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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Whitby > Cullen Gardens
 Name
Cullen Gardens
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 Database Info
created by Myrkur on 1/8/2007 12:55 AM
last modified by LyndsayExploration on 2/26/2018 6:35 PM
 Viewability
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
A collection of early Southern Ontario buildings align on the West portion of the property. The main building (with the bell tower) overlooks a park to the East.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy, its gone
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address
300 Taunton Road West
Whitby, Ontario
Canada
Owner: The Town of Whitby
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    There are some extremely old houses on the property which make it an interesting trip.

    It's particularily fun if you've been as a child, or at least while the place was open. Lots of nostaglia in the ar.

    A description of the miniature village:
    'It [was] more like a 1\12-scale miniature province, with meticulously detailed reproductions of 160 historic and contemporary buildings in and around southern Ontario. But it [was] not like a dull museum display because the buildings [were] grouped in villages, farms, a town and a rural resort area. There [were] little people doing things -- holding a parade down the town's main street, putting out a house fire, hunting, repairing the road -- as miniature trains clatter[ed] along their tracks and little cars pass[ed] on the highway.' - Samantha Bennet, Post-Gazette.com
     Security Measures
  • wooden boarding
  • locked doors
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1980
    Closed: 2006
     Required Equipment
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    a good attitude
     History
    Built in 1980, Cullen Gardens and Miniature Village served as a local tourist attraction for over 25 years before it was sold and closed in 2006. Beloved by children and adults alike, Cullen Gardens was a popular destination year round (AAA even listed it as a 'Gem' of Ontario).
     Media Coverage
    http://www.whitby....ins&flag=0&uid=173
    http://www.thestar...-rots-in-warehouse
     Future Plans
    The town of Whitby plans on turning Cullen Gardens into a public park. It has been speculated that the new park will be connected to Heber Down.
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     Photo Galleries
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    Myrkur's Winter Trip
    Fri, Dec 22nd, 2006
    posted by Myrkur
    23 pictures
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    Cullen Gardens houses
    Fri, Mar 23rd, 2007
    posted by whats left of the psych
    17 pictures
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    PartyPooper's Trek Through The Gardens
    Thu, Nov 26th, 2009
    posted by PartyPooper
    25 pictures
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    Houses on the move
    Mon, Mar 27th, 2017
    posted by whats left of the psych
    4 pictures


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     Web Links
    http://www.cullengardenminiatures.com/
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by 2Xplorations on 2/27/2018 1:18 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Feb 27 18 at 1:18, 2Xplorations validated this location
  • on Feb 26 18 at 18:35, LyndsayExploration changed the following: Status, Accessibility
  • on Mar 28 17 at 20:16, 2Xplorations validated this location
  • on Mar 27 17 at 18:53, whats left of the psych updated gallery Houses on the move
  • on Mar 27 17 at 18:50, whats left of the psych updated gallery picture IMG_3561
  • on Mar 27 17 at 18:50, whats left of the psych updated gallery picture IMG_3563
  • on Mar 27 17 at 18:50, whats left of the psych updated gallery picture IMG_3564
  • on Mar 27 17 at 18:49, whats left of the psych updated gallery picture IMG_3565_1
  • on Mar 27 17 at 18:48, whats left of the psych added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Mar 27 17 at 18:47, whats left of the psych created a new gallery
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