Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Rob Ford takes in Downton Abbey exhibit at historic Spadina Museum

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford visited the Spadina Museum for a media preview of the Downton Abbey exhibit on March 7, 2014.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

The mayor of Toronto donned a tiny bowler hat and flourished a fashionable cane as he got a sneak peek at an exhibit featuring costumes from popular period drama Downton Abbey.

Rob Ford says the popularity of the British show is drawing thousands of people to the historic Spadina Museum, which is hosting the exhibit.

Ford says the exhibition is not just about costumes, but learning about how people lived and what they went through "day in and day out."

Story continues below advertisement

"Dressing for Downton" features 20 costumes worn by characters from the television show, which Ford says he doesn't watch because he's too busy.

Spadina Museum – which is currently operated by the city of Toronto – is hosting the Canadian premiere of the exhibit from March 11 to April 13.

The museum was home to three generations of the Austin family and currently depicts domestic life in the 1920s and 30s in Toronto.

Report an error
Comments

The Globe invites you to share your views. Please stay on topic and be respectful to everyone. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.

We’ve made some technical updates to our commenting software. If you are experiencing any issues posting comments, simply log out and log back in.

Discussion loading… ✨