Bronte Historical Society

Site: Bronte Historical Society

Service: Sovereign House

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-825-5552
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Primary Contact Thomas Appleton, President; Phone: 905-617-7011; Email:
Alternate Contact John Leard, Property Manager
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Fundraising ; Fees - rental
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) An historical home constructed by Charles Sovereign between 1825 and 1846 
* occupied by one of Canada's famous authors, Mazo de la Roche, from 1910-1915 
* saved from demolition by the Bronte Historical Society in 1988 and the Town of Oakville  
* moved from its original location on Shoreline Dr to Bronte Bluffs Park 
* copy of the Sovereign journals, which contain detailed insight into the construction of the house, is available on location  
* owned by the Town of Oakville 
* operated as a heritage display centre for local history by the Bronte Historical Society 
* showcases artifacts related to the builder, the lifestyles of the 1800s and Bronte Harbour 
* rotating exhibits and surrounding gardens cultivated in the 1910 style with lakeside walkways 
* Art On The Bluffs, showcase of local artists, hosted in the North Wing of Sovereign House 
Rental Facilities 
* North Wing available year round for meetings  
* capacity 45 people  
* fully accessible  
* air conditioned  
* small patio with garden  
* parking
Hours Season opens May 29, 2019 
* Wed, Sat, Sun 1 pm-4 pm - May-Oct * closed Thanksgiving Sunday 
* Wed by appointment Nov-mid-May
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility No restrictions
Application No application required for admission
Languages English
Fees Service - rental fees ; Admission - donation
Site Information
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
Sovereign House
7 West River St
Oakville, ON L6L 6N9
View Google Map
Intersection Bronte Rd and Lakeshore Rd W
Physical Access Partially Accessible - upper floor is not accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Arts / Culture ; Community Programs
HCSD Sub Heading Historic Preservation ; Meeting Space
Service Categories Historic Preservation ; Meeting Space

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