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Casa Loma

September 7, 2011

Casa Loma, Toronto

At the peak of his power it is said that Sir Henry Pellatt controlled as much as 25% of the Canadian economy. To showcase his great wealth he built what was at the time the largest residence in North America: Casa Loma, a 98-room Gothic revival style castle set on a hill in midtown Toronto. By the end of his life, Sir Henry had lost everything and his great castle almost came to ruin. Saved and restored by the Kiwanis Club in 1937, the great residence is now open to visitors. It is also one of the few houses which permit interior photography . . .

Lady Pellatt’s suite is the largest in the house:

The aptly named Round Room:

One of five guest suites:

The Oak Room:

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