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Ashbridge Estate, The Doors Open Toronto

Ashbridge Estate, The

The Ashbridge family was one of the founding families of Toronto (formerly York); they immigrated to York from Pennsylvania in 1793. They are also the only Toronto family to occupy their land continuously for 200 years. Two acres of the original homestead and an 1854 house have been preserved to tell their story. The Ashbridge Estate, owned by the Ontario Heritage Trust, is architecturally significant for the house’s simple Regency design with neoclassical elements. The grounds are also home to an urban farm, planted and cared for by Building Roots. As part of Digital Doors Open, explore this intriguing site through the video below.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Video
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

1444 Queen Street East
Toronto, Ontario


Architectural style: Neoclassical, Regency
Building type: Historical landmark, Historical house
Landscape: Garden, Landscape

Dates/hours open

Friday May 1 – Wednesday March 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Toronto

Ashbridge Estate, The 1444 Queen Street East