All text the group, Our Next Meeting: Thursday March 5th, 2020
Kelly Mathews, author of The Road to Marylake:
The Road to Marylake is about Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, the owner of Casa Loma, and the story of how he built his country estate in King Township. The property later was developed into an agricultural farm school and then a monastery and retreat.
The WTJHS Archives will open at 6 pm,
meeting room doors open at 6:30 pm.
Presentation at 7:00 pm, Refreshments and Business Meeting to follow.
Annette Public Library, Lower Level, 145 Annette Street, Toronto.
THE Road to Marylake, by Kelly Rachelle Mathews Arcadia Publishing, Oct. 23, 2017 – History – 256 pages
In 1910, Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, one of Edwardian Canada’s wealthiest men, started building his famed Casa Loma in Toronto. At the same time, he also started work on his country farm and estate in King Township called Lake Marie, named after his first wife, Lady Mary. Created as a place of respite for Pellatt, his wife and their many friends, the property later was developed into an agricultural farm school by a group of Basilian leaders. And in 1942, the Augustinians established a Monastery and Retreat Centre called Marylake on the land they continue to steward today. Local author Kelly Mathews presents this fascinating story for the first time.