444 York Avenue

May 26, 2018 & May 27, 2018
Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

The Vaughan Street Jail 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 Boulevard. Tours depart every 15 minutes, running for 50 minutes with a maximum 60 people. This building does not require pre-registration.