Spadina Museum Historic House and GardensDigital Doors Open Toronto

  • In-person
  • Digital Doors Open
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed
  • Videos
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
Spadina Museum Historic House and Gardens

Come and tour Spadina House and discover the home of the Austin family from 1866 to 1982. Period rooms contain furniture and decorative details from the 1920s and 1930s. Co-owned by the Ontario Heritage Trust and the City of Toronto, this site includes a kitchen garden, an orchard and the newly created Aki Wiidookaagewin "Ontario Earth Helpers" Indigenous kitchen garden. (No tripods allowed.)

This elegant Second-Empire home – co-owned by the City of Toronto and the Ontario Heritage Trust – was built for Toronto financier James Austin. Restored in 2010 to reflect the period between the First and Second World Wars, this period house is filled with spectacular furniture and 1920s décor. Learn about the restoration project and explore this unique property from inside out. And learn more about the prestigious Austin family in 1920s Toronto in the video featured below.


Year built: 1866; 1896
Building type:AttractionHistorical landmarkHistorical houseMuseum
Architect: Original architect unknown; Vaux Chadwick (1896)
Architectural style:Second EmpireVictorian

Dates/hours open

May 27, 10:00am - May 28, 05:00pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.