Here is the famous logo for the Victor Talking Machine Company, which made Victrola phonographs. Go to this site to hear the sassy tune, Row, Row, Row, played by Perfessor Bill Edwards, award-winning Ragtime pianist and historian. Bill created the companion CD of tunes quoted in this novel, Music for Muskoka, which includes this piece. Find out more about the CD and the song here.
" She laughed as they began a dramatic Tango. "
Sir Henry Pellatt had amassed a $17 million fortune when he began building his baronial dream castle, Casa Loma, on Davenport Hill overlooking Toronto and Lake Ontario beyond. It took three years and $3.5 million to build, but Pellatt confessed to neighbour, Lady Flora Eaton, that it would take another $1 million to complete. That never happened, however, as bad investments following WW1 ended his dream and the Pellatts moved out in 1924.
Take a short tour of this amazing building.
" John Craig Eaton’s new estate, Ardwold "
Sir John Craig Eaton’s Toronto home, Ardwold, was built in 1911. It had fifty rooms, fourteen baths, a hospital infirmary with two nurses on staff, and a half-acre glassed area housing a swimming pool and a conservatory. It was sold in 1936 and demolished for a subdivision.