Admission

Adults: $5.00

Children (Under 16): Free

Members: Free

Hours of Operation

Sharon Temple Museum and other heritage buildings:

  • May to October: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday – 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday – 10 am – 7 pm
  • Office Hours: Tuesday to Friday – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Group Bookings & Visitor Information: 905-478-2389 or info@sharontemple.ca

 

Outreach

Education

Group Tours

Directions

Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum 18974 Leslie Street Sharon, Ontario L0G 1V0

From Toronto: Take the 404 North. Exit on Green Lane. Go West on Green Lane to Leslie. Head North on Leslie to Mount Albert Road East. Turn Left at the East Gwillimbury Civic Centre to enter the Sharon Temple parking lot.

From Barrie: Take the 400 South. Exit on Highway 9. Go East on Highway 9 to Bathurst Avenue. Turn Left on Bathurst Avenue to Green Lane. Turn Right on Green Lane to Leslie Street. Head North on Leslie to Mount Albert Road East. Turn Left at the East Gwillimbury Civic Centre to enter the Sharon Temple parking lot.

Public Transit

The site is accessible by a variety of public transit options. The most direct is:

The VIVA has a direct line from Finch Station to the Newmarket GO Bus Terminal. From the Newmarket GO Bus Terminal, take the Route 50 bus and get off at the Mount Albert (Stop #2576).

Parking

Free parking available on-site

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HISTORY

In the Upper Canada of the 1820s, in the Village of Sharon, a small community known as the Children of Peace crafted, with simple tools but consummate skill and artistry, a dramatic architectural testament to its vision of a society founded on the values of peace, equality and social justice.

The centrepiece of their activity was The Temple. Completed in 1832 and restored in 2011, it is now part of the Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum, which encompasses eight historic buildings in a 4.5 acre park like setting. In 2006, the Toronto Star named the Sharon Temple one of the 10 most architecturally important buildings in Canada.

The Sharon Temple represents many things. To some, it represents one of the finest and most unique examples of Canadian architecture. To others, the Temple stands as a beacon to the values that Canada has become known for around the world; those of equality and social justice. And still to others, the Temple represents the importance of preserving our past so that future generations may learn from it and be inspired by it.

To learn more: http://sharontemple.ca/about/