The Exhibition Place Carillon
   (originally The Carlsberg Carillon)


   Exhibition Place
   Lake Shore Boulevard West,
     between Strachan Ave. and Dufferin St.
   Toronto, Ontario, Canada
   LL: N 43.63201, W 79.42288
Site locator map


   Gerald Martindale   (A)
   80 Dundas Street East, Apt.1003
   Toronto, ON  M5B 2P5
   H: (416)551-5183
*Past carillonists:
   1975-76 Gordon Slater   (C)
   1980-82 Andrea McCrady   (C)


   Exhibition Place
   Toronto, ON  M6K 3C3
   T: (416)393-6000   F: (416)263-3690


   Monday & Wednesday, 1300-1400;
   special occasions during the annual
   Exhibition (mid-Aug. to Labour Day).


   Minor renovations done Summer 2001.
   Formerly listed as TORONTO - CNE;
   site of the annual (August)
   Canadian National Exhibition.
   Glockenspiel, near ground level, works
   during autoplay, with figures from
   Hans Christian Anderson's "The Royal
   Swineherd" - Danish connection with
   Carlsberg corporate donor.
   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters.
   Major renovation completed in July 2022
   by Meeks, Watson & Co.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 50 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C 48/(G) A#C 26
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1974
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: EQ4H  
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2017

The Exhibition Place Website has no information about the carillon, nor even about the location or layout of the Exhibition Place grounds. 

The CNE Website has a small map on the "Plan Your Visit" page, showing the approximate location of the Exhibition. 

The English Wikipedia article on the carillon has photos of the tower, the donor plaque and the playing keyboard.

Photo of the tower (photo and details will not display in some browsers)

Waymarking page, with 4 photos

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American concert class carillons by year of completion.

Other concert carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in ON.

Index to all tower bell instruments in ON.

   This page was built from the database on 16-Oct-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/09/29
   and on technical data last updated on 2018/05/08

(none available)

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