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“What a majestic site!”
Review of Casa Loma

Casa Loma
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Ranked #16 of 515 things to do in Toronto
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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, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
Rockwall, Texas
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“What a majestic site!”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

Hard to believe this was in the city, what a wonderful piece of history and interesting story of the follies of men.

Visited August 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

I found that the house was quite impressive. Very interesting and beautiful. The grounds were nice as well. I was a bit disappointed by the tour guide but they did a pretty good job.

Visited April 2013
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Shanghai, China
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“Little piece of History”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Canada is a relatively young country, this "Casa Loma" or House on the mount in Spanish is one of their 'oldest constructions' my husband's great grandad was one of the stone masons that help build the containing wall of the House, so of course this place has a special place for us....its a beautiful colonial architecture, well preserve..and open to the public.

Visited February 2014
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East York
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“Had to see a casle in the middle of the city _ and it's not London”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

It was fun to learn about how the castle was built and to see the Intricate carvings - the garden Is beautiful and a nice change of pace from walking in the Park - a little history of Toronto is a good thing.

Visited June 2013
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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“Interesting Visit”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

If you have a few hours free, it's worth going to Casa Loma. This huge mansion is stunning and there is a fantastic story that surrounds it and its creator. I went on a Tuesday afternoon and there was hardly anyone there so it was nice to just trundle along with the free audio guide.

If you are planning to do this and some of the other big attractions (CN Tower, ROM, Science Centre and Toronto Zoo) - you must buy the City Pass as it will save you a fortune!!

Visited February 2014
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