A cross-section of Toronto history, layered through centuries of
industry and art, Todmorden Mills is full of contradictions: At
times a beloved natural space and a hotbed of industry, Todmorden
has been home to people of all backgrounds: from Indigenous Peoples
to nineteenth century industrialists, from wandering brickyard
workers to entrepreneurial women forging a new path in
male-dominated industries. Get a glimpse into young families living
through the changes of the late Victorian era and hear about a
labour camp from the Second World War. Discover Todmorden’s two
historic houses and see how people carved out a living in a valley
that was often unforgiving.
Accessibility note: Helliwell House is not accessible by wheelchair
and the 1940s Cottage is accessible through an uneven and inclined
terrain. The Papermill Building which houses a gallery and theatre
is fully accessible.
Plan Your Visit
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