Idlewyld Inn

36 Grand Avenue, Old South
Saturday: NOT OPEN, Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Category: Returning Site


Built in 1878 for Hon. Charles Smith Hyman, this Queen Anne design features heavily ornamented gables. The original Idlewyld property stretched all the way to the Thames River. Inside much of the original woodwork has been carefully restored showing concealed shutters, hand carved mantles and handsome pocket doors. Since its initial construction, Idlewyld has experienced five additions including the ballroom on the eastern wing that hosted the last birthday of Sir. Wilfred Laurier.

DO London Experience

Walking through the front doors of Idlewyld and you will quickly feel as though to have stepped into the past. Enjoy a guided tour showcasing the original rooms and the subsequent additions. End the tour with tea and cookies served in the original parlour.

Interior & Exterior – Photography and Filming Permitted; Tripod Not Permitted

  • Fully Accessible
  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided Tours Available