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“Perfect location for a summer wedding”
Review of Casa Loma

Casa Loma
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Ultimate Toronto Tour
Ranked #14 of 505 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator
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“Perfect location for a summer wedding”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

This venue is perfect for a memorable wedding. Guests are treated to the grand history of this castle while being coddled by professional caterers. The patio and gardens were impeccably maintained and a wonderful backdrop for pictures.

Visited July 2012
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“Lovely place”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

old castle on a hill with an amazing garden and a wonderful view. You can imagine how it was when it was built. It is on the hop on and off bus tour or a fifteen minute walk from the dupont subway

Visited May 2012
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Athol, Massachusetts
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Wow, what a beautiful castle. It was well worth the $20 admission price. The gardens are incredible.

Visited September 2012
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“Shakespeare @ Casa Loma!”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

I went to Casa Loma (for the first time) yesterday and I live in the area! I wish I had have visited sooner. Very beautiful place, unfortunately I didn't get to see much of it or learn the history because I went at nightime specifically for "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)." I have never been to anything like this before and it was fantastic! Very funny, time flew by, booze being served and beautiful scenery. I believe this was their last show for the season, but if you get a chance, check it out! I will definitely be going back here during the daytime to check out the grounds and take some pictures.

Visited September 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Not much of a castle, but Toronto culture nevertheless”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Any Torontonian who's seen the world knows this ain't much, castle-wise. It's a faded remnant of some really rich guy's glory days, but it's part of Toronto folklore, and interesting to this Toronto guy. See it once in a lifetime if you're from Toronto, pay the 20 bucks to go inside only if you're really pressed for something to do, if you're a tourist. If I were you're tour guide, I'd come up with many better things to do than go inside Casa Loma.

Visited August 2012
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