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Sep-17-2013-Town Crier-Turn around at Casa Loma

Revival of castle's fortunes attributed to new management
By Eric Emin Wood
September 17, 2013 Neighbourhoods: Casa Loma
A TEAM EFFORT: Casa Loma employees (from left) Kelly Ng, Paul Iorfida, Megan Anderson and Melissa Cadman joined interim CEO Eva Pyatt in pulling out all the stops to bring about a reversal in the iconic attraction’s fortunes.
Casa Loma CEO Eva Pyatt chalks up the Toronto landmark’s dramatically rising fortunes to the simplest of changes: fresh eyes. The castle on the hill had been losing money under the strains of a complex relationship between the city, which owns the castle, and the Kiwanis Club, which had managed it since 1937. When city council established the Casa Loma Corp. as a temporary caretaker in 2011, “everything was on the table,” Pyatt said in an interview. “Everything” included selling Casa Loma entirely, but the corporation’s five-member board,
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