Contact Information

Office Phone 905-825-5552
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Primary Contact Margaret White, Resource Coordinator, Bronte Historical Society; Phone: 289-795-7261
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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 and the Town of Oakville, in 1988
  • moved from its original location on Shoreline Dr to Bronte Bluffs Park
  • copy of the Sovereign Diaries, 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

Season May 24-Oct 22,  Wed, Sat, Sun 1 pm-4 pm

Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility No restrictions

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
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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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