In a tweet recently, it was announced that Prince Harry will be visiting Toronto in early May.
Prince Harry will visit Toronto on 2nd May to mark the launch of the countdown to the 3rd Invictus Games in September 2017 @InvictusToronto
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 6, 2016
While the prince will only be visiting a short time, The Observer has rounded up some places he should add to his itinerary.
1. Casa Loma
Meaning Hill House in Spanish, it is nestled in the hills of a midtown Toronto. Though not nearly as impressive as Buckingham Palace, it is a historic castle in the city. It was commissioned by Sir Henry Mill Pellatt in 1911. Visitors can tour the venue’s museum.
2. Royal Ontario Museum
Often referred to as ROM, this popular fixture features world-class art, culture Toronto history. It’s the largest museum Canada, drawing more than one million visitors every year.
Museum subway station is named after the ROM, and since 2008, it has been decorated to resemble the institution’s collection.
3. Royal Alexandra Theatre
Visitors can watch a play at the oldest operating theatre in North America. The theatre is named after Queen Alexandra, a Danish princess, who is Queen Elizabeth II’s great-grandmother. Prince Harry could visit a site named after someone if his family tree while watching Kinky Boots, a musical currently on stage.
4. Fairmont Royal York
Opened in 1929, this upscale hotel retains original features such as hand-painted ceilings and travertine pillars. It’s close to the CN Tower and the Harbourfront Centre. Fairmont Royal York has maintained a tradition of Afternoon Tea since it opened. Tea is served on fine china along with hand-crafted sandwiches and pastries, something Prince Harry could appreciate.
5. Princess of Wales Theatre
A few blocks away from the Royal Alexandra Theatre, lies its sister theatre pays homage to the Princess Diana, Harry’s late mother. He could have a moment to remember his mother at this attraction located in the heart of the city’s entertainment district.
6. Royal Conservatory of Music
The Royal Conservatory of Music, branded as The Royal Conservatory, is a music education organization and performance venue headquartered in Toronto. It was founded in 1886 by Edward Fisher and sponsored by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. In 1947, King George VI incorporated the organization through royal charter.
7. Meet the Toronto Marlies
Though the ice hockey team doesn’t have any games scheduled around the time of Prince Harry’s visit, he could meet the team named after his relative, the Duke of Marlborough.
View a timeline of other famous royal visits to Toronto: