2015 Events

Various dates through May, June & 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



Saturday, July 11: Hamlet at Dusk





Driftwood Theatre returns to Parkwood NHS on Saturday, July 11

for more info on the performance, please visit the Driftwood Theatre site at http://www.driftwoodtheatre.com/shows/



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








Woodland Disco & Glowfest: Friday, August 14

6:30- 11p.m.

Create memories with family and friends! Taking place in the heart of Oshawa at Parkwood Estate, this brand new, free and family-friendly event features a D.J. disco dance party, glow art, children’s crafts and activities, interactive art activities, and art installations presented by the local arts community.

Once the suns goes down, marvel over the beauty of historic Parkwood Estate and gardens all aglow. Experience our glow-in-the-dark wonderland, awash with hula hoops, roaming buskers, a glow mural, and glow face painting.

Prepare to be amazed!

Woodland Disco and Glowfest is presented by the City of Oshawa in partnership with community organizations including:

  • Space Invaders
  • Oshawa Art Association
  • Parkwood Estate
  • Oshawa Community Health Centre
  • Robert McLaughlin Gallery
  • Oshawa Community Museum
  • LivingRoom Community Art Studio



 See You In September Event: September 17



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Culture Days :  September 26 & 27

The Legacy of John Lyle, Architect


Heritage, Architecture — Discussion

Parkwood NHS presents the Legacy of John Lyle, Architect, in conjunction with Lyle’s grand-daughter, Lorna Harris.
Lyle was the architect who designed the McLaughlin Formal Garden, the Art Gallery with the dropped fluorescent lights, Art Deco Bedroom, and the family mausoleum.
On Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, Parkwood will be offering free “Lyle” interpretive tours, looking at his work and spaces, along with casual meet and greets with Lorna.
Our program offering runs from 1:30pm to 4:00pm
* the general house tour program is an additional cost