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October 20, 2010
A revitalized Spadina Museum reopens on Thursday
Toronto cultural and community dignitaries will be joined by City of Toronto staff, museum volunteers and supporters to officially reopen Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens on Thursday, October 21.

Spadina Museum is launching a new era in its nearly 150-year history by revealing an extensive interior restoration and new thematic programs that explore how the Austin family lived in 1920s and 1930s Toronto. A free opening for the public will take place on Sunday, October 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. Media are welcome to attend on both dates.

Date: Thursday, October 21
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Place: Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens, 285 Spadina Rd.

For more than a century, Spadina Museum was home to four generations of the Austin family. Opened in 1984 by the City of Toronto, the museum's exhaustive interior restoration has recreated this celebrated public landmark into Toronto's only museum to represent the transformative era of the 1920s and 1930s through authentic interiors and multifaceted public programming.

Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens is one of 10 historic museums operated by the City of Toronto. Spadina Museum is located at 285 Spadina Rd. in Toronto. For museum hours, admission charges and tour bookings, the public can call 416-392-6910 or visit

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contact:
Shane Gerard, Senior Communications Coordinator, 416-397-5711,



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