Casa Loma (Spanish for “Hill House”) is a Gothic Revival style mansion and garden in midtown Toronto, that is now a historic house museum and landmark. It was constructed from 1911 to 1914 as a residence for financier Sir Henry Pellatt. The architect was E. J. Lennox who designed several other city landmarks. Due to its unique architectural character in Toronto, Casa Loma has been a popular filming location for movies and television.
“A Like Vision”: The Group of Seven at 100. In commemoration of the centenary of their first exhibition, over 280 of the Group’s finest pieces from the permanent collection will be on display. The McMichael Canadian Art Collection stands alone as the only publicly funded fine art gallery in the nation that focuses on Canadian art and the Indigenous art of our country, both historical and contemporary. The permanent collection consists of over 6,500 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Métis, Inuit and contemporary artists who have contributed to the development of Canadian art.
Includes: morning visit to Casa Loma, noon luncheon at “The Duke of Cornwall Restaurant”, followed by an afternoon visit to see the special Group of Seven Exhibit while exploring all the galleries at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg.
Tour departs: Stayner Arena (with a minimum of 10 passengers) at 7:15a.m., Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 8:00a.m. & Tour Office at 8:30a.m.