In 1847, an Alsatian immigrant, John Kline, built his mill on the banks of the Humber to grind the local settler’s grain.
In its agricultural heyday, commemorated with the village’s annual Binder Twine festival, Kleinburg’s hotels and harness shops served the needs of the local farmers as well as others passing through on their way to town. Nowadays Kleinburg is noted as the home of the magnificently sited McMichael Canadian Art Collection and as a village that has sacrificed none of its 19th century charm to the nearby city.
The Doctor’s House itself dates back to 1867, the year of the Confederation. It earned its name being home to a succession of medical men, the last of whom, Dr. Thomas Henry Robinson, practiced here for 52 years.
A new chapter in the house’s history opened when a restaurant was built on the property in 1974. A major rebuilding and expansion program was completed in the spring of 1993. It was at this time that four finely appointed banquet rooms and a chapel were added to the original building.
Summer 2012 has witnessed another revitalization of The Doctor’s House with its introduction of the newly renovated Country Fare & Great Hall event spaces.
We invite you to experience an atmosphere where the past is remembered, the present is celebrated and the future is as close as your next visit.