The Royal Canadian Mint has immortalized Toronto’s Casa Loma with a 1oz. silver coin. The coin emulates the McCausland stained glass dome that graces the conservatory of Toronto’s historical Casa Loma.
Nick Di Donato, president of Liberty Entertainment Group, was on hand at this special event to share in the festivities at this historical moment. “Casa Loma has been hosting millions of guests with its arts and cultural events in the conservatory,” Donato said, “and it’s only appropriate that the coin is a tribute to the dome that is part of the fabric of Toronto.”
The silver Casa Loma coin, the second of five in the “stained glass” series, has a face value of $20 and is being sold for just under $130 by the Royal Canadian Mint. Only 7,500 will be made.
Casa Loma stands like a beacon of old world charm and history. The Gothic Revival style home was under construction from 1911 to 1914 and was owned by businessman Sir Henry Pellatt. Today, the property is owned by the city of Toronto but is leased to Liberty Entertainment Group, helmed by Di Donato. He spoke about big plans for continued restoration and events tied to the Toronto International Film festival. Symphony In The Gardens will continue into the fall and a new café is now open to the public.
— BY PARM PARMAR (twitter: @parmiep / blog: www.planetblueadventure.com)
Adam Waxman is an award winning travel journalist focusing on food, wine and well being. As well as an actor in film, television and formerly, the Stratford Festival, he is the Associate Publisher and Executive Editor of DINE and Destinations magazine.