Redpath Sugar Museum

Type: Museum

The Redpath Sugar Museum was established in 1979 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of what is today the oldest sugar refining company in Canada.


Public Programming:


  • Current production methods of sugar crafting as practiced at the Toronto facility.
  • The world-wide distribution of the sugar industry.
  • Transportation and distribution systems for sugar (including scale model road and rail vehicles).
  • Sugar packaging from around the world public display.
  • Origins of sugar cane and its use in the ancient world.
  • The spread of the sugar industry around the world.
  • The growth of the New World sugar industry.
  • The social influence of sugar in society from the 13th – 19th Century.
  • Early technology of sugar refining (sugar cane manufacturing).
  • Early attempts at the development of a Canadian sugar refining industry.
  • Corporate history
  • The modern sugar industry.


Pre-booked tours, of variable length, are offered at no charge to adult groups of 10 – 50 individuals, according to the schedule of the tour group. The programme follows the same pattern as that used for senior school age groups.

For groups of less than 10 people or casual visitors the museum is made available on a self-guided tour basis following a brief introductory orientation session.

Following an initial video presentation and introductory session, groups of up to 50 students and supervisors are taken on a guided tour through the museum.


Upon request, an external speaking engagement can be arranged for groups, organizations, and societies using slides and selected artefacts from the archives and reserve collection.

Volunteer/Internship/Placement Opportunities:

Address & Contact Information:

95 Queen’s Quay East
Toronto, ON
M5E 1A3

Phone: (416) 933-8341

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday, 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon, 1.00 p.m. – 3.30. p.m. Please call or mail ahead to ensure that the curator is available for the time and date you wish to visit.

Key Words: business, industry