City Cider 2017!
Presented by Not Far From The Tree and City of Toronto Historic Sites
at Spadina Museum (285 Spadina Road)
Sunday, September 17th, 2017
12 to 5 pm – rain or shine
$10 in advance | $15 at the gate | Free for children under 12
Admission includes museum entrance!
About City Cider
City Cider festival is an all-ages urban harvest celebration, nestled in a heritage orchard in Toronto, presented by Not Far From The Tree and Spadina Museum. This annual event features live music, delectable eats, freshly pressed cider, a hard cider bar featuring Ontario cideries, magic for the little ones, field games, and so much more! All proceeds from the event support Not Far From The Tree’s Toronto based fruit picking and sharing program.
Spadina Museum Tours Included!
Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens is a 55-room mansion restored to the interwar era. Built in 1866 and occupied for over a century, Spadina was home to three generations of the Austin Family.
Today, Spadina Museum interprets the interwar period through a rich slate of guided tours, school programs, special events, changing exhibits, lectures and workshops. Visitors can explore a Toronto home authentically restored to the 1920s and 30s, complete with original artwork and furnishings. Wallpapers and textiles have been carefully reproduced to allow visitors to step back in time, seeing the home as it was between the world wars, a transformative period that dramatically changed Toronto. The house is surrounded by six acres of beautifully restored historic gardens and orchards.
The museum opened to the public in 1984 and is one of 10 City of Toronto Historic Sites. Toronto’s Historic Sites engage visitors, inspire passion, challenge ideas and connect the past to the present.
Spadina Museum Historic House & Gardens is wheelchair accessible and there is an elevator that accesses all levels of the museum.
Food & Drink
Participating Ontario Cideries and Brewers
Buy your ticket in advance online and you’ll be guaranteed a FREE souvenir mason jar for all your cider drinking needs! Pay at the gate and you’ll have to pay a little extra to get your mason jar – so why wait?
Taste unique eats from some of Toronto’s top chefs and restaurants, some made using fruit harvested within city limits and picked by the chefs in conjunction with Not Far From The Tree!
The Birchwood Kitchen
NFFTT BBQ and Apple Fritters
…and Local Food Trucks!
*Food & drink tickets will be available for purchase on event day.
We’re so excited to feature live performances from some very talent local artists!
Fun for kids including children’s songs, potato sack races, face painting, and more!
Orchard tours, arborist experience for kids, and art-making.
Take a close look at an observational bee colony, a traditional printing press, and much, much more!
To further highlight and celebrate the local harvest, we host cider pressing in the apple orchard, a hidden gem of the local food landscape. Providing one of the most popular activities at the event, adults and children alike can try our old fashioned, hand-cranked apple cider press and enjoy the fruits of their labour!
For the first time we will be welcoming local artisans and companies to our event. Alongside our community partners, they will help make our Community Marketplace and fun spot to visit and learn!
Community Partners: St. John’s Ambulance, York University Bee Research, Live Green Toronto, LEAF, Science Riot Grrls, FoodShare, Toronto Beekeepers Co-op
Vendors: Crosswind Farms, Jarred, GFox Gems, Birdhouse Designs, No7 Hot Sauce, Renewal by Andersen
…WITH MORE TO COME!
For a detailed 2017 Sponsorship Package, or any other Sponsorship inquiries please contact: email@example.com
Plan your visit to the City Cider festival by TTC, GO Transit, walking, or driving.
By Bike: Type your starting point here
Parking: Casa Loma, George Brown & Toronto Archives.
*City Cider cannot guarantee parking spot availability or rates.
Our annual urban harvest celebration is taking place on Sunday, September 17th, from 12-5pm at Spadina Museum (285 Spadina Rd.). The event is sure to be awesome, but we can’t do it without amazing volunteers like you!
If you are interested in becoming a part of the team, please fill out our registration form, and we will be in touch shortly to confirm details. We look forward to seeing you at City Cider!
The Cider Squad is looking for outgoing volunteers to help us press delicious apple cider at our City Cider celebration and at various outreach events this summer.
No experience making cider? Not to worry! Training will be provided. For more information and details on how to apply, click HERE
Check out more of our photos from last year’s event here