Join me on a casual stroll through one of Toronto’s oldest forests. Together we’ll explore the area just west of Casa Loma, Toronto's castle on a hill. In 1910, this area was in high demand because of its grand view of the city. Wealthy industrialists competed for the finest homes by hiring the best architects. This easy walk will take you to some of the neighbourhood’s most famous houses and tell you about the characters who inhabited them.
Some of the highlights along the way include:
• Discovering the story behind the famed Neilson house and the Maclean's magazine house.
• Hearing about Marshall McLuhan and the origins of the phrase “global village”
• Finding out about the early settlers of Casa Loma
• Seeing where Ernest Hemingway got his start as a writer
• Walking along the oldest beachfront in the city
This 30 minute tour starts at Casa Loma and finishes at St. Clair West subway station.