Mandate and Responsibilities

Casa Loma Corporation was established by City Council in June 2011 under the authority of Section 148 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006and Ontario Regulation 609/06. Casa Loma Corporation is incorporated under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario), with the City of Toronto as its sole shareholder. The mandate of the Corporation is to manage the day-to-day operations of Casa Loma and ensure operations are stabilized so a future direction can be established by the City.

The Board of Directors is responsible for supervising the management of the business and affairs of the Corporation, including the following specific activities:

  • management of the day to day operations of Casa Loma;
  • marketing;
  • financial administration including budgeting;
  • management of third party contracts for matters such as catering, security, parking and caretaking;
  • retention and hiring of staff, including senior staff; and
  • stabilization and incremental improvements to the interior features and programming.

Board Size and Composition

The Board of Directors consists of 5 members who are appointed to serve by virtue of their positions:

  • the General Manager of Economic Development and Culture or their designate;
  • the Chief Corporate Officer or their designate;
  • the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer or their designate;
  • the Director of Museum and Heritage Services or their designate; and
  • the Chief Executive Officer of Exhibition Place.


The General Manager of Economic Development and Culture, or their designate, is the Chair of the Board. If the Chair is not present at a Board meeting, a chair will be chosen for that meeting from amongst the Directors present.


The Board meets about every two months or at the call of the Chair. Board meetings are open to the public, except for meetings or parts of meetings where a subject matter is being considered that is set out in section 190 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006.


No remuneration is paid to Board members.