Keg Steakhouse and Bar in Toronto was originally known as Keg Mansion. It was built in the mid 1800s and owned by a man named Hart Massey who was the founder of Massey Ferguson and Massey Hall. It was turned into a privately owned restaurant and taken over by the Keg restaurants in the mid 1970s.
Hart Massey’s daughter, Lillian Massey, passed away on the second floor. Her ghost has been seen wandering around that area. People have felt like they are being watched. There have been occasions when customers use the bathroom, they find the door keeps unlocing itself and opening.
Sounds of laughter and children playing have been heard from the upper floors when they are unoccupied. In addition, the ghost of a little boy has been seen running up and down the staircase. He sometimes stops on the stairs and looks out over the crowd of diners.
The most famous ghost is that of a maid of the Massey family who hung herself from the second floor oval opening in the main foyer. She has been seen with a noose hanging around her neck. It is believed she was an employee of Lillian Massey and committed suicide when she heard the news of her employer’s death. It is rumoured that she had an affair with one of the Massey men and she was forced to hang herself in order to keep her pregnancy a secret.
Even though the Massey family no longer owns the mansion, their ghosts still linger on. Customers dining at the Keg Steakhouse and Bar may end up getting more than just a good meal.