Black Creek Pioneer Village : Michelin's recommendations
This 12ha/30-acre re-created farming community evokes the traditions and architecture of Ontario's rural past. Opened in 1960, the village comprises 40 buildings, including 5 from the original farm established between 1816 and 1832 by Pennsylvania-German settlers, and a collection of 19C structures moved to the site. Upon exiting the orientation centre, visitors enter mid-19C Ontario. Set among abundant greenery and dirt roads flanked by wooden sidewalks and split-rail fences, the ensemble exudes a bygone-era charm, marred only by the din of the nearby freeway and the sight of neighbouring high rises above the trees. The restored buildings are appointed with furnishings characteristic of the 1860s. Highlights include the tinsmith shop; the Stong farm; the Half Way House, a spacious white inn with a two-tiered veranda; Roblin's Mill, a handsome four-storey water-powered stone gristmill; and the printing office, complete with a working flatbed press. Costumed guides demonstrate traditional 19C crafts and trades.
- Address : 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy. CDN - Toronto ON M3J 2P3M3J2P3Toronto
- Phone : 4167361733
- Website : http://www.blackcreek.ca
- Prices : $12
Opening hours :
- Open May-Jun Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:00pm, weekends 10am-5pm. Jul-Sept daily 10am-5pm. Oct-Dec Mon-Fri 9:30am-4pm, weekends 11am-4:30pm. Closed Dec 25, 26.