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Casa Loma
CASA LOMA (Spanish for _Hill House_) is a Gothic Revival style house and gardens in midtown Toronto , Ontario , Canada, that is now a museum and landmark. It was built as a residence for financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt . Casa Loma was constructed from 1911 to 1914. The architect was E. J. Lennox , who designed several other city landmarks. Casa Loma sits at an elevation of 140 metres (460 ft) above sea level. Due to its unique architectural character in Toronto, Casa Loma has been a popular filming location for movies and television. It is a popular venue for wedding ceremonies. The historic place can be rented in the afternoons after the museum closes to the public
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Casa Loma (other)
CASA LOMA is a historic house in Toronto, Canada. CASA LOMA may also refer to: * Casa Loma
Casa Loma
(neighbourhood) , in Toronto * Casa Loma, Placer County, California * Casa Loma, Santa Clara County, California This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title CASA LOMA. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Casa_Loma_(other) additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc
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Mansion
A MANSION is a large dwelling house . It must be at least 5000 square feet and on average most are around 8-10 thousand square feet. The word itself derives through Old French from the Latin word mansio "dwelling", an abstract noun derived from the verb manere "to dwell". The English word "manse " originally defined a property large enough for the parish priest to maintain himself, but a mansion is no longer self-sustaining in this way (compare a Roman or medieval villa ). 'Manor ' comes from the same root—territorial holdings granted to a lord who would remain there—hence it is easy to see how the word 'Mansion' came to have its meaning. In modern Japan, a "manshon" (マンション), stemming from the English word "mansion", is used to refer to a multi-unit apartment complex
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Museum
A MUSEUM (/mjuːˈziːəm/ mew-ZEE-əm ; plural MUSEA or MUSEUMS) is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic , cultural , historical , or scientific importance. Many public museums make these items available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary. The largest museums are located in major cities throughout the world, while thousands of local museums exist in smaller cities, towns and rural areas. Museums have varying aims, ranging from serving researchers and specialists to serving the general public. The goal of serving researchers is increasingly shifting to serving the general public
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Gothic Revival Architecture
GOTHIC REVIVAL (also referred to as VICTORIAN GOTHIC, NEO-GOTHIC or JIGSAW GOTHIC, and when used for school, college, and university buildings as COLLEGIATE GOTHIC) is an architectural movement that began in the late 1740s in England. Its popularity grew rapidly in the early 19th century, when increasingly serious and learned admirers of neo-Gothic styles sought to revive medieval Gothic architecture , in contrast to the neoclassical styles prevalent at the time. Gothic Revival draws features from the original Gothic style, including decorative patterns, finials , scalloping, lancet windows , hood mouldings, and label stops
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Toronto
TORONTO (/təˈrɒntoʊ/ ( listen ), locally /təˈrɒnoʊ/ ( listen )) is a Canadian city and the provincial capital of Ontario
Ontario
. With a city population of 2,731,571 and a metropolitan population of 5,928,040, it is the most populous city and metropolitan area in Canada. A global city , Toronto is a centre of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Indigenous peoples have inhabited the area now known as Toronto for thousands of years, with the city itself sitting at the southern terminus of the ancient Toronto Carrying-Place Trail . Permanent European settlement began in the 1790s, after the broadly disputed Toronto Purchase of 1787, when the Mississaugas
Mississaugas
surrendered the area to the British Crown
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Ontario
ONTARIO (/ɒnˈtɛərioʊ/ ( listen ); French pronunciation: ​ ), one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada
Canada
, is located in east-central Canada
Canada
. It is Canada's most populous province accounting for nearly 40 percent of the country's population, and is the second-largest province in total area. Ontario
Ontario
is fourth-largest in total area when the territories of the Northwest Territories
Northwest Territories
and Nunavut
Nunavut
are included. It is home to the nation's capital city, Ottawa , and the nation's most populous city, Toronto
Toronto
. Ontario
Ontario
is bordered by the province of Manitoba
Manitoba
to the west, Hudson Bay and James Bay
James Bay
to the north, and Quebec
Quebec
to the east and northeast, and to the south by the U.S
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Henry Pellatt
Major-General
Major-General
SIR HENRY MILL PELLATT, CVO (January 6, 1859 – March 8, 1939) was a Canadian financier and soldier. He is notable for his role in bringing hydro-electricity to Toronto, Ontario
Ontario
, for the first time, and also for his large château in Toronto, called Casa Loma
Casa Loma
, which was the biggest private residence ever constructed in Canada. Casa Loma
Casa Loma
would eventually become a well-known landmark of the city. His summer home and farm in King City later became Marylake Augustinian Monastery . Pellatt was also a noted supporter of the Boy Scouts of Canada . His first wife, Mary , was the first Chief Commissioner of the Girl Guides of Canada
