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Exhibition Place Carillon

The Exhibition Place Carillon in 2015

The Exhibition Place Carillon (originally the Carlsberg Carillon) is a carillon located at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Canada, .


In 1974 the Carlsberg Company of Denmark (now called the Carlsberg Group) provided funding for the construction of the 50 bell carillon. The bells were cast by the Royal Eijsbouts foundry of Asten, the Netherlands. The largest bell weighs 4850 pounds and the instrument transposes up a perfect fourth from concert pitch. Four of the large bells are equipped with outside hammers to sound the Cambridge Quarters and hour strike. A unique feature of this carillon is that when the steel screen near the bottom of the tower is open, figures representing characters of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, “The Swineherd” parade from one side to the other. When the carillon was built, it was played most days of the week during the Exhibition summer season but is now rarely played.

The original plaque read: "Carlsberg Carillon presented to the Canadian National Exhibition by Carling O'Keefe Breweries August 1974 Made by Royal Eijsbouts - Holland"

The Exhibition Place Carillon console (manual and pedals) in the playing chamber in 2015

External links

  • Description of The Exhibition Place Carillon at
  • Description of the "Bandshell Park Clock" above the carillon at

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