Applewood-James Shaver Woodsworth Homestead Foundation

Type: Museum

This foundation administers the historic homestead of James Shaver Woodsworth, leader in social reform and founder of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation.




The building, moved in 1980 to avoid demolition, serves as an example of the architecture of 19th century farmhouses in this region.


The interior of the homestead has been restored and furnished in the Victorian period of 1870-1890 (e.g. furniture and personal effects such as desks, china dolls, roll top desks, kitchen appliances).

Public Programming:


A tour of the main floor rooms and basement, with a slide presentation of the big move and restoration of the homestead.

Tours can also be tailored to a group’s interest, (i.e. J.S. Woodsworth, historic buildings, pioneer life, the Shaver Family, etc.).

Visitors may drop in and staff are available to answer questions.

Volunteer/Internship/Placement Opportunities:


Address & Contact Information:

450 The West Mall,
Etobicoke, Ontario
M9C 1E9

Phone: 416-622-4124

Hours of Operation:

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

By Appointment       Saturday and Sunday

Key Words: settlement, agriculture