Nov-26-2012 Future of Casa Loma – Toronto Museum – Public Meeting

Date: Monday, November 26th, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Casa Loma (1 Austin Terrace)

Attendees may arrive at 5:30 p.m. for a site visit of the property prior to the
meeting starting at 7:00 p.m.


In August 2011, City Council created the Casa Loma Corporation (CLC) for the
purpose of managing the continuing operations of Casa Loma on an interim basis
until its future ownership and management direction could be determined. The
City of Toronto is now moving forward with a plan to ensure the long-term
viability of Casa Loma and the potential for a Museum of Toronto as part of the
site’s future. For more information about our progress, click [1]here. I invite
you to attend a public meeting to learn about these opportunities and give us
your feedback, vision and guidance.

We will be seeking feedback from the public in two key areas at this meeting:

  1. The future of the main building (south side of Austin Terrace)
  2. The City is seeking qualified proponents with whom to enter into a long term
    lease to operate Casa Loma as an historic attraction and special event venue. As
    the Request for Proposal (RFP) is developed and the associated evaluation
    criteria the Board is interested in hearing from the public about your
    priorities for the building and opportunities to expand on its role in
    presenting Toronto’s history. A two stage Request for Proposal (RFP) will be
    issued in mid-December 2012.

  3. The future of other buildings (north side of Austin Terrace)
  4. In early 2013 the Board will issue a Request for Expression of Interest (REOI)
    for a vision and uses for the complex north of Austin Terrace, including the
    Hunting Lodge, Potting Shed, and Stables. At this public meeting input will be
    sought on the REOI, where Respondents will be asked to consider the feasibility
    of including a Museum of Toronto in their proposals.

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