June.2017

346 Davenport: Casa Loma Spotlight

06.07.2017
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Exploring a historic part of the city within reach of 346 Davenport

By now you know that 346 Davenport lies in one of the most sought-after locations in Toronto. Sitting neatly at the intersection of Yorkville, The Annex, Summerhill, and Casa Loma neighbourhoods, where else would you rather be? This week we dive into the historic Casa Loma district and highlight a few of the must-visit spots in the area.

Casa Loma

Completed in 1914, Casa Loma is deeply ingrained in Toronto's history. With beautiful estate gardens and unique architecture this grand attraction brings in over 350 000 visitors every year. The castle's feature point is the Great Hall which has an eye catching 60-foot-high ceiling with artistically sculpted pillars. A few doors downs is the enormous library, complete with herringbone oak floors and Sir Pellatt's Coat of Arms painted on the ceiling. Casa Loma is a special piece of historic Toronto that you'll want to spend a day exploring.

Casa Loma1 Austin Terrace

George Brown College

Proudly featuring over 70 different programs to choose from, a state of the art gym, a library with all the needed necessities, and cafeteria with lots of different choices of food, George Brown Casa Loma Campus is a hotspot for both young students and those continuing their education. The location of this campus makes it extremely accessible as it has become a staple in the neighbourhood.

George Brown College Casa Loma Campus 160 Kendal Ave

Flor Desa

Exquisite fine dining influenced by Southern European cuisine is why Flor De Sal is a restaurant people flock to. They focus on creating heart-warming meals made with quality ingredients grown right here in Ontario. The Braised Veal Osso Bucco and Bacon-Wrapped Monkfish are unique dishes that draw attention to their authentic culinary style. Flor De Sal is a special stop for anyone looking to explore some unique and adventurous cuisine and an outstanding atmosphere.

Flor Desa501 Davenport Rd

Sir Winston Churchill Reservoir

Open space, tennis courts, trails, playgrounds, the Sir Winston Churchill Reservoir has it all. A beautiful place to spend a sunny afternoon, the perfect picnic spot can be found among the endless variety of trees and plants. With fresh green grass and tons of open space, this quiet oasis within the city is the ideal place to spend a day outside.

Sir Winston Churchill Reservoir301 St. Clair Ave W

Big Crow

Big Crow is a backyard-style BBQ joint you're sure to love! This covered outdoor restaurant features lengthy food-hall style communal tables, and a laid-back atmosphere that will have you eating with your hands in no time. The dishes at Big Crow are conducive to sharing, as are the cocktails, which can be ordered individually or by the pitcher. This popular mess-hall restaurant seats about fifty at once and will serve you simple, yet delicious BBQ favourites that will leave you more than satisfied!

Big Crow176 Dupont St