This neighbourhood received its name from among Toronto's most distinct attractions. 300 men worked for 3 years to build the dream home of Sir William Henry Mill Pellatt finishing Casa Loma, a medieval castle inspired home, in 1911. After only 10 years, the city foreclosed on the property, subdividing the parcel. A lot of elegant House of Tudor, Edwardian & Georgian style homes were built. Later additions include some duplexes and luxury condos and townhomes.
The closest shopping is in the St. Clair and Bathurst area, centering around the Loblaws grocery centre. Sir Winston Churchill Park is close by and includes 10 floodlit tennis courts, a playground and a running path that circles the park. Public, private and Catholic schools are in the area. Easy to access by public transportation: busses, streetcars and subway all service the community, and motorists are conveniently connected to Bathurst St. and St. Clair Avenue.