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Casa Loma

1 Austin Terrace, Ontario M5R 1X8, Canada

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“a romantic castle in the middle of Toronto”

Visit Canada's Majestic Castle, Casa Loma and step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendour. The former home of Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt, Canada's foremost castle is complete with decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables, and beautiful 5-acre estate gardens (open May through October). Sir Henry Pellatt, the dreamer behind Toronto's famous landmark Casa Loma, was born to British parents in Kingston, Ontario on January 6, 1859.  Ambitious from his youth, Sir Henry Pellatt left his studies at Upper Canada College when he was seventeen to pursue a career in commerce in the family business. By the age of 23, he became a full partner in his father's stock brokerage firm Pellatt and Pellatt. That year also marked his marriage to Mary Dodgeson whom he met when he was twenty. Even as a young man, Henry Pellatt embraced the spirit of the family motto "Devant Si Je Puis" or "Foremost If I Can". When he met his bride-to-be, Sir Pellatt had already achieved local reknown in 1879 for beating the U. S. amateur champion in the running of the mile. Travels in Europe gave him the love for fine art and architecture which would spur his vision of Casa Loma-"House on the Hill." This romantic side was mirrored by his other lifelong passion-his involvement with the military, specifically the Queen's Own Rifles. Casa Loma took three years and $3.5 million to build. Sir Henry Pellatt filled Casa Loma with artwork from Canada and around the world. Casa Loma stood as a monument to its creator - it surpassed any private home in North America. With soaring battlements and secret passageways, it paid homage to the castles and knights of days gone by. Wanna learn if Casa Loma is haunted? Take a ghost tour....The Evening will commence in the Library for a quick introduction and breakdown of haunted tales, a sneak peak at your hosts Paranormal Equipment, and perhaps listen to some of the amazing EVP’s captured during some of the investigations that have taken place at The Castle. We will then proceed forward for a mini tour – allowing you, our honoured guests, some extra time to investigate on your own! Visit Canada's Majestic Castle, Casa Loma and step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendour. The former home of Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt, Canada's foremost castle is complete with decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables, and beautiful 5-acre estate gardens. Self-guided multimedia tours are available in English, French, Japanese, German, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean and American Sign Language. Audio Descriptive Tours for the visually impaired are available in English and French.

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Reviewed by
CannaMonkey

  • 3 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
October 16, 2013

Haven't been there since my old public school took us there (Ionview. P.S)...so want to go again but this time with my kids!!

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theresa.mazur.9

  • 3 Reviews
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September 09, 2013

Was here a few years back and I was in awe of the place. A wonderful day to spend an afternoon

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Reviewed by
Jenny

  • 18 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
August 06, 2017
Rated 4.0

My husband and I love the Casa Loma! Beautiful views, lots of History. We loved that they showed posters of movies that were filmed there. There was even a small gift shop. Downside is that it is very crowded and hard to take photos. Also parking is an additional $10.

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chromiakl

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April 14, 2017
Rated 5.0

Amazing! Great history, wonderful architecture! You're doing it right, Canada!

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Luisa

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September 30, 2014
Rated 4.0

Originally built as a lavish castle with no expense spared - fun place to go visit, especially with kids!

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Casa Loma

1 Austin Terrace
Ontario
M5R 1X8, Canada

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Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Wifi
  • Private Parking
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