Photographer's Note

Casa Loma (House on the Hill) is a Toronto tourist attraction and the former home of financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt and is located on Austin Terrace.
Sir Henry commissioned Canadian architect E.J. Lennox to design Casa Loma with construction beginning in 1911.
The house cost approximately $3.5 million and took a team of 300 workers three years to build from start to finish. Upon completion in 1914, at 98 rooms, it was the largest private residence in Canada.
During the Depression, Toronto increased Casa Loma's annual property taxes, and Pellatt—already experiencing financial difficulties—was forced to auction off $1.5-million in art and furnishings for only $250,000 during bankruptcy hearings. Sir Henry was able to enjoy life in the castle for only ten years, vacating it in 1923. The city seized Casa Loma in 1933 for $27,303 in back taxes.
In 1937 it was opened to the public for the first time as a tourist attraction.

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