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“Old and rustic”
Review of Casa Loma

Casa Loma
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Toronto City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #17 of 521 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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Interesting, but once again if it had not been purchased on the city pass, I would indeed pass up this castle. It was a quick look into another time. Neat rooms, but some are not furnished. Basement was never finished, the swimming pool is dark and creepy.

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

this place was marvelous. the architecture was taken during the medieval time, feels like you're in an old english place. they preserved the place with care.don't forget to buy citypass if you're planning to visit Toronto!

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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Wow!!!! What a piece of Toronto history!!!! Never knew Sir Pellatt built the hydro plant at Niagara Falls with 2 partners and that Sir Adam Beck and the government of Ontario took it from them (for Ontario) without one $ of compensation! Not one $!
Unbelievable!!

Thank April T
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

My family and I used to go there from time to time, very Beautiful old mansion that really looks more like a castle than a house. The history behind the home is fascinating,Though my study was Archaeology, so seeing that is my lovely hope, but still the kids enjoy it, because it has lots of different entertainment.

Thank Jasmine M
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

We went to Casa Loma as part of a City Pass promotion, 5 attractions for approx. half the price. The outside is very majestic, the castle rises above all around it and looks like it was built in the 1800's instead of the 1900's.
When we went in we were a little sad, looking at this grand old dame, we could see what it used to be, and what years of tourists traveling through had done to it. The castle is very clean and neat, the rooms behind the barriers are still pristine. The old girl really need some TLC where people walk and mingle though.

Thank Mel G
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