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Casa Loma

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Address: 1 Austin Terrace | at Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1X8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-923-1171
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Canada's majestic castle and Toronto’s premier historic...

Canada's majestic castle and Toronto’s premier historic attraction.

In 1911, Sir Henry Pellatt engaged noted architect

E.J. Lennox to help him realize a lifelong dream,the

creation of an Edwardian castle on the top of a hill

overlooking Toronto. It took 300 men nearly three

years to complete the nearly to 200,000 square foot

castle at a cost $3,500,000 (at the time). Situated on

5 acres, Casa Loma was the largest private residence in

Canada. Sir Henry Pellatt with his wife Lady Mary enjoyed

Casa Loma for less than ten years before financial

misfortune forced him to abandon his home.

The tour of the castle is self-guided. Visitors can

experience the castle at their leisure with the aid of

multimedia audio guides.

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I love going to Casa Loma, it's beautiful and romantic place to visit. Too bad they don't have overnight one of kind experiences packages like they do in some European countries... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love going to Casa Loma, it's beautiful and romantic place to visit. Too bad they don't have overnight one of kind experiences packages like they do in some European countries like Italy. Great place to visit and experience Toronto past!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Casa Loma is certainly worth visiting, especially if you live in Toronto. So many posh events, photo shoots, and weddings are held on-site that one inevitably wants to visit it to see what the fuss is about. Casa Loma does not let you down. Well it’s a sad story behind the Pellatt family, who put so much wealth and time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely old home with lots of history, great views etc... cool afternoon for sure! Even has a restaurant and gift shop downstairs that highlights all the movies that have been filmed there, and you can take the secret passageways to get there, cool!

Thank HalifaxPat_03
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A good look at an over-the-top lifestyle of a by-gone era. The self-guided tour let us spend as much or as little time as we wanted at various rooms and other exhibits, including the tunnel to the stables.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited Casa Loma during the week off season so was hoping it would be quiet. Unfortunately, there were about four separate groups of school children touring the house at the same time. As the audio tour didn't have headphones this meant any time a group of kids came into the room you couldn't hear the audio at all! The actual... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're going to be in Toronto for a while or want to learn more about the city's history, then Casa Loma is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon. Casa Loma is one of Toronto's more interesting pieces of architecture and you can definitely spend a couple hours wandering around the massive halls or narrow corridors. I recommend getting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Buy a city pass and visit this attraction besides CN Tower and couple of museums to save good money. The castle is beautiful and has lots of rooms with different things to see. Pictures, weapons, personal items and ... of Sir Henry Pellat. There is a good eatery at the basement. And make sure to visit the garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Without doubt it is the best attraction in Toronto, unique in the world, unusual and spectacular....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Casa loma is definitely worth the trip if you like historic homes. They have a great deal documentation on what the rooms look like and the history of the family. There's also some neat technology points of interest like the first recessed lighting and a coal furnace that heated the entire house for those kind a techie junkies. The third-floor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there in a very beautiful day. The place is amazing and the history behind it, very interesting.

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