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Sir Henry Pellatt:

 

King of Casa Loma

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Queen's Own Rifles Museum(14): Sir Henry was a passionate and dedicated supporter of the Queen's Own Rifles and when he commanded the regiment he lavished funds on them. Sir Henry practically created the regiment's band and often used them to entertain at the castle. In 1910 he took the full regiment, more than 600 men, to England for the military games at a cost of close to $90,000 at a time when a suit cost about five dollars. There are a number of gems on this floor, including a panoramic photograph that has the same person at each end of a large group of people. The display includes Pellatt's Medals and early pictures of the regiment and one time included some artifacts from Louis Riel who was hung as a rebel and murderer but to his followers he was considered a leader and a patriot.

Towers: For the adventurous climbers there are two towers. On the east is the enclosed Norman Tower(14) which offers the highest view from the property. It was once used as the site of Batman's home during one event and is a great place to wander around on Halloween. On the west is the open Scottish Tower(16) where you can get a panoramic view of the entire area. Here you can see and easily photograph the heraldic figures of the lion and unicorn on the peaks of the castle, the country home across the street and the stables where there is a squirrel holding a nut. Each figure possessed some admirable character trait. Directly to the south are located a section of expensive Georgian styled townhouses on the site which was once a milk processing operation.

 

 

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