2015 Events

Various dates through May, June and July

Meet the Curator







June 1 through Labour Day: Teahouse Restaurant is open for business


Jubliee Catering ( www.jubileepavilion.com) looks forward to seeing you at the Teahouse this summer season, operating from 11:00 to 5:00pm, 7 days a week. Reservations are HIGHLY encouraged at 905.725.9708 or from  June 1 through Labour Day 905.433.4312




Victory Garden Party- June 13 & 14  (10am – 4pm)

 Historic fashions, cars, music, & fun bring the WWII era to life.    500, 000 vehicle

Dress in 1940s style for a chance to win prizes!  Share a favourite recipe in  1940s recipe exchange!

Indulge in luncheon fountain-side!



OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStroll the nationally-significant heritage gardens!

Ration tours of the mansion, in the WWII significant rooms, with specific WWII interpretation.

  Free Admission to the Gardens




Canada Garden Days – June 19, 20, 21



The Durham Master Gardeners will be at Parkwood on Saturday, June 20 with their programming for Garden Days at the Estate. Watch this space for their program of events/workshops for the day.     MGOI-logo240x160-newest




McLaughlin Day Weekend- August Civic Holiday: August 1, 2, 3

In Oshawa, the August Civic Holiday is McLaughlin Day. Our programming to celebrate the legacy of the McLaughlin Family is our ever popular, and often requested Basement Tour Program Basement tours do not require pre-booking and will be available from 10:30 to 5:00pm. Admission is $10.00 per person, regardless of age. ($11.30 with the HST)

Just like most homes, the basement at Parkwood is used for storage, and a few offices, but when the McLaughlins were in residence the basement was the industrial plant for the mansion; laundry facilities, the cannery, the boilers, the wine cellar, etc. all resided in the basement, along with the hustle and bustle of domestic staff that worked the specific areas. The basement tour interprets these areas of the house, along with information Parkwood has collected over the years though our oral history collection program. Stairs are required to access the basement areas of the estate.

2015 Dates- August 1, 2 and 3 10:30 to 5pm

Jo-Ann Hayden Basement Tour