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Black Creek Pioneer Village

Black Creek Pioneer Village
Black Creek Pioneer Village is located in Toronto
Location of the museum in Toronto
Established 1960 (1960)
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates
Type historic site
Website .ca.blackcreekwww

Black Creek Pioneer Village is an open-air heritage museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, just west of York University and southeast of the Jane and Steeles intersection.[1] It overlooks Black Creek, a tributary of the Humber River. The village is a recreation of life in 19th-century Ontario and gives an idea how rural Ontario might have looked in the early-to-mid-19th century. The village is a regular destination for field trips by schoolchildren from the Greater Toronto Area. It was opened in 1960 and is operated by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.[2]

B. Napier Simpson, Jr. 1925-1978, a restoration architect in Ontario devoted his professional life to raising public awareness of the importance of heritage conservation including the Black Creek Pioneer Village project.[3]

Contents

  • Collection 1
  • Affiliations 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Collection

The pioneer village consists of over forty 19th century buildings, decorated in the style of the 1860s with period furnishings. It is operated by historical interpreters and craftspeople housed in the restored buildings. The site also features historical re-enactments and visiting artisans. Buildings include Dalziel barn, period houses, the original Stong Family farm buildings, a water-powered grist mill, a general store, a blacksmith's shop along with over 10 other trades buildings, a hotel, a church, and a one-room schoolhouse. A core of buildings built by the Stong family are on their original sites, while others have been moved in from across Southern Ontario.

The majority of the buildings were moved from their original sites (notably the large Halfway House and Mennonite Meeting House), and some re-built on their current locations. The board and batten blacksmith shop was originally built in the 1850s in Nobleton.[4] The gunsmith shop was built in Bolton, and the Taylor Cooperage building was built in the 1850s in Paris.[4] The weaver shop is within what was originally a Temperance Hall built in Kettleby in 1850 by the Sons of Temperance.[4]

Affiliations

The Museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada.

See also

References

  1. ^ "TTC names new subway station for Black Creek Pioneer Village".  
  2. ^ "History". Black Creek Pioneer Village.  
  3. ^ "Plaque Information - B. Napier Simpson, Jr. 1925-1978". Online Plaque Guide.  
  4. ^ a b c Mika, Mike; Mika, Helma; Thompson, Gary (2000). Black Creek Pioneer Village: Toronto's Living History Village. Dundurn.  

External links

  • Official website


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