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Review of Casa Loma

Casa Loma
Ranked #33 of 498 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, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit need to give yourself plenty of time as it takes time and is normally crowd. Climbing up to the turrets is well worth the time but it is a narrow circular staircase but the views are fantastic and well worth it.

Take your time and explore there are hidden doors and stair cases. If you find one you are encouraged to explore it.

Most of all enjoy and give yourself about 3.5 hours minimum. They also have a cafe and the food is actually pretty good

2  Thank Bruce L
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We visited Casa Loma in June 2018. We were able to skip the queue as we had already bought a 9 day pass which I would definitely recommend to others. We were lucky to visit this on a fabulous sunny day. It was also relatively quiet so we made our way around easily.

2  Thank SusanOC2014
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Very interesting spot to check out in Toronto. Only on 5 acres, but the views from the hill are spectacular. Although many of the rooms of this old house are roped off, it is fairly informal and you can actually climb up in the turrets via some metal spiral staircases. The movie about the man and this house was well worth the time, and made the experience more enjoyable. Nice lunch spot...and we even witnessed a wedding going on. Lovely venue for that. Kids seems to enjoy themselves, so not just an "adult only" spot.

2  Thank Southpass
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Went hear for the morning after getting off the hop on hop off bus.
Loads of interesting rooms and secret passages .spent about 2 and a half hours there.
Well worth a visit

1  Thank ciderqueen2
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Magnificient site that is worth the way up the stairs (if you go walking). Take the time to go up both towers of the castle! Enjoy the paintings on the walls.

1  Thank Julie-Anne P
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