Gibson House was built in 1851 and became a heritage museum in 1971, interpreting 19th-century domestic arts and rural life skills that include culinary and textile arts, gardening, and farming. This elegant farmhouse reveals the evolution of North York through the experience of David Gibson – Scottish immigrant, land surveyor, farmer, politician, and rebel – and his family. Gibson Park features an apple orchard, gardens, a public art installation, and a large granite wall etched with photos of Gibson descendants.
The museum is situated between treed parkland and pathways connecting the adjacent high-rise residential buildings to the north and Gibson Park to the south. The Gibson House Museum includes the historic Gibson family home with a modern addition.
The museum offers ongoing events and exhibits, kids programs, and school trips. Visitors can enjoy the heritage garden, board game nights, community quilt groups, or Scottish tea in one of its historic rooms.
5172 Yonge Street
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“I love visiting this old house in Toronto in the spring. The gardens have just been planted and the lilacs are in bloom. Wonderful reminders of the old Toronto, before it became an urban location.”
– Brian Barker, Keswick, ON