Toronto’s Hidden Gems Part 1




The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres

Elgin and Winter Garden theatres tour
Go off-stage with a free guided tour of one of the world’s last stacked double -decker theatres at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre centre.
The action takes place behind the scenes with this docent-led tour of this National Historic site. Lasting 1½ hours, it includes the history and restoration of the complex with a visit to both the original and new lobbies; the elegant Elgin Theatre and the floral themed Winter Garden with its ceiling vines and murals. Check out the world’s largest collection of vaudeville scenery and the Winter Garden’s original Simplex Silent Film Projector. Thursdays at 5 p.m.; Saturdays at 11 a.m.
Adults: $12, Students and Seniors: $10 (includes HST) Cash only. No reservations required.

• Casa Loma
Take an archery class in the grounds of a Castle.
Don the arm guard, place the nock into the bow string, brace the bow and release ….. William Tell eat your heart out. A unique city archery experience back dropped by a faux gothic castle and overlooking the city and CN Tower below, this is a hands-on workshop suited to adult beginners that will afford all participants the chance to develop and hone their archery skills.
Class size is small (10 people per session) and Reservation is a must.
Other archery options are also available see website for more details
You can also do ghost tracking, watch a Shakespeare play or listen to jazz in the gardens….
See for details of all upcoming events

• Sail on an original WW2 powered Tall Ship – SS Kajama
One of three masted vessels run by the “Great Lakes Schooner Company” – Kajama is a 1930’s 3-masted schooner that now spends her autumn years plying Lake Ontario.
Whilst she initially sets off under power, once the wind picks up her sails are unfurled and she is set free to sail as history intended. For those that want to hoist a mainsail or two there is the option to participate in sailing but landlubbers can simply sit back, have a snack or a drink and enjoy the sail.
Stop press …..
The “Tall Ships” armada is coming to Toronto 20-23 June – this is an incredible sight – the masts of 15 or so vessels vying for attention with the skyscrapers of Toronto’s skyline.

Over and Out

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