Graydon Hall Manor is a stunning example of the refined elegance of the Georgian period, in the heart of Toronto, far from its native English countryside. Upon entering the manor one is greeted by grand stone gateposts topped with carved stone, and stone fore-court beyond. Past the porte-cochere, the entrance hall leads to the Grand Staircase and sets the tone for the rest of the house; it creates an impressive vestibule where visitors wait to be received into the reception room, and gardens beyond. True to the spirit of the era, the manor boasts magnificent formal gardens – a most tranquil retreat from the busy city life. A 160-foot balustrade terrace overlooks the formal gardens with its manicured flower beds, 3 tiered fountains, water gardens, and an alee of crab-apple trees and flowing flower beds – a perfect setting to enjoy Champagne and hors d’oeuvres before sitting down to dine in the formal dining room.