Black Creek Pioneer Village

Historical landmarks are my favorites places to discover and Black Creek Pioneer Village is a historical treasure situated in Toronto, Ontario.  We spent the entire afternoon exploring the expanse of this place.  

Doctors House and Waiting area
Black Creek Pioneer Village is located at 1000 Murray Ross Parkway and Steeles Avenue West.  There is something for everyone here to enjoy! Like a country trail for kids which includes stops around the Village and hands-on activities for example in the Cabinet Makers shop where we found lots of kids playing and building with blocks of wood. The historical atmosphere is also excellent for large and events such as Weddings, Bridal Showers, and Fundraisers.

Top: Tinsmith  / Bottom: Blacksmith
19th century brewery and an upstairs bar
A particular point of interest is that there is actually a working mill here! A print shop and a brewery that shows visitors how to work a print press and how to make beer like they did in the 1800s!  We visited the brewery, which for $4.50 you could select 3 different types of beer from Porter, Stout and Dark Ale. I preferred the Dark Ale, as the other two were a little odd tasting.  None of the beers in the 1800s had any effervescence so they all tasted very flat, but were easier to digest with less stomach upset.
Make a visit to the 'GiftShop' before you leave
Interesting historical sign :)

Cabinet Maker and Cobbler Shops

There is a "Halfway House", the "Blacksmith", "the Cobbler", "the Town Hall", The "Mennonite Church and Meeting Hall", "The Physician's House" and several other typical homes in that era.     In fact there are over 40 historical 19th century buildings there all decorated with 1860's furniture inside.  It isn't unusual to come across an
Inside Flour Mill
historical re-enactment while visiting there and you will also see women and men dressed in 19th style clothing just walking around.  I would have loved to be able to wear those dresses!    The building is made of stone but the mechanisms are all made of wood! It's absolutely incredible and a must see!