The neighbourhood is made up of large mansions and well landscaped gardens, and wealthy residents who copy the romance of the castle itself. The majority of homes in this area were built before 1940, architectural influences are from Tudor, Georgian, Edwardian, or English Cottage designs.
Casa Loma neighbourhood is named after the famous castle on Avenue Road Hill built by Henry Pellatt, who purchased 25 lots in 1903. Casa Loma was constructed in 1911-1914, it cost $3,500,000 to build. Only a decade later, Henry Pellatt lost the castle to the city of Toronto to alleviate his serious debt.