Casa Loma

One of Toronto’s most popular tourist attractions, Casa Loma was built over the 3 year period from 1911 to 1914 as a residence for financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt. The house was said to cost over $3 million at the time, and was Canada’s largest residence, at 98 rooms, including an elevator, grand ballrooms, and an oven large enough to cook an ox. This spectacular Gothic Revival mansion fell on hard times during the Depression, and in 1933 was ultimately seized by the City of Toronto for $27,303 in unpaid taxes. It has been operated since 1937 by the Kiwanis club, and has become a popular site for small concerts.

Honest Ed’s and Mirvish Village

Ed Mirvish, a classic entrepreneur, brought huge gifts to Toronto, from his famous bargain store to his investments in the Princess of Wales theatre. You will be astonished to visit his Honest Ed’s Bargain Centre, just 8 minutes walk south of us, on Bloor Street. Close by is Mirvish Village, a quaint collection of shops and restaurants, offering everything from Sichuan to Southern cooking to delight your palate.

Little Italy

We are just a 20 minute walk from College Street, and its diversity of shops and fine Italian bars restaurants. Enjoy the night scene Italian style, or taste of some of Toronto’s finest restaurants.

Toronto at Large

A quick walk to 2 subway stations puts you anywhere in downtown Toronto. For shopping and recreation, you can take in the Eaton Centre, Dundas Square or Harbourfront, with a ferry ride across the harbour to the Toronto Islands. For the lovers of art and history, you will want to see the new Art Gallery of Ontario, or the Royal Ontario Museum, all a short subway ride from the Rose Garden.