Emmanuel Sleep from Cornwall, England purchased 57 acres here in 1879. Within three years, he had built this farmhouse with bricks from Toronto’s Don Valley Brick Yard; the staircase and library bookcases were made of black oak. Sleep eventually owned 500 acres, making him one of the area’s wealthiest farmers. During Doors Open, see how the property/business has been transformed.
- Guided tours available
Contact info601 Victoria Street East
ArchitectureYear built: 1879
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Commercial, Historical house, Private residence
Dates/hours openSaturday May 4, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.