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Help Sherlock Holmes Solve the Clockmaker Mystery at Black Creek Pioneer Village during March Break.


Media Advisory
For Immediate Distribution

This March Break Black Creek Pioneer Village will open its doors for kids of all ages to solve a mystery!

(TORONTO, March 4, 2013) There's a mystery stirring at Black Creek Pioneer Village this March Break, March 9- March 16, and the Villagers are hoping our guests can solve it! The Clockmaker is missing and so is his favourite and most valuable clock. Interact with Villagers and help Sherlock Holmes solve this mystery by finding clues throughout the Village. There are fun activities in every building where guests can use their detective skills such as disguise, observation, logic, clues, deduction and secret codes to help them narrow down the suspects and solve the mystery!

"We're excited to bring Sherlock Holmes to life in this interactive adventure at the Village," said Geri Smith, Project Manager, Black Creek Pioneer Village. "It's a unique day out where families can solve problems, collect clues, and try their best to solve the Clockmaker Mystery. We've created fun activities that will bring out the detective in everyone!"

What: March Break Mystery Fun at Black Creek Pioneer Village

• Enjoy a Free Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride around the Village
• Watch "Who's Calling?", a live puppet show
• Search for clues around the Village
• Participate in a Detective Workshop with Dr. Watson
• Create a disguise and make your own secret spy name tag
• Enjoy a variety of family friendly foods (11 am - 3:00 pm) and seasonal treats like hot cider and fresh baked cookies at the Half Way House Kitchen
• Also enjoy a special Family Tea Time

Activities are subject to change

When: March 9 to March 17 11:00 am - 4:30 pm on weekends and 10:00 am - 4:30 pm on weekdays

Where: Black Creek Pioneer Village: 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto, Ontario

• Adults (ages 15 - 59) $15
• Children (ages 5-14) $11
• Seniors (ages 60+) $14
• Students (15+ with ID) $14
• Children 4 years and under (when accompanied with a parent) are FREE
• Members Free
• Parking $7 per car/day


About Black Creek Pioneer Village
Black Creek Pioneer Village is Toronto's premier outdoor living history museum. Visitors can explore heritage homes and buildings restored to re-create an 1860s Ontario village. Historic interpreters in period dress demonstrate how villagers lived, worked and played. The Village hosts learning programs and special events that highlight local heritage and culture. The tranquil setting, rural landscapes, heritage gardens and period farm animal breeds make Black Creek Pioneer Village the perfect place to break out of the modern world and journey into the past. Located in north Toronto, Black Creek Pioneer Village is owned and operated by Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA). For more information please visit

Black Creek Pioneer Village acknowledges support from the City of Toronto, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture, The Conservation Foundation of Greater Toronto, and the public.


Media Contact:
Rowena Calpito
Black Creek Pioneer Village
416.661.6600 ext 5632