Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Sophie Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

Fair address: South Shore Regional School Board

Project: Toronto's Magestic Casa Loma

The history of Toronto's Majestic Casa Loma, which includes the owners, how it affected the public, history, construction and general knowledge about the castle.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing I learned was that during WW2 Casa Loma was used to conceal research on sonar and u-boat detection. All happening under a simple sheet marked Under Repairs. Workmen were dressed as construction workers to get in and out of Casa Loma without the public noticing.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

How the Casa Loma is actually a great deal of Toronto's history. Which connects other historical events such as WW1 and WW2. Also including history about Girl Guides Canada. Along with being a current tourist destination.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

My life today is very different compared to the occupants of Casa Loma. Having World Wars happen during the Casa Loma time and the fact that the occupants lived in a glamorous castle with staff such as servants and maids. Also, technology and architecture is very different through the past 100 years.

  • Sam Grant

    Wow. Very impressive young lady. Now I want to visit Casa Loma.
    03/07/2017 11:18:14 AM

  • Dorothy

    Very well done Sophie! You have a bright future in public speaking.
    27/06/2017 5:17:43 PM

  • Vera Leblanc

    Love this!! Amazing!!
    17/06/2017 8:38:31 PM

  • Bill MacLean

    Sophie that was excellent
    15/06/2017 6:06:12 AM

  • Edith

    Good Job Sophie and good luck
    13/06/2017 9:50:25 PM

  • Donna Morrisey

    Sophie you did an amazing job on this Good Luck
    13/06/2017 11:10:45 AM

  • Denice Blois-Parker

    Well done Sophie
    13/06/2017 9:48:35 AM

  • Winston and Judie

    Way to go, girl! Best of luck!
    13/06/2017 8:49:52 AM

  • Shelley Power

    Awesome job Sophie!!! <3
    13/06/2017 7:29:27 AM

  • Steven Weir

    Sophie worked very hard at this. She found out how history coonects to today. Very proud of her hard work.
    13/06/2017 1:21:06 AM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.