stable door

By: Lesley

Aug 01 2011

Category: Toronto


Focal Length:4.1mm
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The doors and stalls are made of mahogany, the walls are made of a creamy glazed Spanish tile. The floor is of a ribbed herringbone pattern to provide a secure footing for the horses. The Stables at Casa Loma (1905) were designed by E J Lennox, a pre-eminent Toronto architect. The owner, Henry Pellatt, fell on hard times and the city took over the property (which included a 98 room mansion) in the mid 1930s. During World War Two, the stables were used to house spies and anti-submarine researchers.

Participating in Portes de lundi/Monday Doorwaysย and My World Tuesday

15 comments on “stable door”

  1. What a beautiful door! And such interesting history as well! Terrific capture for the day and a great look at your world, Lesley! Enjoy your week!


  2. Stunning photo of the door and floor. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  3. Very nice photo of the floor and doors!

  4. The door is great but that floor is fabulous!

  5. Those horses were spoiled.
    We live in a converted coach house and the floor ( now the cellar) is just cobbles ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Wish I were a spy or an anti-submarine researcher. But not a horse.
    Gorgeous stables, no wonder the guy went broke. Just look at that floor! Aren’t you glad you didn’t say “to provide a stable footing”?
    โ€” K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  7. This looks fit for royalty! I had no idea initially that it was a stable. So lovely!

  8. The stables seem like a mansion by themselves. It is sad to see someone lose all they have achieved and built up.

  9. incredible patterns

  10. Casa Loma is a place I am aware of but have only been there once or twice in distance past. Your photo suggest I should pay another visit.

  11. Love the floor!!

  12. i like the various patterns in this photo.

  13. […] Each horse had its name engraved on a gold plate inside their stall in the stables at Sir Henry Pellatt’s Casa Loma. Built in 1911, the stalls were constructed of mahogany and the floors are covered with Spanish tiles. I also particularly like the hexagonal tiles on the walls. Another view of the stables can be seen here. […]

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