HOLD THE PRESSES
Downton Abbey Garden Party to be held on June 23 – dance the Charleston on the lawns of this historic house -see website below for details
A short and sweet post this week just to get this wonderful nugget of Toronto sightseeing “òut there“
For all die-hard Downton Abbey fans, this is a real treat.
On Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings until the end of June, historic Spadina House has joined forces with Vision TV (who run the Downton Abbey series) to present a Downton Abbey focussed event.
Just as the Downton Abbey series focused its start of season with the “goings-on on” “Downstairs” so this tour starts in the servant`s quarters of the newly opened 3rd floor and moves through the house giving fans the chance to compare the fictional world of the television drama and its characters with the real life stories of the Austin family who resided in Spadina House during the same period. There is plenty of time for discussion and Crawley- Austin family chat
Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. until the end of June.
And when you’ve had your Downton Abbey fix, you can explore other facets of this beautifully preserved manor and its gardens which were restored to reflect the art, decor and architecture styles from the 1860`s through to the 1930`s, This coincides with the occupation of the house by the Austin family with fine examples of the prevailing styles within that period namely Victorian, Edwardian, Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Colonial Revival.
Over and Out