Doors Open Ontario

The Doors Open Ontario 2018 season was a great success. Over 482,000 people visited sites in communities across the province. Thanks to our sponsors, partners and volunteers for their support, and to all who participated.

Fool's Paradise Doors Open Toronto

Fool's Paradise

Ontario Heritage Trust staff will tell visitors about Doris McCarthy, a key figure in Canada’s artistic community, and the experience she had building Fool’s Paradise. Visitors can tour McCarthy’s eccentric house/studio and learn about the artist-in-residence program now operating there. They can also explore the beautiful grounds, with gardens, a large pond and spectacular views of the Scarborough Bluffs.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Communication

Contact info

1 Meadowcliffe Drive
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-325-5000


Year built: 1940
Architect: Forest Tefler/Doris McCarthy
Architectural style: Modernism
Building type: Private residence
Landscape: Garden, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 26 – Sunday May 27, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fool's Paradise 1 Meadowcliffe Drive