Saturday, January 23, 2016

Deer at Wychwood ~ 1909

Photos: City of Toronto Archives/Wikimedia
Sir Henry Pellett's King City cattle farm
I happened across this photo while surfing the web last week.   I saw it and other photos, pictured below, on a a City of Toronto Archives/Wikipedia website.    I had never seen them before but I was aware of Sir Henry Pellett's interest in farming and hunting.   Sir Henry, of Casa Loma fame, often invited guests to hunt deer over the hundreds of acres of land he owned just north of King City.   In the early 1900s it was known as Wychwood.   The land is now home to Marylake Augustinian Monastery and Shrine, and Villa Nova College.

Sir Henry Pellatt lived at Casa Loma, in Toronto, during his heyday, then retired to Marylake under reduced circumstances, and ended his days living modestly in Mimico (Etobicoke), near to Lake Ontario.

Please comment if you wish.
Barry Wallace


  1. Fascinating photos and history of this splendid estate. Nice to see the stone gate in its original glory, and also the livestock give so much life to the estate. Thank you for posting.

  2. The same here as mentioned by Car2Heaven. Thank you for posting these interesting photos and information.