City to re-open the PumpHouse Museum July 20

July , 2021

The PumpHouse Museum will re-open on Tuesday, July 20 for pre-booked small group tours and children’s educational programming.  This is in response to Step 3 of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen and includes the following offerings. 

Small Group Tours 

  • Inside: Museum tours including Refuge Canada exhibition, on loan from the Canadian Immigration Museum at Pier 21 in Halifax. 
  • Outside: Ontario Street Walking Tour, exploring the fascinating history of Ontario Street.  

To book either of these tours, visit  

Children’s Educational Programming  

  • Super-Duper Engineer  - (ages 0 – 4) 
  • Bravery to Belonging: A Journey – (ages 5 – 9)   
  • Conscious Quest: Canada’s Refugee Response – (ages 9 -13)  

To book these youth programs, visit

“We are excited to be able to reopen the PumpHouse under Step 3 of the Province’s reopening plan. We have been looking forward to sharing the exhibition Refuge Canada while ensuring the safety of our visitors and staff remains our first priority. We have modified our cleaning and tour processes and look forward to welcoming people back to enjoy small group tours and educational  experiences.  We are especially pleased to be able to share Refuge Canada, which is a unique exhibit that provides insights into Canada’s place in the global refugee crisis,” says Jennifer Campbell, director, heritage services. 

Details about the Museum’s safety protocols can be found here