Een bezoek aan Toronto's grootse kasteel en landgoed, het voormalig huis van financier Sir Henry Pellatt, is alsof u terug stapt in het Edwardiaanse tijdperk. Bij Casa Loma kunt u 98 rijkelijk gedecoreerde kamers bekijken, evenals geheime gangen, torens, en een 250-meter-lange tunnel die het kasteel verbindt met zijn prachtige stallen. Buiten ligt een landgoed ter grootte van vijf hectare, met tuinen die schitterende kleuren, beelden en fonteinen herbergen. De cadeauwinkel en het café ter plaatse bieden heerlijk eten, souvenirs en een adembenemend uitzicht.
Located near the city center in Toronto, the Distillery Historic District is a prominent area of the city where the Gooderham and Worts Distillery used to operate until 1990 CE. The distillery was touted as one of the biggest facilities in the world. After its closure, the Victorian-era buildings of the property became the Distillery District of today. Today, it houses many shops, restaurants and commercial complexes. However, the historic facade of the distillery is still intact and can be seen.
Net aan de overkant van dit trendy gedeelte ligt het Ontario College of Art and Design. Wanneer jonge kunstenaars zijn afgestudeerd en wanhopig op zoek zijn naar geld, dan brachten zij hun schatten hier ter verkoop. Binnen korte tijd schoten de kleine winkels met unieke koopwaren als paddestoelen uit de grond. Tegenwoordig kunt u er nog steeds ongebruikelijke geschenken vinden, van coole kleding tot antieke stripboeken, ofwel in één van de winkels, ofwel van de vriendelijke straatverkopers. Het is ook een hot spot voor restaurants en bars zoals het Epicure Cafe, de Rivoli en het Queen Mother Cafe.
Home to the Austin family for more than a century, Spadina House is now operated as a museum by the City of Toronto Cultural Services. Although some restoration has taken place, the original feel of the 55-room mansion has been wonderfully preserved, giving visitors a glimpse into a time when immigration increased and tabloid journalism had its beginnings (1918-1939). Rooms are also available for hire. The tour guides will make sure that the experience is thoroughly informative and educational while still being fun.
St James Park, with its 19th-century garden and splendid fountain, is the setting for this cathedral, Toronto's first Anglican Church. The Cathedral Church of St James you see today, which opened in 1853, is actually the third on the site - the first two were destroyed by fires in 1839 and 1849 respectively. Designed by architect Fredrich Cumberland, the present church includes the tallest steeple in Canada and an elaborate interior with a solid marble choir stall and stained glass windows.
With its traditional Neo-Gothic style, exquisite stained glass windows and impressive steeples and spires, St. Michael's Catholic Cathedral resonates as one of Toronto's architectural and spiritual landmarks. St. Michael's Catholic Cathedral is also well-known for its choirs, junior and senior, which perform at various services on Sunday morning. Extremely active in the community, the church has a strong Catholic Women's League and opens its doors for weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
Known as a home for the artistic people of Canada, the Studio Building was a great structure. Featuring a working studio that was of great importance in the Canadian heritage of art, the site was designated as the National Historic Site.
This is a residence facility for the students studying in Victoria University in the University of Toronto. The focus is here on co-operative living and students divide the house responsibilities amongst themselves.
An ancient rock in the city of Toronto, The Yorkville Rock is the sole remainder of the mountain range that once ran through the country. Found in Toronto's Yorkville Park, the rock is now considered a work of modern art, owing to the efforts taken to place each fragment in perfect position, to give the rock its original shape. While the rock itself might not be much to look at, the story behind it getting to this location is what makes it intriguing.
The structure of St. Paul's Bloor Street, the Anglican Church contains an old world charm with humongous white pillars, beautiful angel heads at every corner and fascinating sculptures. It also incorporates the Queens Memorial Shrine which contains a granite platform, a tablet and a golden casket within which the Book of Remembrance is placed. Stained glass rose windows surround you while the charming Font steals your attention. Also present, is the gorgeous Chapel of Good Sheppard. The Arium and Cody Hall are huge event spaces within the church and are used regularly for concerts, lectures and other programs. Check the website for further details.
An 1856 Roman Catholic Cathedral, St. Basil's Church demands a visit for being the third oldest church of the city. The regular prayer services along with choir and musical events comprise the activities conducted by the church. For further details on the church, visit their website.
The Burwash Dining Hall is the place where students of Victoria College enjoy lovely meals. This dining hall for students has been serving the college since 1913. The hall serves breakfast, lunch and dinner; more than a dining establishment it is a gathering place, where students interact with each other.