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.
• Great Hall: With a 60' high ceiling, this room is a focal point of Casa Loma. Note the sculpted figures adorning the pillars.
•Library: The herringbone oak floor pattern creates different shadings from each end of the room. On the ceiling is Sir Pellatt's Coat of Arms.
•Dining Room: Lined with circassian walnut, the Dining Room was originally separated from The Library by unique panelling.
•The Conservatory: The floor marble is Italian but the side panels are Ontario marble. Steam pipes kept the flower beds warm in the winter.
• Serving Room: Also used as a breakfast room, this room contains original Pellatt furniture.
• Peacock Alley: Modelled after a passageway in Windsor Castle the walls are oak and the floor was teakwood.
• Sir Henry Pellat's Study: The mahogany panels conceal a secret door on either side of the fireplace.
• Smoking Room: Quiet games of chess or cards were enjoyed here.
•Billiard Room: Sir Henry and E.J. Lennox, the architect of Casa Loma, recorded a long running game of billiards in this room.