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September 15, 2005
Celebrate the harvest at City of Toronto Historic Museums
The City of Toronto Historic Museums celebrate the fall season with a series of
harvest festivals and fall programs. Welcome the season at one of the historic
museums in your community with a fun-filled, family-friendly event.

Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum & Arts Centre
67 Pottery Rd., east of Bayview Avenue, west of Broadview Avenue, across from
Fantasy Farm
"Harvest Festival -- Art Show & Sale"
September 25 from noon to 4:30 p.m.
The museum grounds come to life with historic demonstrations, live music,
artists, crafters and food vendors. Tour the historic homes, and visit the
Papermill Gallery, exhibiting From this Green Earth, a multimedia show
featuring Sudarshan Deshmukh, Annette Gaffney and Dianne Horvath. Free
admission and parking.

Scarborough Historical Museum
1007 Brimley Rd. in Thomson Memorial Park, just north of Lawrence Avenue
"Harvest Festival"
Sunday, October 2 from noon to 4 p.m.
Enjoy samplings of traditional 19th century dishes, while learning about early
food preparation techniques. Children will enjoy live music and sing songs by
the campfire, making a stuffed scarecrow and playing games like horseshoes and
croquet. Admission is pay-what-you-can.

Colborne Lodge
Colborne Lodge Drive, just north of The Queensway, south end of High Park
"High Park Harvest Festival"
Sunday, October 2 from noon to 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate the harvest in scenic High Park with a variety of family activities,
including horse and wagon rides from the Grenadier Café, storytelling, face
painting, historic tours, nature and garden crafts, pumpkin carving, and more.
Visit the marketplace for food, crafts and community displays at Colborne Lodge
and the Children's Garden. Admission to the grounds is free. Some activity fees
apply. Special admission to Colborne Lodge is just $2.

Gibson House
5172 Yonge St.
"At Home for the Harvest"
Saturday, Sunday & Monday, October 8 to 10 from noon to 5 p.m.

It's Thanksgiving weekend and we are celebrating the harvest! Spend some time
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.
Regular admission.

Montgomery's Inn
4709 Dundas St. W.
"Apple Harvest Tea"
Sunday, October 16 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Celebrate the fall harvest with homemade apple crisp in the tearoom. Call
416-394-8113 for the menu and prices.

For more information on the fall events being held at all of the City of
Toronto Historic Museums, call the events hotline at 416-338-3888 or visit

Media contact:
Andrea Raymond, Culture Division, 416-338-0435



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