May 18, 2016
2563 CANADA (Ontario) - Casa Loma In Toronto
Built between 1911 and 1914 as a residence for financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, Casa Loma (Spanish for Hill House) is a Gothic Revival style house and gardens in midtown Toronto. The architect was E. J. Lennox, who designed several other city landmarks. It is a museum, but also a popular venue to hold wedding ceremony and rites. An underground tunnel connects Casa Loma to the Hunting Lodge and to the stables (garage, potting shed, stalls, carriage room and tack rooms).
Sir Henry imported artisans from Europe to design much of the furniture and other features of the castle. The Oak Room (originally called the Napoleon Drawing Room) is the most decorated room in the house, and was used for formal occasions. It is encased in wood panels in the style of Grinling Gibbons which took three artisans three years to carve. As of 2014, the garage and carriage room feature an exhibition of vintage cars from the early 1900s.
About the stamp
The stamp is part of a series of five definitive stamps, Baby Wildlife, about which I wrote here.
Casa Loma - Wikipedia
Sender: Florin Ursu
Sent from Toronto (Ontario / Canada), on 10.05.2016