Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Casa Loma--Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Casa Loma is definitely something to see while in Toronto. In 1911, Sir Henry Pellatt drew up plans for his dream castle. It took 3 years and cost $3.5 million to build. He had made a lot of money by founding the Toronto Electric Company, enjoying a monopoly on supplying street lighting to the city and having stock in the railroad and other companies. Eventually Pellatt went bankrupt, largely due to him losing his monopoly of electrical power when public ownership of electricity was allowed.

The castle is beautiful. It has 98 rooms, secret passageways, and underground tunnel, stables, gardens, etc.


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