position begins immediately. 
If you are that person, 
or know anyone, please

contact us at tollkeeperscottage@gmail.com. 


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.

Our walking tours are a benefit of
 membership in the Community History 
 Members may go on any or all of our walks
 – and bring a friend! Not a member?
 That is easily remedied. Membership 
is $20/year ($35 for a family) and 
entitles you to an income tax receipt. 
You can pay by e-transfer to 
tollkeeperscottage@gmail.com, or 
bring cash or cheque to your first walk 
– or in advance when you visit us some 
Saturday at the museum.
 (Cheques to Community History Project.)


   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.


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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

We can still use help of our
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.

Volunteers wanted eg we need a spinner volunteer-- so people can watch us spin yarn.

See a video tour and a virtual tour of the Cottage

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