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Explore how Torontonians lived in the past at the City of Toronto Historic Sites.

Fort York National Historic Site
The 1793 birthplace of urban Toronto is now home to Canada's largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings. Be sure to include a tour of the new Fort York Visitor Centre in your visit.

Colborne Lodge in High Park
This charming cottage was built in 1837 by John Howard, who founded High Park with his wife Jemima.

Montgomery's Inn
Restored to heyday of the Inn in 1847, this community museum celebrates the history Montgomery family and Etobicoke.

Gibson House Museum
This Georgian farmhouse was built in 1851 by Scottish immigrant, farmer, surveyor, politician and rebel, David Gibson.

Mackenzie House

Visit the last home of William Lyon Mackenzie, Toronto's rst mayor and leader of the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837.

Scarborough Museum
Experience early life in rural Scarborough and stroll through Thomson Memorial Park.

Spadina Museum: Historic House and Gardens
Enjoy a tour of this authentically restored estate that focuses on Toronto in the 1920s and 30s.

Todmorden Mills Heritage Site
Discover the compelling stories of Toronto workers by visiting our historic homes restored to the 1890s and wartime 1940s.

Pass information and conditions

Learn more about pass borrowing rules and conditions.

Branches

City of Toronto Historic Sites passes are available at all branches.