Happenings @ Berkeley Castle


Changes are coming to Berkeley Castle at 250 The Esplanade

In the next few weeks, construction will begin to upgrade the entrance and lobby of 250 The Esplanade. The upgrades are designed to meet the current day accessibility requirements and make after hours access easier and more secure.

The primary changes will involve widening the entrance doorway, installing new double doors and grading the outside walkway area.  Along with the new doors, a new key fob entry system will be installed.   

The construction will affect only the Lobby at 250 The Esplanade, (not the Main Lobby at 2 Berkeley Street).  There will be times when access to that lobby will be limited or inaccessible.  During these periods, access from outside will be via the stairwell door located by the East Gate.  If you, any of your staff, or guests have mobility issues, that makes climbing stairs difficult, please let us know as soon as possible.  We have made alternate arrangements for access, but you, your staff or guest will need to be accompanied by one of our staff.

The exact scheduling, and dates are not yet determined.  The entire project is expected to be completed by the Christmas holidays.  We will be posting directional signage at the west gate and in the courtyard to direct people in the right direction.

We will keep you posted as details become available.  



St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre


Adjacent to Berkeley Castle, the “Rec. Centre” has squash courts, a small weight room, swimming pool, meeting rooms, and a wide variety of fitness, swimming and recreational programs.

226 The Esplanade

Toronto, ON


Berkeley Street Theatre


As Canada’s largest not-for-profit contemporary theatre company, CanStage is committed to the creation and production of the best contemporary theatre in the English-speaking world, attracting the best artists and plays in Canada, and promoting Canadian productions in international markets.

26 Berkeley Street

Toronto, ON M5A 2W3


St. Lawrence Market


Over 50 specialty vendors await you in the centre of the historic St. Lawrence neighborhood.

92 Front Street East

Toronto, M5E 1C4


Staples – Business Depot


Canada’s largest supplier of office supplies, business machines, computers, office furniture and business services for the small business and home office customer.

250 Front St. East

Toronto, ON M5A 1E9


The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre


Home of COC’s administrative offices, rehearsal spaces and the Imperial Oil Opera Theatre. The Canadian Opera Company (COC) is the largest producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Under its General Director Alexander Neef, the company enjoys an international reputation for artistic excellence and creative innovation.

227 Front Street East

Toronto, ON M5A 1E8


Toronto Police Service 51 Division


Non Emergency 416-808-222

Built in 1899, the former West Gas Purifying House at 296 Front Street East, is a heritage designated structure. The main west house building, plus two ventilation shafts on the north side, were retained and fully restored to provide a unique setting for this modern community oriented police facility. The schematic design of the station features the main public entrance to the heritage building on Parliament Street. A public space (community room and amenities) is on the Parliament Street side. The interior of the public access area is highlighted by the spaciously open ”West Bays” and south elevation celebrating their full height for public enjoyment. The second floor within this structure is pulled well back from the south and west elevations so the windows remain unaffected.

51 Parliament Street

Toronto, ON M5A 2Y5.


The Distillery District

Local developers have embarked on an ambitious experiment, building a downtown neighbourhood from scratch. In December 2001 Cityscape bought the 44 vacant buildings (and the cobblestone private roads that run between them) that once made up the Gooderham & Worts distillery and have since set about creating a pedestrian village out of the 13 acre complex bounded by Mill, Parliament, Cherry and Lakeshore. The distillery is now also the proud home of the Mill Street brewery and of the Young Centre for the Performing Arts and the acclaimed Soulpepper Theatre.