Casa Loma (Spanish for Hill House) is a Gothic Revival style house and gardens in midtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that is now a museum and landmark. It was built as a residence for financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt. Casa Loma was constructed from 1911 to 1914. The architect was E. J. Lennox, who designed several other city landmarks. Casa Loma sits at an altitude of 140 m.
Due to its unique architectural character in Toronto, Casa Loma has been a popular filming location for movies and television. Casa Loma is a popular venue to hold a wedding ceremony and rites. The historic place can be rented in the afternoon after the museum closes to the public.
In 1903, financier Henry Pellatt purchased 25 lots from developers Kertland and Rolf. Pellatt commissioned architect E. J. Lennox to design Casa Loma with construction beginning in 1911, starting with the massive stables, potting shed and Hunting Lodge a few hundred feet north of the main building. The Hunting Lodge is a two-story 4,380-square-foot house with servants’ quarters. As soon as the stable complex was completed, Sir Henry sold his summer house inScarborough to his son and moved to the Hunting Lodge. The stables were used as a construction site for the castle (and also served as the quarters for the male servants), with some of the machinery still remaining in the rooms under the stables.