I planned to visit the Scarborough museum originally to find out more details about the ghostly encounters that it’s known for but to my surprise the day that we went the museum was open and ready to give us a lovely historical tour and delicious treats for the family. I’m so happy that the tour turned out to be more informative rather then a paranormal encounter.
Scarborough Museum is set along the walking trails of beautiful Thomson Memorial Park, once the farm fields of Scarborough’s first settlers and now a popular heritage community. The museum shows the history and development of Scarborough from its founding and early settlement to its growth and emergence as a major suburb in the 20th century. The site and its gardens are situated on property first granted to David and Mary Thomson, who settled in Scarborough in the late 1790s.
Scarborough Museum consists of four buildings that were moved to the site between 1962 to 1974. These include: Cornell House, a clapboard, Scarborough vernacular-style farmhouse; the McCowan Log House, restored to its 1850s appearance; Kennedy Gallery, a small former farm outbuilding; and the Hough Carriage Works, which houses a collection of artisans tools donated by the Hough family who operated the original shop at Hough’s Corners. – CITY OF TORONTO
McCowan Log House
A warm and cozy home, small and lovely. The fireplace smelled so good and it was so cozy. We were treated to warm baked apples with cinnamon. Delicious!
We were welcomed with warm delicious apple cider and apple cobbler. We were given a lovely tour of each room and it was so incredible to learn so much about the lifestyle of the first settlers.
Hough Carriage Works
Learned so much about tools and woodworking thanks to my hubby.
Overall the weather was perfect the tour was so informative and very fun. It was incredible to see how the settlers lived. It was wonderful to be welcomed in the homes and offered lovely treats. I absolutely loved it and we had an incredible time.
This Summer I’m traveling all around Toronto and exploring my beautiful City! I love to take my girls on the TTC because it is easy and fast. TTC stands for Toronto Transit Commission and NOT “trying to conceive” because two is enough for me. LOL
Last Summer I took the girls to the Science Centre which we are going again in August. They absolutely love it! It’s a great place for kids of all ages. There is so much to learn and do at the Science Centre and it’s all hands on learning. Super fun! If you would like to see a vlog to the Science Centre let me know in the comments.
My daughter making bubbles with her hands at the Science Centre last year. I think she’s a pro at making bubbles! What do you think?
The Art Gallery is a beautiful place to visit. My girls loved it! They enjoyed looking at all the paintings and art installations.
My daughters really love Rita Letendre “Fire & Light” exhibit. I talked to them about the different styles of painting and various artists. The AGO is not a hands-on place for children but I really wanted my girls to experience the gallery atmosphere. You can’t touch and you can’t be very loud so it really challenged them. lol I also fell in love with the Architecture of the AGO. Absolutely breathtaking!
There is one exhibit at the AGO that my girls really love and it is hands on. It’s called ReBLink! Have a look at the vlog and see how my girls held the tablets up to the paintings and how the pieces came to life with a modern twist! They absolutely love it!
The Toronto Ontario Museum is an incredible place to go with the Family. I absolutely LOVE IT! My girls loved it so much and had an incredible time. Have you seen my vlog? Have a look if you like.
There are also great parks in Toronto. My favourite park to visit every summer is Edward’s Gardens which also has bike trails and a picnic area. Bring your sunscreen and blanket and have a little relaxing picnic. The gardens are incredible with so many flowers and plants. Absolutely beautiful!
The Scarborough Bluffs are very beautiful. We go every summer for a walk and really love it. You can also have a little picnic there. Bring a blanket and snacks. Don’t forget your water. It’s a lovely place to relax and enjoy Lake Ontario. As you see in the pictures on the right side is where a lot of erosion is happening and also landslides. But the Public Park area is where you want to be to get lovely views and also be safe.
Parks are fantastic in the summer. My girls love the park and love going on swings and slides. As you can see in the picture, they like to swing every way possible. LOL
Another beautiful Park is High Park. There’s alsoShakespeare in High Park. I LOVE the Theatre so you should totally check it out. High park also has a little zoo. Last summer they even had a little petting zoo. It was wonderful to hold farm animals and have a cuddle. We all loved it!
If you are visiting Toronto I will say that you will LOVE it here. We are a very multicultural city that welcomes everyone! Toronto people are very friendly!
If you are in Toronto around August 18th to September 4th you will be very happy to find out that we have a Toronto Tradition and it’s called the CNE! The Canadian National Exhibition. It is a world of FUN! There is everything you can dream of! Rides, food, crafts, hands on activities, arts, food and more food. Entertainment and fun! My girls love it! I’ve been taking them every year. It can get expensive though but it’s so worth it!
As I continue my summer adventures with my girls I hope you join me! I’m really excited and look forward to August. I’ll make sure to share all the lovely details with you.
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