Toronto is full of historical landmarks, but one jumps out and bites the back end of history and architectural buffs. Completed in 1914 as a Canadian residence for financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, Casa Loma has earned its place as a must-see attraction.
The original purchase price of $13.5 million included the 25 lots which comprised the 343,253 square feet worth of grounds alone. The mansion was designed utilizing Neo-Gothic architecture and included seven floors, 98 rooms, three bowling alleys, an 800-foot tunnel, two secret passages, and an elevator.
Due to back taxes, Toronto claimed Casa Loma in 1933 and converted it into a museum in 1937. It has since been used for movies, wedding destinations, and museum tours for vacationers and locals alike.
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