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Take the Scenic Route: Opening the Doors to the Early1900s at Spadina Museum


Meet Albert Austin, a self-made man, and his wife, Mary, a charitable socialite with feminist leanings. Their lives unfolded in the early 20th century on a beautiful estate just north of the young city of Toronto, steeped in privilege and wealth. Their happy family life was shattered by the Great War leaving two of their children shell-shocked and another a victim of the tuberculosis epidemic .

Join Harris and Walker as they take the scenic route and tour the exceptional Spadina Musuem, a mansion built by the Austin family and enjoyed for several decades beyond. Learn of the lives lived within these storied walls, both upstairs and downstairs during the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression, as they played out in the shadow of their famous neighbour, Sir Henry Pellatt of Casa Loma.




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