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Spadina Historic House and Gardens

285 Spadina Rd., Toronto, Ontario M5R 2V5, Canada
416-392-6910
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Ranked #21 of 318 Attractions in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Description: Historic home of financier James Austin houses an impressive collection of furniture and decorative art.
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Annual Summer Garden Party was great! Everyone was serious about dressing up in period clothing. Next year bringing a picnic lunch and enjoy the day more

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The house was lovely and the tour was good, but I prefer self guided tours so having to wait 35 minutes for the next tour to start was a bit of a drag. If you are going to visit, check the tour times and make sure your arrival is well timed.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were on holiday in the area and finally noticed this house, beside, but somewhat overshadowed by, Casa Loma. The house has been restored to exactly what it was like in the 1920's and is one of the prettiest homes I've seen of that era. The tour guide that took our small group round was very informative. There are tables... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We visit Spadina House at least once a year to tour mainly the exterior: the 5 acres of carefully tended gardens and orchards, and let the kids run across the rolling grassy hills overlooking the city. Going up those million stairs is good exercise! This is the perfect place for a picnic - entirely deserted in late summer/early fall (except... More

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Spadina House is the home of a wealthy Toronto family from the late 19th century. Large and comfortable it has elements that are both elegant and homey at the same time. Very Victorian in its furnishings (Jakes and Hayes in the drawing room), as well as many other late 19th century items. A good glimpse into the life of a... More

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our tour guide was excellent and managed to get the 20 of us through without knocking over the furniture. I love the two ferocious stuffed wolves at the entrance keeping the burglars away.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wonderful place to visit, tour guides so very informative and helpful. Definitely a great place to visit for a fair price and lovely place to walk during summer as gardens are delightful :)

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Thornhill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Are you looking for history of Toronto? Then go to the Spadina House right next door to Castle Loma. Beautiful house with interesting and beautiful gardens. Our tour guide Lisa was excellent, energetic & full of spunk.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Spadina House is fully decorated to the style of the 1920's. The house tours are guided but you can wander the grounds afterwards. It's another good attraction to visit when you're in the Casa Loma area.

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Zeist, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you're looking for interesting local history on your visit to Toronto, you certainly should not skip Spadina House. The house is decorated in the style of the 1920's with all furniture of the family who lived there at that time. This makes the house feel very real, almost as if the '20s occupants could walk in at any moment.... More

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