Should Casa Loma open a retro supper club and dance hall?
Casa Loma needs $20 million for external repairs, and because the castle only nets about $1 million a year from entry fees and rentals, no one is quite sure how to raise the necessary funds. Rob Ford, who generally likes the idea of selling things, floated the idea of putting a “For Sale” sign up on the front lawn after the city took over the stewardship of the property from the Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma last year. But Trelawny Howell, great-grandniece of Sir Henry Pellatt, the Toronto titan who built Casa Loma, has a more swinging vision for raising money: turn the mansion into a venue with a theatre, an exhibition space, a jazz supper club and a dance hall, like it had back in the day. Sounds like fun—though probably not $20 million worth of fun. [Toronto Star]
6 thoughts on “Should Casa Loma open a retro supper club and dance hall?”
This magnificent building should not be idle at any given time. First of they should have a upscale restaurant which would generate much needed funds opened all year round. A cafe and tea house & special desserts would be a welcome vision to enjoy this landmark. With the magnificent rooms in this castle they should be renting them out for weddings & venues such as proms & other milestone celebrations. The grounds are vast & they can rent plotts out to people in the community as community gardens. I think I should apply to be on the board of this landmark!!!!!
I am sure if they need someone who is stupid, trite or immature you’ll be first one they’ll call. Stay close to the phone.
I am sure if they need someone who is vapid you’ll be the first one they’ll call. Stay close to the phone.
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