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August 7, 2003
Celebrate the harvest with fabulous fall fare at City of Toronto's historic museums (September and October)
  
Toronto Culture -- The City of Toronto Culture Division is pleased to present a
number of events at Toronto's Historic Houses to celebrate the harvest. From
hearth-cooking workshops to weekend activities featuring fall produce like
sweet corn and crisp apples -- there's much to explore! Mark your calendar this
fall and visit Toronto's Historic Houses to enjoy tasty foods that make the
season a culinary delight.

SEPTEMBER

MONTGOMERY'S INN - 4709 DUNDAS STREET WEST - Regular Admission Adults:
$3/Seniors&Students: $2/Children: $1(Family: $8) Free parking.
montinn@toronto.ca
416-394-8113

This fall, Montgomery's Inn introduces Kitchen Culture, a series of food-based
events designed for adult and/or family participation:

Annual Organic Corn Roast Featuring Sandy McIntyre
Thursday, September 4 from 5 to 8 pm
Enjoy a late summer evening with your family and neighbours at the area's
original welcoming place, Montgomery's Inn. This year's Corn Roast features an
all-organic menu with tasty heirloom white corn, sausage and beverages.
Popular Maritime fiddler, Sandy McIntrye, will provide musical entertainment.
Admission is free; refreshments are $2 per item.

Summer in a Jar
Saturday, September 6 from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm or 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Learn about preserving Ontario's luscious fruit harvest. In the Historic
Kitchen, culinary historian Liz Driver will demonstrate traditional Canadian
methods of jam-making. In our modern kitchen, home economist Amy Micallef will
instruct you in the latest techniques. Participants will take home samples of
classic Canadian jams. $45 a person

Best Tomato Sauce Ever!
Saturday, September 13 from 9 am -- 5 pm
Be a part of our Kitchen Culture project exploring the foodways of Etobicoke's
communities. Transform bushels of Ontario tomatoes into classic Italian tomato
sauce for your pasta meals. Many hands will make light work when you join the
Inn's sauce-making bee in this all-day workshop. Bring a brown-bag lunch. Fee
of $90 includes the cost of materials and 6 litres of home-made pasta sauce to
take home.

TODMORDEN MILLS HERITAGE MUSEUM AND ARTS CENTRE
BOTTOM OF POTTERY RD, EAST OF BAYVIEW AVE., WEST OF BROADVIEW AVE.
Regular Admission: Adults: $3; Adults 60 plus/Students: $2.25; Children 6 to
12: $1.50; Children 5 and under free. Free parking. todmorden@toronto.ca -
416-396-2819

Harvest Festival -- A Celebration of the Season
Sunday, September 28 from noon to 5 pm
Enjoy music, entertainment, arts and crafts, a bake sale and picnic fare!
Explore 19th century baking and preserving by costumed staff. Admission is free
but donations are appreciated.

OCTOBER

COLBORNE LODGE - SOUTH END OF HIGH PARK ON COLBORNE LODGE DRIVE
Regular Admission: Adults - $3.50/Seniors & Youths - $2.75/Children - $2.50 -
Free parking
clodge@toronto.ca - 416-392-6916

High Park's Annual Harvest Festival
Sunday, October 5 from noon to 4:30 pm
In celebration of the Harvest we have arranged for lots of family activities at
Colborne Lodge and the Children's Garden! Take a horse and wagon ride from the
Grenadier Café, then participate in storytelling, face painting, historic
tours, nature and garden crafts, pumpkin carving, and so much more! Visit the
marketplace for foods, crafts and community displays. This event is organized
by the City of Toronto Culture Division, Toronto Parks and Recreation, High
Park Children's Garden and the High Park Citizens Advisory Committee.
Admission to the grounds is FREE. Some activity fees apply. Special admission
to Colborne Lodge is just $2.

GIBSON HOUSE MUSEUM - 5172 YONGE STREET -- Regular Admission: A - $2.75/S&Y
$2.25/C - $1.75 - Limited free parking - gibsonhouse@toronto.ca - 416-395-7432

Pumpkins, Puddings and Pies
October 11 to 13 from noon to 5 pm
Spend some time this Thanksgiving weekend in the busy historic kitchen of the
Gibson family farm home and see the harvest foods being prepared for tasting.
Children can help prepare the fruit for drying, dress-up in the Discovery
Gallery and enjoy hands-on activities.

