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The Eaton Family Legacy, Then and Now... Eaton Hall

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"Eaton Hall is a château in King City, Ontario, Canada built in the Norman style for Lady Flora McCrea Eaton in 1937 on a 700 acre (2.8 km²) parcel of land, which had been acquired by Lady Eaton and her husband, Sir John Craig Eaton. Lady Eaton moved into Eaton Hall following the demolition of her city mansion, Ardwold. The house is adjacent to a body of water named Lake Jonda (a combination of the first three letters of her son John David Eaton's first and middle names)

"Eaton Hall is a château in King City, Ontario, Canada built in the Norman style for Lady Flora McCrea Eaton in 1937 on a 700 acre (2.8 km²) parcel of land, which had been acquired by Lady Eaton and her husband, Sir John Craig Eaton. Lady Eaton moved into Eaton Hall following the demolition of her city mansion, Ardwold. The house is adjacent to a body of water named Lake Jonda (a combination of the first three letters of her son John David Eaton's first and middle names)

Eaton Hall ~ then

Cairns Photo Collection Eaton Hall ~ south face ~ c. 1940 Photo by Barry Wallace Eaton Hall ~ south face ~ 2012 Eaton Hal.

Eaton Hall fox hunt king city Ontario

# 22 ~ The Eaton Family Legacy, Then and Now

Tatiartphoto: From mystic Eaton Hall

Tatiartphoto: From mystic Eaton Hall

First Hunt at Eaton Hall in King Township

Photographer: William James 1930 City of Toronto Archives Fonds Item 1645

Anyone familiar with the King Campus of Seneca College will recognize Eaton Hall pictured above.   But probably many fewer will know that the first Eaton Hall, on Eaton Hall Farm, was the large manor house pictured next which came to be known, many decades ago, as Villa Fiora.

Photos by Barry Wallace Anyone familiar with the King Campus of Seneca College will recognize Eaton Hall pictured above.

The road to Eaton Hall... After Lady Eaton's death in 1970, the land was sold to Seneca College, which was then a provincially-funded community college. It established its King Campus operations on that land in 1971, using Eaton Hall as its administrative facility. In 1977, a new facility was built for the expanding college, and Eaton Hall became a Management Development Centre until 1991, at which time it was converted to a public hotel and conference centre."

After entering the King City Seneca College campus. there is a long winding road to Eaton Hall.

Lady Eaton hosting The Toronto Hunt Cub on the grounds of Eaton Hall

# 22 ~ The Eaton Family Legacy, Then and Now

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