THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT CELEBRATES CASA LOMA’S FAMOUS STAINED-GLASS DOME

COIN2      A new silver collector coin has been unveiled, celebrating the McCausland dome in CASA LOMA’s conservatory.  The coin, covered in translucent and opaque enamel, will sell for about $130.  Only 7500 are being made.  CASA LOMA was built between 1911 and 1914.  Operated by the City of TORONTO, the castle remains one of our city’s most popular tourist attractions.

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STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHS OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO BY ROOFTOPPER RONNIE YIP

Taken during last winter’s frigid cold, after a climb up 60 flights of stairs with heavy camera equipment, at -20 degrees C with high winds, these images by RONNIE YIP capture our city at its spectacular best.“We ended up overdressing for the occasion.  The climb was tough – I thought I almost suffered a heat stroke, having to carry all that camera gear, and wearing a heavy parka, two layers of sweaters, and very tight long johns.  In the end, the incredible towering views were well worth the effort.” – RONNIE YIP     Ronnie Yip’s websites: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronnieyip/ and . . . . .  http://www.ronnieyip.tumblr.com