The heck with the horses, I’ll live here!!

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! 🙂

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23 Responses to The heck with the horses, I’ll live here!!

  1. I hit the “publish” button, and then I realized that today is a momentous day. This is my 200th post!!! I never really expected to get to 100 let alone 200, but I love it more and more every day. There is something about blogging that is just so fulfilling. Thank you to all of my blogging family for encouraging me along the way and making me smile every day. 🙂

  2. TBM says:

    Congrats on 200 posts! Before I move in, what kind of food do they serve? Any beer?

  3. The really like the second photo! Thanks for sharing the details about the stables.

  4. I’d live there too!

  5. Nah, I don’t drink. A Coke is fine with me.

  6. Northern Narratives says:

    Congrats on your 200 post!!!

  7. zelmare says:

    Congratulations! Wow, 200… I would certainly not mind being a horse living here! 🙂

  8. emmabaylis says:

    You have some absolutely amazing photos on your blog!! I love the sunset one especially, and the ones of Niagara Falls too … totally wonderful 🙂 I look forward to following you!

  9. zannyro says:

    How incredibly gorgeous! Such an interesting history..Thanks for sharing this!

  10. I know you have had an incredibly stressful evening (video problems, loss of hair, and probably not near enough chocolate), so I appreciate your visit most of all today. Thanks for making time for my blog and for making me laugh on a regular basis! 🙂

  11. Dor says:

    Wow – “My kingdom for a horse!” And your 200th post! Congratulations. It’s a winner.

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