Applewood is the birthplace of James Shaver Woodsworth who was an exemplary Member of Parliament and social reformer. This charming 1850's farm house was saved to preserve his legacy and is a fine example of early Canadian architecture.
Applewood is available to rent for small business meetings and intimate gatherings,
Please note that catering is not provided by the Homestead.
We always welcome visitors to the old house. Most times, drop ins are fine, however, if you would like a tour of the house, please call us in advance and we will be ready for you. We rent the house on Saturdays and Sundays for weddings and gatherings and therefore cannot accommodate drop ins on those days.
Would you like to support the preservation of Applewood Shaver House? Start by considering a Membership in the James Shaver Woodsworth Homestead Foundation. For only $25.00 per year (tax deductible!), you'll receive our periodic newsletter, "The Almanac", and the pleasure of joining other history-minded members to shape our future at the Annual General Meeting. Just click the "More" tab at the top of this page and fill out the downloadable membership form.
Do you seek more ways to become involved in Applewood? Read on!
If you have an interest in seeing our award-winning perennial beds flourish and ideally live in the vicinity of west Etobicoke or Mississauga. A major part of Applewood's appeal is the beauty of the gardens around the house as the setting for wedding and family photographs. Dropping by once or twice a week to see what needs attention would help greatly. Spring planning and fall close down are part of the annual cycle of Applewood's grounds.
Does your green thumb crave the satisfaction of a real down-to-earth experience? Do you enjoy making things grow, as Thalassa Cruso used to say on PBS? If you live near central-west Etobicoke and can come by once or twice a month, we'll provide the guidance and tools to express yourself in green. The garden coordinator needs helpers and our flower beds need you too!
If you're already a member of the JSWH Foundation,and are looking to be more involved in the operation and future of Applewood. If you have an interest in historic buildings, combined with a desire to work with others in the goal of preserving this circa 1850 home. The Applewood Board meets once a month for a two hour meeting but there are also 6 community events per year that we organize at the Homestead. Many hands make light work!
Call us at 416-622-4124 or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about getting involved.