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“Historical Toronto”

Campbell House Museum
Ranked #153 of 501 things to do in Toronto
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Owner description: A rare example of Georgian architecture, this museum is the restored home of the first Chief Justice of Upper Canada.
Toronto, Canada
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“Historical Toronto”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2012

Old Toronto house: shows what life was like in the 1800's, of a a certain strata of Toronto society. (Barristers)

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Toronto GTA ON
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“Little known spot even for locals.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2011

Osgoode hall (book a tour ) go to this place ( Campbell House before the cutbacks
and closures happen) and take in the Four Seasons Performing arts
centre. New (1969 ) city hall and Old City hall (Victorian era )
If there are any lawyers/history buffs in your group Osgoode tour well worth the stop.
Everything is free or nearly free.. everything together within one block.
walk from downtown hotels.

Visited August 2011
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“"Toronto's best - do it!" - Friedrichshainer1034”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2011

English here - Deutsch unten!
(Computer translation from German) 

"Toronto's best - do it!" - Friedrichshainer1034

Campbell House Toronto

Overall rating:
It is worthwhile to take some time for this unassuming building. To Toronto from times past to understand better is the Campbell House, as well as the First PostOffice Toronto country badly.

Flow and price:
At the entrance you will be welcomed and informed about it, that it is not this is a museum in the classic sense, but the house of the Bar Association. It isoffered for a donation but a guide. We have been C $ 5 per person. After the tour I took my donation really appropriate.

There are six rooms to see. Really interesting are five, the sixth is a function room of the lawyers. This is the game room, the dining room on the ground floor,the bedroom and the upstairs dance room. In the basement there is still a large kitchen to admire.

First, a woman ran through the game room and told us all the objects in this room. Then they gave us a very young lady, her name is Bronwen, who explained to us the rest of the house. They answered our questions patientlyand had fun doing it, we explain the historical objects in their function and demonstrate. Whether it's a question of the bedpan, the candles safe or eventhe stove, she knew one or the other story that was previously unknown.

We made ​​it fun, too, thanks for that - Bronwen.
"And the fun continues!" 
Your Friedrichshainer1034
"Toronto´s Bestes - tu es!" von Friedrichshainer1034

Das Campbell House Toronto

Es lohnt sich, sich etwas Zeit für dieses unscheinbare Gebäude zu nehmen. Um Toronto aus vergangener Zeit besser zu verstehen, gehört das Campbell Haus, genauso wie das Erste Post Office Toronto unbedingt dazu.

Ablauf und Preis:
Am Eingang wird man freundlich empfangen und darüber aufgeklärt, dass es sich hier nicht um eine Museum im klassischen Sinne handelt, sondern um das Haus der Anwaltsvereinigung. Es wird aber gegen eine Spende eine Führung angeboten. Wir haben pro Person 5 C$ gegeben. Nach der Führung fand ich meine Spende auch wirklich angemessen.

Es gibt sechs Räume zu sehen. Wirklich sehenswert sind fünf, der sechste ist eine Veranstaltungsraum der Anwälte. Es handelt sich um das Spielzimmer, das Eßzimmer im Erdgeschoss, das Schlafzimmer und das Tanzzimmer im ersten Stock. Im Keller gibt es dann noch eine große Küche zu bewundern.

Zuerst führte eine Dame durch das Spielzimmer und erklärte uns alle Gegenstände in diesem Raum. Dann übergab sie uns an eine ganz junge Dame, ihr Name ist Bronwen, die uns den Rest des Hauses erklärte. Sie beantwortete unsere Fragen geduldig und hatte Spaß dabei, uns die historischen Gegenstände in ihrer Funktion zu erläutern und vorzuführen. Ob es sich nun um die Bettpfanne handelte, den Kerzensafe oder auch den Ofen, sie wußte die eine oder andere Geschichte, die uns bisher unbekannt war. 

Uns hat es auch viel Spaß gemacht, vielen Dank dafür - Bronwen.
"Und der Spass geht weiter!"
Euer Friedrichshainer1034

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“Fun tour of one of Toronto's oldest homes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2011

The Campbell House is on Queen Street and is a very short walk to Nathan Phillips Square where the Old and New City hall buildings are located which makes visiting all these places in short order. The Campbell name comes from its first owner who was a prominent justice in early Toronto. To gain entrance and have a tour guide we only had to give a donation. it's one of the very oldest homes in Toronto having been built in the first half of the 1800s and was built in a typical Georgian style. It's original location was a few blocks from here and it was moved in recent years to its present location. The very good tour took you through several rooms that was filled with period piece furnishings. One room had a temporary art exhibit. One of the most interesting rooms was the basement where the kitchen was located. If you enjoy visiting old homes then this one is quite good.

Visited August 2011
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