Toronto Island's antique carousel has been sold to the US

Jul 21 2017, 8:44 pm

Toronto Island’s antique carousel has been sold.

The staple at Centreville, Centre Island’s theme park, will be moving to the Carmel in Indiana as part of the US city’s redevelopment plan.

The carousel, which  includes 31 horses and 21 other animals, including a lion, tiger, giraffe, reindeer, zebra, four ostriches, four boars, four cats and four rabbits, will reportedly cost Carmel $5 million to purchase and install it at its new home.

According to the City of Carmel, the hand-carved Denzel carousel was built in 1907 and is one of about 150 left in the world. It’s been at Centreville since 1966. Carmel plans to install the carousel in a central location so families can enjoy the ride, although at this time, the location is not confirmed.

The City says that the carousel will contribute to the economic development strategy of creating a high quality of life for both residents and visitors.

Toronto Island is not fully operating as of yet due to the recent flooding, which has impacted its local economy.

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