On the grounds of Casa Loma, there is another building that certainly looks like a castle, but in fact it isn’t. Believe it or not it was actually the stables for the horses when Sir Henry Pellat lived there. The two pictures below show different views of the stables because it was impossible to fit it all into one photo. Wow, life was pretty sweet for a horse belonging to Sir Henry Pellat wasn’t it?
Here’s some very interesting facts that I found at http://www.torontohistory.org:
“These stables were estimated to have cost $250,000. The stalls were made of Spanish mahogany and the floors were covered in tiles set in a zig-zag pattern so that the horses would not slip. When the main castle was completed, it was connected to the stables by a tunnel. Here, in 1944, in utmost secrecy, the Royal Navy placed an assembly plant for ASDIC, an early form of sonar which was vital in the battles of the Atlantic. The existence of this factory was disclosed only after the Second World War had ended.”
Wow, I never knew that!! I guess the saying is true – you learn something new every day! 🙂