444 York Avenue
May 27, 2017 & May 28, 2017Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pmSunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
This building does not require pre-registration.
The Vaughan Street Jail at 444 York Avenue was built in 1881 by architect Charles Osborne Wickensen, and was later modified by Samuel Hooper in 1909. It is the oldest provincially owned building still standing within the City limits. There are significant local and Canadian historical figures connected to this building, and yet unfortunately, there is still no heritage designation.
Guided tours will begin on the west side of the building, facing Memorial Blvd. Maximum 60 people per tour, tours will be approximately 50 minutes in length, and tours will depart every 15 minutes.