History of KCCL


The Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma, originally known as the Kiwanis Club of West Toronto, earned its name for saving the abandoned Casa Loma in 1937 and turning it into one of the premier heritage tourist attractions in the City of Toronto. For 74 years, the Club cared for Casa Loma and used a portion of its management fees to fund an extensive program of community services. In 2013, Liberty Entertainment Group gained operation of this estate and established a very supportive working relationship with the Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma.

Our service projects are guided by the Kiwanis International motto, “Serving the children of the world”.

Since the Club’s chartering on July 26, 1921, the membership has changed. However, what remains constant is the respect, fellowship, and generous spirit of our members.

The Objects of Kiwanis

Every member was inducted with the Objects of Kiwanis as the guiding principles of our organization and as a framework to fulfill our obligations as a Kiwanian. This is the foundation of how to be a successful member.

  • To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the material values of life.
  • To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
  • To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
  • To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
  • To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.
  • To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and good will.

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Make a Difference in Your Community

If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of others, please reach out. We are always looking for volunteers to assist with our community projects.