Everything's better when it's free, and for the next 30-something days, you can take advantage of a free deep-dive into Toronto's historic past. Learn more about some of the city's local historic sites by visiting 9 of its museums for FREE.
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the investment management firm Mackenzie Investments is offering free regular admission to 9 Toronto History Museums until November 30th, 2017.
The Toronto museums that make the list are Colborne Lodge, Fort York National Historic Site, Gibson House Museum, Mackenzie House, Market Gallery, Montgomery's Inn, Scarborough Museum, Spadina Museum, and Todmorden Mills.
Some of the museum highlights include the history of Toronto's first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie that you'll find at Mackenzie house. Or you can teleport to a century ago a visit the Spadina Museum, which is comprised of 55 rooms that have been completely restored to their 1920s' appearance.
And to celebrate the festivities of the Halloween season, you can check out all the creepiness that can be found at Colborne Lodge, such as this disturbing and quite disgusting "hair wreath" that was a common mourning practice in the Victorian Era. Ew.
More details on the participating museums and what historic facts you'll discover can be found here.