Last month, I attended the ``Downton Downtown`` at the Whitehern Historic House and Garden, an event that celebrated the history and character of our favourite British period drama, Downton Abbey.
Whitehern was the historic home of three generations of the McQuesten family.
We have the Honorable Thomas McQuesten--who was the Minister of Highways in the 1930s--to thank for the Ontario highways and bridges, most notably the Queen Elizabeth Highway and the Rainbow Bridge. You can read more about the McQuesten family here.
The tea-related merchandise sold by the vendors.
Visitors enjoyed refreshments and a dancing demonstration at the Whitehern garden.
A bottomless cup of tea for only $1?
Cup of tea #1
Enjoying my cup of tea with an empire cookie at Whitehern garden.
This teacup with pretty roses replaced my blue teacup after a fly decided to take a swim in my tea--one of the dangers of enjoying tea outdoors!
This photo of the Whitehern dining room was taken when I toured the home back in 2013. The silver and china tea services were part of the estate`s original contents bequeathed to the City.
You can enjoy a virtual tour (with written and audio descriptions) of Whitehern here.