Symphony in the Gardens of Casa Loma
Sir Henry Pellatt proved that castles aren’t just for royalty. A business visionary, Pellatt founded the Toronto Electric Light Company in 1883, lucratively purchased stock in the Canadian railroads, and by 1901 became chairman of 21 companies. In 1911, Pellatt had amassed a fortune of $17 million and drew up plans for Casa Loma, a castle on one of Toronto’s hills. After Pellatt eventually vacated the home, it became a nightlife spot and finally the tourist attraction it is today. The landmark building still welcomes over 350,000 annual visitors who want a taste of real, old-school luxury.
On Tuesdays through August 30th, enjoy music by the Toronto Concert Orchestra in the castle’s spectacular Glass Pavilion. Doors open at 5pm, music begins at 7:30pm. The castle stays open until 10pm on these evenings. See the stars from one of the city’s most spectacular vantages. To see the lineup, click here.