Casa Loma, Toronto, ON, Canada
Today, Casa Loma is one of Toronto's top tourist attractions and hospitality venues. Each year over 350,000 visitors tour Casa Loma and the estate gardens. A perfect backdrop for special occasions, Casa Loma also plays host to over 250 private events annually. The unique architecture has also made it a highly desirable location for film, television and photo shoots. Built by the visionary and renaissance man Sir Henry Pellatt in the years preceding World War I, Casa Loma was a family home for less than a decade before rising taxes and the pressures of a wartime Canada forced the Pellatts to leave their dream "castle." In the years following, it had many reincarnations before finally being rescued and preserved as a museum.This enormous house with 98 gorgeous rooms has many stories to tell, and its five acres of grounds and gardens are a peaceful respite in a bustling modern city.