On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781459400344_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $14.95
category: Travel
published: April 2012
ISBN:9781459400344

Casa Loma

Canada's Fairy-Tale Castle and Its Owner, Sir Henry Pellatt

by Bill Freeman, photographs by Vincenzo Pietropaolo

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
museums, tours, points of interest, residential, ontario
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $14.95
category: Travel
published: April 2012
ISBN:9781459400344
Description

This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Casa Loma, Toronto's most famous historic site, and its owner, Sir Henry Pellatt.

Casa Loma took 300 men three years to build at a cost of $3.5 million. Completed in 1914, the castle was enjoyed by Pellatt for only ten years before bankruptcy took it from his hands. Today, Casa Loma is owned and operated by the City of Toronto. This book includes a visual tour of the building as it is today, restored to its turn-of-the-century splendour.

As well, author and historian Bill Freeman tells the colourful story of Pellatt's life, accompanied by a rich variety of archival images. Pellatt was an entrepreneurial and domineering Toronto financier with a central role in the city's financial life at the turn of the century. He lost his fortune and ended his days in very modest circumstances, but he left the city a dramatic landmark building.

Author Bill Freeman takes readers on a full tour of this dramatic hillside castle, illustrated with full-colour photographs by Vincenzo Pietropaolo.

About the Authors

Bill Freeman

BILL FREEMAN is an award-winning historian, novelist, and screenwriter. Among his previous publications are Far from Home: Canadians in the First World War, which he co-authored with Richard Nielsen; A Magical Place: Toronto Island and Its People, winner of a Certificate of Commendation from Heritage Toronto in 2000; Casa Loma: Toronto's Fairy-Tale Castle and Its Owner Sir Henry Pellatt, which received the Heritage Toronto Award of Merit in 1999; Their Town: The Mafia, the Media and the Party Machine, a study of political power in Hamilton co-authored with Marsha Hewitt; and 1005: Political Life in a Union Local. Bill Freeman is also a popular children's author who has won the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for "a body of work" and a Canada Council Award for Juvenile Literature.
Author profile page >

Vincenzo Pietropaolo

BILL FREEMAN is a historian, novelist and freelance writer. He is co-author of Their Town and the author of A Magical Place: Toronto Island and Its People and 1005: Political Life in a Union Local. He is also a respected children's author whose publications have earned him various accolades.

VINCENZO PIETROPAOLO is a well-known Toronto photographer whose work is in many collections, including the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Author profile page >
Contributor Notes

BILL FREEMAN is a historian, novelist, and freelance writer. He is also the author of Hamilton: A People's History, published by Lorimer.

VINCENZO PIETROPAOLO is a well-known Toronto photographer whose work is in many collections, including the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Buy this book at:

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Other Titles by Bill Freeman

Other Titles by Vincenzo Pietropaolo

Toronto

Toronto

A Colourguide<br>Fourth Edition
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged : pictorials
More Info
Cabbagetown

Cabbagetown

The Story of a Victorian Neighbourhood
edition:Hardcover
tagged :
More Info

Toronto 1999-2000

A Colourguide Second Edition
edition:Paperback
tagged :
More Info

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...