Black Creek Pioneer Village

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Location

1000 Murray Ross Parkway Toronto, ON M3J 2P3 Get Directions

Amenities

  • Accessible Features
  • Gift Shop
  • Snack Bar
  • Strollers
  • Baby Change Stations
  • Wheelchairs Available Free of Charge

Activities

Black Creek Pioneer Village is more than a collection of buildings and artifacts. Here, you will become immersed in the lifestyles, customs, and surroundings of early residents who built the foundations for modern Toronto and Ontario, at a crossroads community village typical of those found in the Toronto area during the 1800s.

NEW AT THE VILLAGE!

Black Creek Nightlife

montage of images from black creek nightlife program Thrilling new adventures await you at the Village! Check out these unique experiences in our one-of-a-kind setting:


UPCOMING EVENTS

THE BLACK CREEK EXPERIENCE

As a living history museum, Black Creek Pioneer Village offers one of the richest heritage experiences in the Toronto area. In the buildings and surrounding gardens and farmyards, you will find historical interpreters and tradespeople in authentic period dress, who will demonstrate and explain for you how people lived, worked and played in mid 19th century rural Ontario.

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR VISIT

map of black creek pioneer village
Village Map. CLICK TO VIEW FULL-SIZED

Explore the Village

Let your curiosity be your guide as you explore the landscapes, buildings and the lifestyles of 150 years ago. Don’t forget to ask the interpreters lots of questions along the way.


Historic sightseeing at black creek pioneer village

Drop by the Demonstrations and Special Activities

Every day, Black Creek offers demonstrations and activities that showcase rural Ontario life in the mid-1800s. So be ready to join in and ask questions. You will receive a schedule at the admission desk when you arrive. Find out what’s on.


tinsmithing demonstration at black creek pioneer village

Take a Guided Tour

For those looking for a structured visit, knowledgeable guides are available to take groups on planned tours through the Village. To book your tour guide contact Visitor Services at 416-667-6295. (20 person minimum)

Enjoy Nature

The green landscapes, farm animals, historic gardens and slower pace combine to create a country serenity in the middle of the city. It’s a great place to escape the concrete jungle and savour the seasons.


historic sightseeing at black creek pioneer village

Go Shopping

We are thrilled to stock many items to enhance your visit to the village — or to entice you to visit just the gift shop!  We have village-made items including hand-woven rugs and tin items from our tinsmith as well as beautiful, useful brooms!  Also always in stock is a large supply of old fashioned candy, felted toys and wooden games and toys for the kids. Come by to see our beautiful items from Canadian and local artisans and jewellers, many items made from recycled materials.


Black creek pioneer village gift shop

See a Performance or Visit a Festival

The Event Pavilion serves as the focal point for festivals and stage performances throughout the operating season. Check the Events Calendar for a complete list of the season’s events.

GETTING THERE: TAKE THE SUBWAY TO THE VILLAGE

Black Creek Pioneer Village is just a 10-minute walk from the new Pioneer Village subway station.


history actor in period costume at entrance to pioneer village subway station


Directions from Pioneer Village Station

  • Exit the Subway on the South Side of Steeles (the side York University is on).
  • Walk west along Steeles to Murray Ross Parkway. This should take about 7 minutes. You will pass York University’s football stadium on your left.
  • When you reach the intersection for Murray Ross Parkway you should see a sign for Black Creek Pioneer Village. Cross the street to the west side, then turn left and walk south for about 3 minutes. You will see the entrance for Black Creek Pioneer Village on your right.

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ACCESSIBILITY

  • The main visitors centre building is completely barrier free. There are 12 accessible parking spaces near the entrance to the visitors centre. Inside, there are two accessible washrooms as well as an elevator to access both floors.
  • Within the village, there are approximately seventeen ramps leading in to different buildings with varying levels of accessibility. The event pavilion has two additional accessible washrooms.
  • Please note: Ground conditions in the village vary and may become slippery or muddy in near freezing and rainy weather.

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