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Address: 1 Austin Terrace | at Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1X8, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 416-923-1171
09:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Tue 09:30 - 22:00
Wed - Mon 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Canada's majestic castle and Toronto’s premier historic attraction.

In 1911,...

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.

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As lovely as I remembered

Casa Loma was one of my favorite field trips when I was in grade school, and I was excited to return with my own children. It was a nice place to go after a formal afternoon... read more

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Casa Loma was one of my favorite field trips when I was in grade school, and I was excited to return with my own children. It was a nice place to go after a formal afternoon event. It's a little pricey, but not out of line with other Toronto attractions and we were able to take advantage of a AAA... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This reminded me of a smaller Biltmore Estate. It was beautiful. The gardens were very nice. It is only a few blocks from the subway. There are lots of stairs. We had a great time.

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Rochester, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not too far from downtown hotels but need a car to get there. This restored old Palace is very interesting with various rooms and levels and takes you back to a grander time in the history of this magnificent city. Allow yourself a couple of hours to see every room and every detail of this place including the dinning hall... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For sure is one of the best sights in Toronto. A beautiful authentic royal castle with nice gardens. Almost everything in the castle is open for visitors, the entrance fee includes audio guide with a lot of information for every part of the castle.

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Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must visit. Allow over 3 hours to visit this very interesting castle. Summer would be best to really enjoy the gardens. Great views of Toronto from the towers. Check out the tunnel as well as various rooms.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our visit here. I was surprised how interesting it actually was. Was not too crowded and would visit again. Full of history and lots to see and do. A beautiful property and well worth the visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There is not really much to this place which is a poor comparison to a true castle. Better to go when they have a live musical performance or movie screening.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this castle the big rooms and the period furniture and it is right in the middle of Toronto. It is a self guided tour and takes about 3 hours to go through. We went on the spiral staircase to get to the towers. We used the city pass to go here and parking is $10.

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Long Beach, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Toronto between Christmas and New Year's. The castle was a bit crowded but there was something interesting to see at every turn. The Christmas decorations were lovely. The tree was beautiful. There was even live entertainment (genre, Cirque du Soleil). There were reindeers grazing on the property. Well worth the visit.

1 Thank Bonnie871
Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was completely fascinated by this home turned hotel turned tourist attraction. For me, envisioning living a life in this home captivated me. The place is so big and expansive, and beautiful! Oh, to have the money to enjoy a home like that!

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Thank you so much for your kind words! We are glad you had a great experience, we hope that you will visit us again soon! More 

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Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its most stylish high-rise residences and heritage buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools, jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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