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.

George Brown House Doors Open Toronto

George Brown House

George Brown House is historically significant for its association with Father of Confederation, Globe newspaper founder and leading abolitionist George Brown (1818-80). In 1989, the Ontario Heritage Trust restored the building to its original state. Highlights include the art nouveau dining room, gracious front hall and Brown’s library. The site is often featured on the CBC television show "Murdoch Mysteries."

Tell us your story about this site

  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

186 Beverley Street
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-325-5000


Year built: 1876
Architect: William Irving; Edward Hutchins
Architectural style: Second Empire
Building type: Historical house, Private residence
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

George Brown House 186 Beverley Street