This 1895 mansion is a beautiful example of the Queen Anne revival style. The home, with an exterior of ruby volcanic stone, resides in one of the city’s outstanding historical districts. Thomas “Carbide” Willson, the inventor of acetenyl, built the home for his mother. Over the years, it has served as a nunnery as well as a guest house.
- French services available
- National Historic Site (Canada)
- Guided tours available
- Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
- Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
Contact info210 Vansittart Avenue
ArchitectureYear built: 1895
Architectural style: Queen Anne revival
Building type: Commercial, Historical house
Dates/hours openSaturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 1 to 4 p.m.