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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 - 5:00 pm
Closed 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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Great place for history buffs

Casa Loma is a 20th century Gothic style mansion. Built between 1911-1913 by Sir Henry Pallett, a wealthy businessman. He never finished the project due to the money running out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Dave L
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Casa Loma is a 20th century Gothic style mansion. Built between 1911-1913 by Sir Henry Pallett, a wealthy businessman. He never finished the project due to the money running out. In 1925 it was to become a luxury hotel and the rooms were finished. It failed in 1929 and was taken by the city of Toronto in 1933 in lieu... More 

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Sun City West Az
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This castle is fabulous and just huge in size however the day we arrived it was warm ( warning don't see this on a hot day) - no fans in the Castle and very warm inside - take lots of water. They have a traffic flow problem in the parking lot as well as a people flow problem - one... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting with good audio self-tour. Organized, elegant castle. Audio was well done and easy to use.

Thank cheyrl6912
Bideford, Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can't miss this fabulous place when visiting Toronto! Set high up with fabulous city views. Easy parking but we went mid week. Beautiful gardens and easy to navigate your way around the house. You could use the audio guide - comes in most languages, but we just used the map! Very interesting and impressive house.

Thank Suejinks
Oshawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bought our tickets at the door,wasn't too long a line.Approaching it by car it's an impressive looking building. In the main hall there is a really fantastic looking pipe organ. Unfortunately no one played it while we were there. We went along with the tour guide for a while.We went into many of the rooms,think there are about 90 in... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Waste of money, $25 per person, best to take photos from outside as Casa is soul less. Great story and family but really cost is ridiculous!!

Thank JoMay1
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time visitor: Upon entering, immediately go downstairs to the basement. Look for the booth (next to the cafe) that hands out the audio devices. Get one for each member of your group, and a map as well. Then you're good to go. You can start anywhere you want, basement, main floor or upper floor. For Management: I hope my... More 

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Dallas, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really impressed with this place with so much to see. My wife and I spent over three hours marveling at this wonderful castle. A beautiful old building so well kept and the included audio tour really added to the experience. Make sure you travel up into the towers to get a great view of the grounds and downtown Toronto.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When looking for an attraction to visit we were advised by an advisor in a tourist information office that we should avoid Casa Loma miss, ( not worth the time I think her words were ) how wrong she was. The house is stunning, and the history behind the house is enthralling, there were 2 Weddings being held on the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fascinating gothic revival style house packed with artefacts. It was an interesting "castle' that had been lovingly built and maintained

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