Casa Loma Advisory Committee hears from the community on the future of Toronto’s castle|
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At a meeting held June 7, The Casa Loma Advisory Committee (CLAC), heard from a
large group of current users and potential users on the future of Casa Loma.
The meeting was part of CLAC’s independent review of Casa Loma.
The stakeholders meeting included presentations from Ron Kanter, Chair of CLAC,
on the highlights of the community consultation process to-date and the details
of the operations and restoration of Casa Loma.
Ken Hanson, of the Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma and Lou Seiller, Director of
Marketing for the castle, provided a briefing on activities at the castle while
Charles Hazell of Taylor/Hazell Architects provided details on the architecture
and plans to restore the building.
The discussion with the community focused on the value of Casa Loma to the
people of Toronto and the opportunities to strengthen or improve the City’s use
of this asset.
CLAC was established by the City in the spring of 2004. It has a mandate to
promote and facilitate community support for the restoration and revitalization
of Casa Loma, advise and comment on the development of Casa Loma to meet
community aspirations and highlight Casa Loma’s potential as a public asset.
Casa Loma is a designated heritage site that is owned by the City of Toronto
and operated under a Licence Agreement by the Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma,
Further public consultation about the future of the castle will occur later
this year or in 2006.