Casa Loma is a large Gothic Revival style residence that was constructed from 1911 to 1914 in what is now midtown Toronto. It took $3.5 million to build and was the dream home of financier Sir Henry Pellatt, who at one point was chairman of 21 companies in the mining, insurance, land, and electricity industries. Unfortunately, the Great Depression hit and Pellatt went into debt to expand the home and could not recover. This massive residence was eventually abandoned when he moved to the country and it is now a tourist attraction and event space in Toronto.
Scanning the area, we found a place to perch with our food. While it would have been nice to have grabbed a table somewhere, we ended up with a good view over the gardens and of the stage itself.
Last Tuesday was a good reminder that there are cool events happening in Toronto on every day of the week! Here are some more photos of our weekday adventure: