Hi! today was the annual Doors Open event for Toronto. We always try to go to a few places every year and learn all about the interesting history of the people who created this city.
The first place we visited was the Cornell Campbell House. A man named William Cornell settled here in 1799 and was one of the people who cut out the main road at the time. The property is beautiful with many period pieces such as a chair with a very detailed designed carved into it. There was also a hand pump that was used to get water out of the well.
We were told that this barn was also the original one, but there was no public access to it at the moment.
We then went to the Scarborough Historical Museum.
These houses were well preserved and showed what life was like 150 years ago. One of the houses here belonged to a descendant of William Cornell.
We came across a woman making cookies on an old stove, from a recipe almost 200 years old. They were so tasty! Notice the tea and coffee warmers. I guess even then people needed something to get them going in the morning.
Look at the items on the shelf. Many of these are still used today. I guess there are some things that time can't change.
We encountered this bike in the workshop. After a long, sweaty day of riding, a nice refreshing bath was in order for the pioneers.
We were so lucky to get some fantastic weather. It made the day even more enjoyable. Looking forward to seeing some other wonderful places next time. See you soon!