City-operated museums are beginning to re-open. Select museums are offering guided tours and activities. The Montgomery’s Inn’s weekly farmers’ market is open. Stay up-to-date on all changes to City services.

Explore Toronto History Museums’ Art and Artifact Collection featuring 150,000 artifacts and 3,000 works of art.

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 wood smoke and beeswax.

Explore how David Gibson—Scottish immigrant, land surveyor, farmer, politician and rebel—put his mark on 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 settler colonial history and, beginning in 2022, will be working with Indigenous partners and staff to tell this story through an Indigenous lens.

Admission

HistoricTO tours:

  • Adults $7.08 plus HST
  • Seniors (65+ years): $6.19 plus HST
  • Youth (13-18 years): $6.19 plus HST
  • Children (6-12 years): $4.42

Admission for children ages five and under is free. Guests can pre-register online or purchase tickets in-person.

Hours of Operation

Time-ticketed HistoricTO tours are offered Wednesday to Sunday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Book tickets online

COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures

Proof of vaccination is not required for participation in indoor or outdoor museum programming (in accordance with the Reopening Ontario Act). Active screening, contact tracing, masking and physical distancing are in place to provide a safe museum experience for our guests and staff.

On-Site Services

  • Limited free parking (accessible via Gibson House Lane, from southbound Yonge Street only)
  • Nearby paid parking
  • 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

By Transit

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.

Location

5172 Yonge St.

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.