George Brown HouseDigital Doors Open Toronto

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Videos
  • Virtual tours
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
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." For Digital Doors Open, take a virtual tour of this restored mansion. Or watch a biopic on the history of Confederation to understand the critical role that Brown had in shaping Canada.

Contact info

186 Beverley Street
Toronto, Ontario


Year built: 1876
Building type:Historical housePrivate residence
Architect: William Irving; Edward Hutchins
Architectural style:Second Empire

Dates/hours open

Mar 25, 09:56am - Mar 25, 09:56am