Luxury living in Toronto for The Davies residents is more than just living downtown; it’s about experiencing an enriched lifestyle of learning. Just under 1.5 kilometers away from the exemplary Davies condo downtown is Canada’s largest museum of world cultures and natural history. For decades, the Royal Ontario Museum has provided the perfect backdrop for families weekends and a sanctuary for academic and science enthusiasts for courses and lectures.
The Royal Ontario Museum first opened its doors on March 19, 1914, a project funded both by the province and the University of Toronto. The McLaughlin Planetarium opened in 1968 as a result of a $2 million gift from Canadian automotive magnate Colonel McLaughlin and provided decades of star-watching wonder until it closed in 1995. Most recently, the ROM launched a multi-million dollar revitalization plan in 2001 that included notable team members including Vanbots Construction Corp, Haley Sharpe Design and Studio Daniel Libeskind whom is also known for their work on the One World Trade Centre in New York and Jewish Museum in Berlin. After a challenging construction phase of the new co-existing prismatic structure to the original ROM building, the architecturally stunning Michael Lee-Chin Crystal was unveiled to a kick off celebration in the summer of 2007 with an energy-filled performance from award-winning musicians and a dramatic lightship of vibrant colours with the icon including a dramatic lightshow against the quintessential Toronto skyline.
Here’s a few of our favourite reasons as to why residents of new condo developments in Toronto should visit the Royal Ontario Museum:
Four fantastic activities for everyone in the family at the Royal Ontario Museum
Friday Night Live at the ROM: Are you a young professional looking to schmooze or seasoned business professional looking to show a client to an interesting Torontonian night on the town? Friday Night at the Rom – referred to #FNLROM on social media – will be right up your metropolitan-mixer alley for residents of The Davies. Partygoers can dance and grove to DJs and local musicians (Like Francesco Yates) for a bar and bumping good time. Business professionals can network and mingle in the quieter exhibits and booze-free areas over hieroglyphics, fossils and curated finger foods from hot local restaurant hotspots. Expect the crowd to be prim, proper and Yorkville posh, but loads of fun.
- Workshops, Courses and Lectures: – For the intellectually provocative Torontonian, the Royal Ontario Museums offers a great a great selection of programs, tours and even bus excursions for adults. Experts in the field of natural history, archaeology, world art and contemporary culture at the ROM will engage you in lecture, events and thought-provoking discussion with like-minded individuals. Perfect to plan ahead for a weekday evening, perhaps after a light dinner at your favourite restaurant or gastro-pub nearby The Davies luxury condos.
- Current and Upcoming Exhibitions: At the Royal Ontario Museum, there is always a new exhibit on display or an upcoming one that should be on your radar to check out. Their social media feed on Facebook is another way to stay up to date on upcoming events and features, as well a glimpse into the fascinating past.
- Fun for the Family: Ready to inspire your infant’s imagination and sense of wonder? Check out the all Royal Ontario Museum’s collection of Kids Junior programs designed to guide you through the ROM’s collections through the eyes of a child. Multi-week tours with the ROM’s Early Learning Educators are perfect and accessible to all participants for the ultimate educational parent and tot-learning hands-on experience. Other themed programs and weekend include March Break Day Camps, Summer Camps, Mom & Me programs for parents and caregivers and “Family Fun Weekends” featuring multi-week themed weekends in additional to popular the ROM Kids Sleepovers allowing visitors to after-hours access, late night snacks, Karaoke PJ Party and morning continental breakfast. A night with bat caves, mummies and dinosaurs? What more could a child ask for?
With a selection of Toronto’s best private and public schools in the neighbourhood, luxury living at The Davies condos nearby the Royal Ontario Museum is perfect for individuals and families looking to enrich a life-long journey of learning for generations to come. Contact The Davies sales office at 416 873-0862 for more details on this boutique condo overlooking the Robertson Davies Park.