What do Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Mike Myers, and Gilda Radner have in common? Aside from being great comedians, they all got their start at Second City in the Old Fire Hall. Laugh at impromptu wit and cutting satire at these sensational shows. And don't miss the post-show improvement when audience suggestions influence the hilarious direction of the show. The club also has merchandise for sale and club facilities can be rented as well. Various dinner packages can be availed at the club prior to the show. This is one of the most famous comedy clubs in Canada!
Built over three years beginning in 1911, Casa Loma was born of the lofty ambitions of the Canadian financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt. Inspired by the castles of Europe, Pellatt sought to employ the formidable resources at his disposal to build for himself a grand chateau in the heart of Toronto; an abode truly befitting the aspirations of the magnate. Built in the Gothic Revival style, Casa Loma appears to have sprung from the pages of a fairy tale, replete with hidden passages and generously adorned with exquisite art. The castle features 98 lavishly decorated rooms and is surrounded by a beautiful estate complete with its own conservatory, gardens, and stables. The Great Hall's sculptured pillars, the Conservatory's stained glass ceiling, the Library's impressive cache of books, and the subterranean tunnel to the stables outside are just a few of the many treasures that define the estate. Pellatt's triumph was short-lived, however, his businesses buckling in the aftermath of World War I, forcing him to sell his home. Today, Casa Loma is a museum and popular event venue.
The Scotiabank Arena is a stunning event facility overlooking Lake Ontario. Boasting of a standing capacity of close to 20,000, this arena delights spectators with its state-of-the-art interior and a gigantic video screen that ensures an obstruction-free view of the game. The place is used for a variety of sporting events ranging from basketball to lacrosse, but the it is at its euphoric best when hockey heroes Toronto Maple Leafs are at the center.
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.
The Opera House attracts some of the best music performers in the city. It is worth the trip to check out who's playing at a venue where bands go out of their way to perform. The place has an underground feel with a sound reminiscent of catacombs, but the environment has a charge in the air that boosts any concert. No food is offered, but the bar is fully stocked with all your rock-and-roll needs. Ticket prices vary.
The Mod Club Theatre is an intimate performing arts venue and a hip nightclub in the heart of Little Italy. Known to host some well-curated concerts by noted musicians, it also boasts of an eclectic program of top city DJs who spin peppy tracks across hip hop, electronic music, pop and rock genres. Local and international bands perform at the Mod Club and as the night progresses, the town's night owls start ushering in and groove to the foot-tapping retro, Brit-rock and electronic beats.
The Toronto Reference Library is a part of the Toronto Public Library system, and is one of the largest public reference library in Canada. Operating since 1977, the library provides all the modern amenities expected from a library such as wireless internet, computer use etc. It also includes an art exhibition area, special programs for children and event spaces.
The 519 is a church community center that has been established to support the LGBTQ community. The main aim of this center is to teach the youth and citizens in the vicinity of the LGBTQ community. You can actively participate in the various events that are organized for the same. Other activities offered here are education, training, sports, and recreation. They also offer rental spaces for private events.
Being housed in the historic Somerset House does not deter Wellesley Fox & Fiddle from embracing noveau concepts. Rather this pub offers a perfect blend of old world charm and new age trendiness. With 13 beer varieties to choose from, beer lovers will have no complaints; it also serves excellent food that is much better in taste and flavor than your regular pub fare. However, highlight of this place being its heated patio that is the best spot especially during winters. You can sit here and catch the latest sports matches on the large screen. And, before you tag it as a sports pub rethink! It has its own karaoke sessions, DJ parties and so forth. For event updates and other details, check website.
Situated in the Royal Ontario Museum, this theater's state-of-the-art setup is hired for various plays, live performances, lectures and other museum-related events.