Toronto History Museums Passes

Take in Toronto's story and stunning scenery at one of nine City-owned and operated history museums.

Colborne Lodge in High Park

Colborne Lodge was the summer cottage of John and Jemima Howard and holds original collections of their paintings and John's architectural drawings and inventions. Hear stories of their distinctive lives including art, architectural creations, science and technology and mental health. Discover the stories of Indigenous peoples through a partnership with First Story Toronto. The interior of Colborne Lodge is currently closed due to construction work.

Fort York National Historic Site

A 43-acre archeological park where British soldiers, First Nations warriors, and Upper Canadian militiamen defended Toronto and Upper Canada during the War of 1812. Be inspired by the stories of unsung heroes and those who defended our city, while fighting against their own oppressions.

Gibson House Museum

This 1851 Georgian-style farmhouse, now in the dense downtown of North York, was the home of David Gibson, Toronto's first land surveyor who helped map early Toronto. Gibson House recognizes the complex settler colonial history and, beginning in 2022, will be working with Indigenous partners and staff to tell this story through an Indigenous lens.

Mackenzie House

Step out of the hustle of modern downtown to explore gritty Victorian Toronto. Learn about the life and trials of the family of William Lyon Mackenzie--a controversial journalist, Mayor, rebel, exile and Member of Parliament. The interior of Mackenzie House is currently closed following flooding.

Market Gallery

What made Toronto the city it is today and what will it become? Come to Toronto’s first purpose-built City Council Chambers, the now second-floor gallery at the South St. Lawrence Market with changing exhibitions throughout the year. This location is free for all to access.

Montgomery's Inn

Built in the 1830s for Thomas Montgomery to offer refreshment and shelter to travellers, Montgomery’s Inn brought people together from the surrounding area and beyond over food, drink, games, and more. Visit to hear the stories of the diverse people who made their home at the Inn, such as Joshua Glover who escaped enslavement in the United States and Chinese market gardeners who farmed the land around the Inn in the 1930s.

Scarborough Museum

Four heritage buildings are located in Scarborough's Thomson Memorial Park, inside a vibrant, diverse and dynamic community; a hub which celebrates the area's diverse past, present and future and where you can hear how Scarborough developed from land farmed by Indigenous peoples and settlers into a major suburb of North America’s fourth-largest city.

Spadina Museum

This mansion in midtown with its original décor was home to the Austin family but offers an entryway into the triumphs and tribulations of Toronto from 1900 to the 1930s. Explore an era of disruption and change through stories of those who lived and worked within this 54-room home.

Todmorden Mills Heritage Site

Located in the Don Valley Todmorden Mills is a cross-section of Toronto. A waterway used by Indigenous people became an industrial hub, then a prisoner of war camp, and is now a collection of preserved buildings in a nature reserve with a modern venue for arts and theatre. Each community has made its mark and added another layer to explore. The Papermill Gallery is free for all to access.

Branches

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Toronto History Museums passes are available at all branches.