Submitted by David on Jun, 13
Scale Model of Scadding Log Cabin
Scale model of Toronto's oldest existing house and building in the city, built in 1784.
How is this object or story important to you?
In 1879, the York Pioneer and Historical Society dismantled, moved and re-errected John Scadding's 1784 home on the grounds of what is now Exhibition Place. It originally sat near what is now Queen Street and the Don Valley. Mr. Scadding was one of Ontario's first public servants and a friend of John Simcoe, Ontario's first Leiutenent Governor.
What does it add to the story of Toronto?
The city grew so fast. We are fortunate that we are one of the few cities in the world that has one of its very first buildings, still existing. It is also the oldest continually operating museum in the city.
How did you acquire it?
The YPHS commissioned the scale model in 2010 from a professional model maker.