Step back in time as you explore the former estate of Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, a prominent Toronto financier, industrialist and military man. An unabashed romantic, Sir Henry engaged the noted architect E.J. Lennox to help him realize a life-long dream - the creation of a 'medieval' castle on the brow of a hill overlooking Toronto. Begun in 1911, it took 300 men nearly 3 years to complete and cost $3,500,000 at that time. Sir Henry enjoyed Casa Loma for less than 10 years before financial misfortune forced him to abandon his castle home. We hope you enjoy this intriguing legacy of an extraordinary Canadian.
• The Stables: The horse stalls are constructed of mahogany and the floors are covered with Spanish tiles.
• Carriage Room and Garage: Featuring an Automotive Exhibit featuring vintage automobiles from the early 1900’s
•The Estate Gardens: Renovated by the Garden Club of Toronto, the 5 acres surrounding Casa Loma feature formal perennial borders, sculptures and fountains. The wooded hillside showcases wild flowers and ferns plus dramatic rhododendrons and decorative grasses.
•The Secret Garden: The Secret Garden gets its name from the perimeter fieldstone walls and cedar hedge that surround it. The area has a cottage garden feel due to the mixed plantings of shrubs and perennials and lush roses cascading down from the Arbour.
•Potting Shed: A large room where past and present Casa Loma gardeners plant material for use throughout the grounds.