Doors Open Ontario

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McKay Art Centre Doors Open Markham

McKay Art Centre

This distinctive example of Ontario vernacular architecture features Gothic revival and classical revival detailing. It was originally the home of Salem Eckardt, a local auctioneer. Group of Seven artist Frederick Varley lived here in his later years; he had a studio in the basement. The space now showcases the work of local artists and provides a studio for art instruction.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Guided tours available
  • Parking

Contact info

197 Main Street
Unionville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-946-1733


Year built: c. 1856
Architectural style: Gothic revival, Vernacular
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 7, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

McKay Art Centre 197 Main Street