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City Of Toronto
The MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT OF TORONTO, officially known as the CITY OF TORONTO, is a public corporation providing services to Toronto
Toronto
, Ontario
Ontario
, Canada
Canada
. It is administered by 44 elected councillors (representing around 55,000 people each), who along with the mayor, make up the Toronto
Toronto
City Council . Torontonians elect a new council every four years, in October
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E. J. Lennox
EDWARD JAMES LENNOX (September 12, 1854 – April 15, 1933) was a Toronto
Toronto
-based architect who designed several of the city's most notable landmarks in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries including Old City Hall and Casa Loma
Casa Loma
. He designed over 70 buildings in the city of Toronto. Lennox standing in front of one of his buildings, the Freehold Loan Building, at Adelaide and Victoria Streets The son of Irish immigrants, he studied at the Mechanics\' Institute where he finished first in his class. Upon graduation in 1874 he apprenticed for architect William Irving for five years. He then formed a partnership with fellow architect William Frederick McCaw, before forming his own firm in 1881. He quickly became one of the most successful architects in Toronto. He rose to the top of the profession when he won the contract for Toronto
Toronto
City Hall in 1886
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Ontario Heritage Act
The ONTARIO HERITAGE ACT, first enacted on March 5, 1975, allows municipalities and the provincial government to designate individual properties and districts in the Province
Province
of Ontario
Ontario
, Canada
Canada
, as being of cultural heritage value or interest. CONTENTS * 1 Designation under the Ontario
Ontario
Heritage Act * 2 Amendments to the legislation * 3 Implementation and Issues * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links DESIGNATION UNDER THE ONTARIO HERITAGE ACTOnce a property has been designated under Part IV of the Act, a property owner must apply to the local municipality for a permit to undertake alterations to any of the identified heritage elements of the property or to demolish any buildings or structures on the property. Part V of the Act allows for the designation of heritage conservation districts
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Gothic Revival
GOTHIC REVIVAL (also referred to as VICTORIAN GOTHIC or NEO-GOTHIC) is an architectural movement that began in the late 1740s in England. Its popularity grew rapidly in the early 19th century, when increasingly serious and learned admirers of neo-Gothic styles sought to revive medieval Gothic architecture
Gothic architecture
, in contrast to the neoclassical styles prevalent at the time. Gothic Revival draws features from the original Gothic style, including decorative patterns, finials , scalloping, lancet windows , hood mouldings, and label stops
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Scarborough, Toronto
SCARBOROUGH (/ˈskɑːrbəroʊ/ ; 2011 Census 625,698) is an administrative district and former city in Toronto
Toronto
, Ontario
Ontario
, Canada . Situated atop the Scarborough Bluffs
Scarborough Bluffs
, it occupies the eastern part of the city. Scarborough is contained within the borders of Victoria Park Avenue on the west, Steeles Avenue
Steeles Avenue
to the north, Rouge River and the city of Pickering to the east, and Lake Ontario
Ontario
to the south. It was named after the English town of Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
. First settled by Europeans in the 1790s, Scarborough has grown from a collection of small rural villages and farms to become fully urbanised with a diverse cultural community
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Elevator
An ELEVATOR (US and Canada ) or LIFT (UK , Australia , Ireland , New Zealand
New Zealand
, and South Africa ) is a type of vertical transportation that moves people or goods between floors (levels, decks ) of a building, vessel, or other structure. Elevators/lifts are generally powered by electric motors that either drive traction cables and counterweight systems like a hoist , or pump hydraulic fluid to raise a cylindrical piston like a jack . In agriculture and manufacturing, an elevator/lift is any type of conveyor device used to lift materials in a continuous stream into bins or silos . Several types exist, such as the chain and bucket elevator , grain auger screw conveyor using the principle of Archimedes\' screw , or the chain and paddles or forks of hay elevators . Languages other than English may have loanwords based on either _elevator_ or _lift_
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Oven
An OVEN is a thermally insulated chamber used for the heating , baking or drying of a substance, and most commonly used for cooking . Kilns and furnaces are special-purpose ovens, used in pottery and metalworking , respectively. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Types of ovens * 3 Cooking * 4 Cleaning * 5 Industrial, scientific, and artisanal use * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 Sources * 9 External links HISTORY Ancient Greek portable oven, 17th century BCE The earliest ovens were found in Central Europe , and dated to 29,000 BC. They were roasting and boiling pits inside yurts used to cook mammoth . In Ukraine from 20,000 BC they used pits with hot coals covered in ashes. The food was wrapped in leaves and set on top, then covered with earth. In camps found in Mezhirich , each mammoth bone house had a hearth used for heating and cooking
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