Gibson House Museum
As part of the City’s COVID-19 response, all City-operated museums are closed until further notice. Select museums are offering exterior tours and CampTO programs. Stay up-to-date on all changes to City services.
Return to a home you never knew you missed with a visit to Gibson House, a 19th- century farmhouse hidden between the high rises of North York. Step across the threshold and back in time to the 1850s kitchen. Feel welcomed by the warm aroma of freshly-baked bread, wood smoke and beeswax.
Explore how David Gibson – Scottish immigrant, land surveyor, farmer, politician and rebel – shaped a community, a city, and the province.
Gibson House offers visitors an opportunity to taste, smell and touch history in a way that few other museums can. Let your senses come alive in this engaging historical family home. Gibson House recognizes the complex colonial history and, beginning in 2021, will be working with Indigenous partners and staff to tell this story through an Indigenous lens.
Time-ticketed HistoricTO tours at Gibson House Museum is pay-what-you-can, with a suggested donation of $10.
Hours of Operation
Wednesday to Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Limited free parking (accessible via Gibson House Lane, from southbound Yonge Street only)
- Nearby paid parking
- Public washrooms
- Special needs: Partial accessibility (second floor in the historic house not accessible; visual guide book provided for tours)
- No food services on site. Fast food and restaurants nearby on Yonge Street
Gibson House Museum is north of the North York Centre subway station. Walk north on the west side of Yonge St. along Park Home Avenue to our new entrance, just west of the new Menkes condominium. For specific TTC route and schedule information call 416-393-4636 (INFO) or visit the TTC website.
Gibson House Museum, a red brick Georgian Revival farmhouse, was acquired and lived in by the Gibson family in 1829. David Gibson was a land surveyor who helped map early Toronto. Wanted by the government for participating in the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837, Gibson was forced to flee to the United States where he and his family remained for 11 years. On their return to York County, the Gibsons built this beautiful home and once again became active members of their rural community.