Applewood, The James Shaver Woodsworth Homestead

450 The West Mall, Etobicoke, ON M9C 1E9

Built in 1850, Applewood was moved from its original location on September 25th, 1980, to its new home in Broadacres Park. Also known as The Shaver House, it has been preserved to celebrate:

  • the pioneer Peter Shaver and his family
  • the birth of James Shaver Woodsworth in the house in 1874
  • the unique architectural features of this Ontario farmhouse

A self-sustaining facility, maintained by a charitable, non-profit foundation, it serves the Etobicoke/Toronto community as a venue for weddings, receptions, parties, educational tours, meetings and Twilight Concerts in the Park.

Canadian Society Of Sugar Artistry


The Canadian Society of Sugar Artistry, Inc. is dedicated to preserving Sugar Artistry through the sharing of information and techniques and to inspire our Members through learning opportunities.


Etobicoke Crafters Guild

President: Linda Spencer

ECG is a group formed of crafts people to provide workshops, seminars and shows for crafts people in the community.

Etobicoke Handweaver's and Spinners


The group encourages an interest in handweaving, spinning and dyeing amongst its members and in the community by providing opportunities to increase skills and artistry.

Etobicoke Historical Society

4709 Dundas St. West, Etobicoke, ON M9A 1A8

The Etobicoke Historical Society collects and preserves materials that are relevant to the history and heritage of Etobicoke. We support the preservation and restoration of historically significant properties in our community and disseminate historical information about the past by publishing a newsletter and books, holding speaker meetings, and marking historic sites. We also work with other local historical societies and groups to promote and preserve our collective heritage.

Etobicoke Quilters' Guild


The Etobicoke Quilters' Group is a welcoming group of quilters whose aim is to further interest in quilting through inspiration and encouragement.

Heritage Rugcrafters of Etobicoke

President: Ann O'Shea

The members of the Heritage Rugcrafters of Etobicoke aim to practice, promote and teach the techniques of traditional rughooking in a congenial group setting.

Humber Valley Art Club

56 Neilson Drive, Etobicoke, ON M9C 1V7

A non-profit organization, Humber Valley provides a clean & lively environment to stimulate & encourage artists in their pursuit of discovery within themselves & art. Offering multiple levels of instruction to adults, the club's aim is to experience the joy of creation through painting. Entering its 60th year, Humber Valley Art Club operates from the Neilson Park Creative Centre.

Montgomery's Inn

Museum Services: Kim Corby,

This restored Inn is an authentic example of life in Etobicoke in 1847-1850. Costumed interpreters give guided tours and tea is served daily. The Inn also provides school programs, courses for children and adults, lectures and special events. The Community Room is available for evening rentals for meetings, dinners and receptions.

The Milkweed Collective

29 Lorraine Gardens, Etobicoke, ON M9B 4Z5

The Milkweed Collective is a community of artists and teachers in several disciplines who are dedicated to practicing the arts and promoting personal growth in a community context. Milkweed has given public shows of artwork and workshops on the creative process since 1999 and has provided the program Exploring Creativity in Depth to elementary school students since 2002. The Collective was sponsored by the Toronto Arts Council and Arts Etobicoke to be Artist-Group-in-Residence at the Neilson Park Creative Centre in April-May of 2004 and is recipients of grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.


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