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Winter hours. The Museum is usually open Saturday from 11 am - 4 pm, and the occasional Sunday from 12-4pm.(such as Mar 4 and 11).Also other days for special events.

Feb is knitting, mending and crochet month. Come by and pick up some tips...


Sun March 4 and Sunday March 11 from 1pm to 2pm, Peter Meyler, author and researcher, will present the story of the turbulant life of John "Daddy" Hall, in the early 1800's. There will be an exhibition also open from 12 noon until 4 Mar 4 and Mar 11.

Hall was said to have had 21 children and 6 wives over his 118 year life. But those aren't the most remarkable things about John Hall. Discover this African-Ojibwa warrior, Tecumseh scout, Kentucky slave, Black militiaman and Toronto resident.

St. Patrick's Day Tea - Sat. March 17, tea and Irish soda bread served on an Irish linen table cloth adorned with a shamrock. $7 per person.


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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 New Credit for making this possible.

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)

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

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