Bread from Mrs. Gibson's Kitchen
One in a series of Level II Adult Hearth Cooking Workshops
Saturday, October 25 from 10 am to 2 pm
Experienced participants will enjoy trying historic recipes from griddle breads
to fruit-filled Black Bun and everything in between. Participants will create
and bake breads from start to finish using 19th century receipts and techniques
under the guidance of master interpreters. Pre-registration & pre-payment
required. $40 includes GST and course materials.

MACKENZIE HOUSE - 82 BOND STREET - Regular Admission Adults: $3.50/Seniors &
Youths - $2.75/Children - $2.50 - machouse@toronto.ca - 416-392-6915

The 19th Century Immigrant Kitchen
October 18 and 19 from noon to 5 pm
Explore the diverse immigrant experience in mid-to-late 19th century Toronto at
Mackenzie House through cooking demonstrations and sampling of traditional
foods in the historic kitchen.
This program is presented in partnership with various cultural organizations.
Included with regular admission.

MONTGOMERY'S INN - 4709 DUNDAS STREET WEST - Regular Admission:
Adults: $3/Seniors&Students: $2/Children: $1(Family: $8) Free parking.
montinn@toronto.ca
416-394-8113

This fall Montgomery's Inn introduces Kitchen Culture - a series of food-based
events designed for adult and/or family participation:

Canadian as Apple Pie
Saturday, October 4 from 9 am to noon
Celebrate Ontario's apple harvest in our Historic Kitchen. Prepare apple pies
with a puff pastry crust, dried apples, and more. Your morning ends with a
relaxing cup of tea and a slice of pie in our Historic Tavern. Price: $45 per
person

Apple Harvest Tea
Sunday, October 19 from 1 to 4:30 pm
Our volunteer Innkeepers are again celebrating the fall harvest by serving
homemade apple pie with ice cream or cheese. Self-guided tours of the historic
house featuring apple recipes prepared in the open-hearth are included with the
price of tea for this day only.
$6 per person, $5 Friends of Etobicoke's Heritage.

Spice Is Nice: Ketchup, Curry, and Cake
Saturday, October 25 from 9 am to noon
Join this family cooking workshop and make flavour-full food in our Historic
Kitchen, following 19th-century recipes. Yes - ketchup, curry, and cake are all
part of our pioneer past!
Price: $55 one adult/one child or $75 one adult/two children

SCARBOROUGH HISTORICAL MUSEUM -1007 BRIMLEY ROAD Regular Admission: Adults:
$2.50; Seniors & Youths: $1.50; Children: $1. Free parking - shm@toronto.ca
416-338-8807

Community Harvest Festival
Sunday, October 5 from noon to 4 pm
Come out to our annual community gathering! Roast marshmallows over the open
fire. Taste home-made squash soup made in the hearth. Sample blue ribbon fall
baking. Scarecrow making, horseshoe toss, croquet, and much more. Dance to the
harmonica and guitar duo of Bill & Bill. Also delight in the fine steps of the
Finlay Scottish Dancers. Pay-as-you-wish admission! Rain or shine.

SPADINA MUSEUM: HISTORIC HOUSE & GARDENS - 285 SPADINA ROAD (NEXT DOOR TO CASA
LOMA) - Regular Admission - Adults: $5; Seniors & Students: $3.25; Children: $3
Limited handicap parking only. Paid parking next door at Casa Loma
spadina@toronto.ca - 416-392-6910

Edwardian Tea
Sundays October 19, 26 and November 2 - Sittings at 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30

Enjoy the elegance of a bygone era at Spadina's annual afternoon teas. Tea
sandwiches and treats are made on site from Edwardian cookery books and Spadina
Museum's library. Tickets must be purchased in advance, $15 a person (plus GST
& PST). Call 416-392-6910.

Media contact:
Kristen Juschkewitsch, Culture Division, 416-338-0495



 

 

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