Todmorden Mills Heritage Site features a group of historic buildings set in the scenic Don Valley that were once part of the small industrial community of Todmorden. The historic site exemplifies the changing human and natural history of the Lower Don Valley over the past 12,000 years. A 9.2 hectare wildflower preserve with a walking trail adjoins the museum site where a number of natural habitats can be explored, including upland and bottomland forests, dry and wet meadows, swamp lands, and a pond.
Todmorden Mills consists of two historic millers’ homes, a Brewery building dating from the 19th century, and the renovated Papermill Theatre and Gallery.
Visitors can learn about the lives of Toronto workers portrayed in two historic homes that were recently restored to the 1890s and wartime 1940s. The site offers ongoing programming including tours, exhibits, kids programs, special events, and school trips. The facilities are also available for event rentals throughout the year.