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Fool's Paradise

Tour Doris McCarthy’s eccentric house, learn about the artist-in-residence program operating there, and meet artist Esmond Lee – who will lead an interactive sketching workshop from 12 to 3 p.m. daily. Visitors can explore the beautiful grounds, see spectacular views of the Scarborough Bluffs, and take a picture with the “SCARBOROUGH” sign, a public art installation presented by Scarborough Arts.

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 25 – Sunday May 26, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fool's Paradise 1 Meadowcliffe Drive