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Review of Casa Loma

Casa Loma
Ranked #38 of 554 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, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 2 May 2018

It was amazing. Never been to a castle before and I would definitely go here again. Spent two hours and was not enough.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

This was a beautiful property to see and explore. The history is well laid out, it’s a self guided tour so you are never having to wait in lines, but they do offer head sets to listen to as you walk through if you prefer that over reading. One of the funnest things about this property are the tunnels that lead you over a block away underground to get to the stables! I’d definitely add this to your must see list! I hope we get to go back during the summer or fall moths when everything has bloomed, the fountains hadn’t been turned on yet and flowers were just being planted, but still beautiful regardless.

We learned the hard way, but I definitely recommend getting a city pass it going to Toronto versus trying to pay for individual attractions. Individually paying for each can get pricy, and the pass gets you access to 5 different locations for much less than paying for each individually!

Thank Marcella R
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing historic site. Took a complimentary audio tour which helped explain a lot of the building. The architecture and quality of the restoration was really good. Would recommend this to anyone interested in history.

Thank Bob d
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Most tourists hang out at the CN tower, downtown core area, and unless part of an organised tour, often miss out on the experience of Casa Loma. It is a great venue for public events as well a perfect spring/summer outing. Make sure to visit the castle, and go through the underground tunnels to the Stables, which now house vintage cars. Once done, hop over to Spadina house (which is free on open gates Toronto) and picnic around the steps. Make sure to wear good walking shoes, as the steps are steep and there's a good amount of walking in the area. We were lucky to have lived across from the Casa Loma for a year!

1  Thank Raza S
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

and you run out of ideas of where to go. A lot of history that I find very interesting. And a realization of decadence unfulfilled in retrospect. Worth the trip - I am sure every kid in Toronto has been there at least once already.

Thank Brian M
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