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“A Must See for a day in Toronto”
Review of Casa Loma

Casa Loma
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Ultimate Toronto Tour
Ranked #14 of 506 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: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Boston, Massachusetts
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“A Must See for a day in Toronto”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

I was only here for a day and a half and this attraction was at the top of my list. There are four floors of this beautiful and historic gem north of Toronto. It's easy to get to once you navigate the TTC and the two hundred step climb inst that bas compared to the walking you'll need to do inside the actual castle. The front of the building is like walking onto the scene of a story book. The gardens, showers, and guest rooms provided an excellent display of how these crazy rich people lived. I can't say enough that it was very gorgeous and engaged my six year old self with the idea of castles agian.

Visited September 2012
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“Nicely presented”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

It's amazing how a personal property is converted to an attraction in a big city. Me and my wife visited Casa Loma in last summer at the end of our 1st trip to Toronto. We didn't expect this place to be exiting and allocated the last couple of hours of our trip. It's situated in a nice place and hard to believe it's downtown Toronto. Architecture of the castle is simply amazing. The building consists of several floors and don't forget to get the free audio guides from the basement. Also, the film screened in the first floor on how the building was constructed - should not be missed. Unfortunately, we were rushing thru the place withing 2 hours, but you need at least half a day to cover the whole place. Worth the money spent and good place to visit.

Visited July 2012
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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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