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
Save the Date- June 13 & 14 ( Peony Festival Weekend)
We are working on our program to parallel the Oshawa Peony Festival and will be announcing shortly.
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