A program in partnership with the Textile Museum of Canada

February 03, 2016
6:30 – 8 pm


Explore the roots of contemporary food culture in nineteenth century heritage foodways during a special visit to Campbell House Museum. Discover what the iconic contemporary comfort food, macaroni and cheese, reveals about evolving tastes, class and economic systems over time. Enjoy samples prepared by culinary historian and curator Liz Driver in the historic kitchen of the oldest remaining house from the original town of York. Highlighting an alternative to the evolution of slow food to fast food, Conscious Consumption participants will be introduced to models of food processing and local production that can help us understand issues of sustainability today.


Conscious Consumption is presented with the support of TD Friends of the Environment as well as the K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation.

December Events

We have a number of great events this December at Campbell House!

December 13 – Yuletide Revels

Photo of Campbell House with Christmas Tree at night
Door opens at 1:30 pm, performance begins 2 pm
Tickets: $25 or call 416-597-0227 x2

Experience the mirth and merriment of a Victorian Christmas vocal concert hosted by Robert Missen, featuring soprano Allison Arends, baritone Michael York and pianist Wayne Strongman. Special seasonal refreshments will be served. 


December 14 – A December Restorative

The Johnson Family Treasury: A Collection of Household Receipes & Remedies, edited by Nathalie Cooke + Kathryn Harvey
7 – 8:30 pm
Discussion by Nathalie Cooke at 7:30 pm.
Free Admission

A special event in celebration of The Johnson Family Treasury: A Collection of Household Recipes and Remedies 1741-1848! This new publication, based on a manuscript found in an archival collection, contains recipes for foods and other restoratives, plus remedies for a range of human ailments, reflecting a time when “every man was his own doctor.” Sample some sweet treats, check out a remedy for insanity, and hear a brief discussion of the book’s treasures by Professor Nathalie Cooke.
Admission is free but space is limited. RSVP to:


December 16-20 – Elizabeth-Darcy

Kate Wernberg and Hallie Burt in Elizabeth-Darcy

Photo by Dahlia Katz

Evenings December 16-19: Door opens 7:30 pm, show starts 8 pm
Matinee on December 20: Door opens 1:30 pm, show starts 2 pm
Tickets: $20 or call 416-597-0227 x2

The critically acclaimed Elizabeth – Darcy is returning “home” to Campbell House for what is becoming a seasonal tradition!
This is a love story. This is a comedy. This is two women playing all the parts. This is the Jane Austen you love with a squeeze of lemon. This is you moving through a historic home with the story. This is you getting caught up, swept away, laughing out loud.