The Keg Mansion- One of our favorite restaurants is located at 515 Jarvis Street is the historic Keg Mansion.
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, this strikingly beautiful Toronto landmark Mansion was a private residence built by A.M. McMaster in 1867 on land owned by his uncle Lord William McMaster.
Keg Mantion EntranceLater purchased by the Canadian Massey family famous for founding Massey Ferguson, the world’s largest manufacturer of farm machinery, and famous for Vincent Massey, Canada’s first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada. The mansion was the home of the Massey family until 1915 when it was bequeathed to University of Toronto’s Victoria College.
Among the many uses over the next 50 years the mansion was an art gallery, a radio station, and the notorious home of the Bombay Bicycle Club who’s advertisement stated their establishment was “ideal for the type of person who has absolutely no inhibitions or is interested in losing what few he has left”!!
In 1976 The Keg restaurant chain purchased the mansion and using master craftsmen skillfully refurbished this Toronto landmark to its original elegance and transformed it into their prestigious flagship restaurant.
Keg Steak and LobsterThe Keg is a Canadian restaurant chain specializing in quality steaks and seafood. The mansion provides a number of individual dining rooms, each with its unique décor. You’ll enjoy a delicious meal, first class service, and a taste of Toronto’s history as an appetizer!
All guests are invited to explore the mansion and enjoy the many portraits of the people who have made this house famous as well as the many photographs of early Toronto and the house itself over a century ago.
The Keg Mansion provides a great location to compliment it’s sophisticated fare and ambiance for Toronto tourists and locals alike! Over the last century and a half either as a residence, film location, or restaurant the mansion has been visited by King George and Queen Mary, members of Canada’s political elite, Alfred Hitchcock, Cher, Telly Savalas, Lindsay Wagner, Lee Majors, Tony Curtis, Tom Selleck, Cheryl Ladd, and Kevin Bacon.