Eaton Hall


In 1901, Florence McCrea Eaton married into one of the most prosperous families in the Dominion of Canada, becoming Lady Eaton fourteen years later when her husband, John Craig Eaton, was knighted. Not long after the death of her husband, Lady Eaton retired from her home in Toronto to the seventy-two-room, Norman-style chateau she had built on their King City property. She named it Eaton Hall.  The estate fueled the local economy and community, supported the Canadian World War II effort and established a firm place in the hearts and minds of the residents of King Township. Rediscover an enchanting and bygone age with the life and history of Lady Eaton and her grand Eaton Hall.


It is very much to [Matthews’s] readers’ benefit that she has done such a masterful job of interweaving these many pieces.

Ontario Historical Society Bulletin

About the Author

Kelly Rachelle Mathews

Posted by Dundurn Guest on January 20, 2015
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Kelly Rachelle Mathews

Kelly Rachelle Mathews is the manager of community recreation, camps, and the outdoor education centre at Seneca College, King Campus, home of Eaton Hall. New York Media Works, Readers’ Digest Canada, Best Health Magazine, Our Canada Magazine have published her work. Her personal blog,, explores British and royal history.