Visit Canada's Majestic Castle, Casa Loma, and step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendor. The former home of Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt, Canada's foremost castle is complete with decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables and beautiful 5-acre estate gardens (open May through October).
Just over a mile from our Hyatt hotel sits the 1822 mansion of Sir William Campbell, a Loyalist and sixth chief justice of Upper Canada. Campbell House is the oldest remaining building from the original town of York and is a classical example of Georgian architecture – a rare find in Toronto.
St. James Cathedral
All are welcome at this stunning early English Gothic-style Anglican cathedral. St. James owes its existence at least in part to a group of American Loyalists who joined with a group of British immigrants to found the congregation.
The principal seat of the Catholic archdiocese of Toronto, St. Michael's is another 19th-century neo-Gothic structure built between 1845 and 1848.
The Village is an example of a typical crossroads community found in the Toronto area during the 1800s. As you explore 40 restored heritage homes, shops & gardens, history will come alive as interpreters and artisans in period dress help you discover how settlers lived, worked and played.
This base was established by Lt. Gov. John Graves Simcoe in 1793 to defend "little muddy York," as Toronto was then known. Today, Fort York is home to Canada's largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings. Located less than four miles from Park Hyatt Toronto, the Fort is open year round and offers a number of services, including tours, exhibits, period room settings and seasonal demonstrations.
Situated in downtown Toronto, Mackenzie House is a Greek Revival row-house, which was purchased by the community for Mackenzie who was the first Mayor of Toronto, an outspoken newspaper editor and leader of the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion. Explore the museum, the recreated print shop and gallery featuring changing exhibitions.
At the northern end of University Avenue, with University of Toronto buildings to the east and west, lies Queen's Park. Embedded in its center is the rose-tinted sandstone-and-granite Ontario Legislature Building. The Legislative Assembly of Ontario offers a number of tours for an unforgettable look into Ontario's history and heritage.