Casa Loma, the Hill House, is the quaintest building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Sir Henry Pellatt, a rich eccentric industrialist and financier, built the palace built from 1911 to 1914. It has nearly 100 rooms, of which the entrance hall, the ballroom and the conservatory are the most impressive.
The interior decor is made of the finest and most expensive materials available at that time. The house is connected with the stables by a 244 m long underground passage.
The towers provide a magnificent view over the city. A castle after the taste of king Ludwig II of Bavaria.
Lady Mary Pellat founded the first Girl Guides in Canada. As the Chief Commissioner of the Dominion of Canada Girl Guides, she invited regularly groups with up to 250 girls into her home.
Due to financial difficulties, Sir Henry Pellatt sold Casa Loma in 1923. In 1933 it fell to the town and was turned to a museum.Among others, Casa Loma was location for movies like The Pacifier, X Men, Chicago or The Tuxedo.
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