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Address: 1 Austin Terrace | at Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1X8, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 416-923-1171
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Tue 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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

In 1911,...

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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Beautiful castle

Great place to visit. When you walk inside the castle you get transport to that time. It's very nice to know that kind of place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place to visit. When you walk inside the castle you get transport to that time. It's very nice to know that kind of place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Didn't think will be so mesmerized by this "home". So much information I can literally imagine how Sir Henry Pellet and Lady Mary lived!! (Their heating bill was upwards of $100,000 pa to run the mega home!) Many Hollywood movies were shot here too. Cafe closes 4pm so make sure you grab food before. Walk from Walmer Ave streetcar to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has quite the story to it! Both intriguing and a bit sad, you'll love it as well as much as the building itself. The tour is either guided or self-walking, and features most rooms of the exquisite castle. Being a "new age" castle, it features quite a few modern amenities than you're run of the mill castle. You'll... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're ever in Toronto you should stop by Casa Loma. It's a beautiful mansion with stunning grounds and view of Toronto and the CN Tower. It will probably be boring for children my husband and I however enjoyed it very much. There is a lot of history here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice gardens and even into mid fall. Nice large estate with luxurious furnishings from bygone era. Located near the James Bond spy school too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really really loved this place. I didn't want to leave. I felt like I was in a scene from the Beauty and the Beast. The history and the decorative details about Casa Loma bring you back to the Edwardian Era. Maps and phones provided(downstairs in the gift shop) offer insights about each room that are super helpful. You need... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pleasant enough evening helped by the Christmas lights and entertainment. Otherwise though be warned it is not as impressive as any of the numerous old / great houses of the UK or Europe. Some interesting parts e.g. the military museum, and the cafe is good value.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

good place for tourists and locals. Everyone should visit it. It's a real part of Toronto's heritage.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My niece got married at this wonderful castle last May and it was superb. There is so much history and we did the tour as well before the reception. Staff were very helpful. We ate in the library and the food was delicious!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Takes you back to the Elizabethan era of aristocracy and gives the feeling of what it must have been like to live as a noble in a grand European castle. Beautiful presentation and wonderfully period-correct. Really awesome feeling of letting the imagination roam from room to room to include high class, horror, fashion, opulent luxury and more.

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Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its most stylish high-rise residences and heritage buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools, jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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