Jun. 19, 2006. 01:00 AM
Who should run Casa Loma?
When I first moved to Toronto as a teenager in 1968, Casa Loma was at the top of my list of attractions to visit. Even then, I felt a profound sense of disappointment and lost opportunity. There were vast empty rooms with nothing to see except four walls, a lack of any detailed interpretation of what these spaces were used for and no explanation of how Casa Loma fit into the historical context of the city of Toronto.
Most sadly, one was left with the distinct impression that Henry Pellatt was some overreaching, deluded buffoon rather than one of the city's most accomplished and important historical figures.
A visit to the facility last year confirmed that little had changed, except the admission price. It's high time that Casa Loma be put in the care of a professional museum trust.
Derek Boles, Toronto