BLACK CREEK: TORONTO’S VERY FINE PIONEER VILLAGE

BLACKCREEK2       It will soon have its own subway stop.  Steeles West station has been re-named BLACK CREEK PIONEER VILLAGE.  This is one of the best heritage villages in Canada – even if it is surrounded by urban development on all sides.  A living tribute to the TORONTO Region’s pioneering roots, the Village contains architecture dating as far back as the 1790’s.

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BLACK CREEK PIONEER VILLAGE consists of 40 buildings considered to be amongst the oldest in TORONTO and its surroundings.  Inside several of them, interpreters and artisans in period costume describe life as it was lived in pioneer Canada.  Well worth your time.

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BLACK CREEK PIONEER VILLAGE is open daily from May 1 to December 23.  It’s located in TORONTO’s north-west end, at 1000 Murray Ross Parkway near the intersection of Jane Street and Steeles Avenue.

GETTING THERE BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT – subway to FINCH STATION, then take the Steeles bus #60 westbound; or from JANE SUBWAY STATION use the Jane bus #35.

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