As you enter the main dining room, you are enveloped by a rich tapestry of expensive marquetry, antique lighting and stained glass, beautiful oil paintings and statuary. The 18th century stained glass panels were salvaged from a Belgian church that was destroyed in WWII. Antique mirrors add rich ornamentation and reflect the interesting artifacts and alluring lighting.
One of the Octagon’s most impressive features is the massive, hand-carved mahogany mantle and over-mantle surrounding an Edwardian faux finish polished slate fireplace. This mantle was rescued from the E.D. Smith mansion in Grimsby, ON. The ornate Victorian mantle clock was a gift from E.D. Smith’s grandfather.
The lovely private dining rooms also features a spectacular antique, stained glass ceiling and are ideal for quiet meetings or intimate gatherings.