Pickering, ON, October 5, 2021 – The Pickering Museum Village has been voted ‘Top Small Museum/Art Gallery/Historic Site’ by Attractions Ontario.
Attractions Ontario is the authority on Attractions & Trip Motivators in Ontario, and prides itself as the voice of the industry, and the source for consumers to discover Ontario’s destination experiences.
The voting period was from July to September 2021, offering members of the public an opportunity to vote for their favourite attractions across eight different categories.
The Pickering Museum Village is a living history village, with 19 historic buildings, nestled on the banks of Duffins Creek in Greenwood, Pickering.
“This prestigious award recognizes the amazing job that staff at the Pickering Museum Village have done in reimagining what some of the programs and services should look like during the pandemic,” said Mayor Dave Ryan. “Staff and volunteers are very proud to offer our visitors a fun, educational, and memorable experience, while ensuring their health and safety through drive-thru tours, small group programs, and enhanced public health measures.”
The Museum received a number of grants in 2021, including $150,000 from the Government of Canada to develop cultural tourism. These funds supported the development of popular virtual tourism experiences, waronwhisky.ca and anneandmaud.ca. The Museum also received $144,800 to rehabilitate the Greenwood Blacksmith Shop and develop a virtual exhibit in anticipation of celebrating 175 years of blacksmithing in Greenwood in 2022.
Fall and Winter Museum programming include Haunted Ghost Walks and a new Fairy Tour. Visit pickeringmuseumvillage.ca for details.
As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.
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