Spadina Museum is one of 10 historic museums operated by the City of Toronto. Visitors are offered an innovative perspective on the story of the Austin family and their historic connection to Toronto.
Beginning in 1866, Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens was home to four generations of the Austin family. It opened as a public museum 1984 and is now a celebrated landmark of Toronto.
The interior of the museum, from draperies and wallpapers to furniture and lighting, represents the original era with family artifacts and authentically reproduced materials. The museum now educates visitors about how Torontonians and the Austins lived through the social, political and economic upheavals of that transformative era.