Conrad Black's Toronto mansion officially up for auction

TORONTO - An auction for the Toronto home of former media baron Conrad Black has officially opened.

The 23,000-square-foot mansion in the tony Bridle Path neighbourhood was listed on March 8 with an estimated value of $21.8 million.

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The property, which sits on a 6.6-acre lot, boasts nine-bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and two two-storey libraries. It also has a separate caretaker suite, a converted coach house guest apartment, an indoor swimming pool, a billiards room and a chapel for meditation.

The sale of 26 Park Lane Circle is being managed by New York-based Concierge Auctions and Re/Max Realtron Realty Inc. agent Barry Cohen. No other details were provided about the auction.

The home has entertained many high-profile guests, including Margaret Thatcher, Richard Nixon, Elton John and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

It was first built by Black's father, George Montegu Black, and has been in the family for 65 years.



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