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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 #23 of 323 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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Fort McMurray, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

I went there today after casa loma. It was much more authentic with one of the original owners donating/selling the house to Toronto. The house furniture is all original and they also have the original paperwork dating back. My tour guide Lisa was amazing,interesting,friendly and able to answer so many questions. It is truly worth the money and time. Be... More

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Dauphin, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Once we were done with the Casa Loma tour, we headed back and noticed this house across the road. With time on our hands we went and toured this house. They are guided tours but surprisingly not many people touring. Our group was 4 people. I much enjoyed this house due to the furnishing of the house and detail to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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144 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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