Mrs R.J. Christie Mansion

3 Frybrook Road, Toronto, Ontario

Built 1927, for the recently widowed Mrs Emma (Lee) Christie (1875-1954), who up until then had lived at the Christie Mansion built by her father-in-law, the largest manufacturer of biscuits in Canada. Emma's new home - listed as one of Toronto's Heritage Properties - was designed by John McIntosh Lyle (1872-1945) who then had the reputation of being Canada's most renowned architect of the fashionable Beaux-Arts style. The white stucco, shuttered mansion is built in the style of a Norman chateau. 

This house is best associated with...

Emma (Lee) Christie

Mrs Emma Louise (Lee) Christie, of Toronto


Edward Samuel Rogers Jr.

Ted Rogers, O.C., of Rogers Communications; Canadian Media Mogul


Loretta (Robinson) Rogers

Hon. Loretta Anne (Robinson) Rogers


Jack Kent Cooke

Jack Kent Cooke, Media & Sports Mogul


By at least 1952, the house had been purchased by sports and media mogul Jack Kent Cooke (1912-1997) who lived there with his first wife, Barbara Jean Carnegie (1917-2012). It was their home before they moved to United States.

In 1963, "the Christie Home," as it was still known, was purchased as a wedding present for media mogul Ted Rogers (1933-2008) and his wife Loretta, by her parents Lord and Lady Martonmere. Mrs Rogers continues to live there. The house has an indoor pool and is set in landscaped gardens with a tennis court. 
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 12/12/2018 and last updated on 31/10/2020.


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