Casa Loma

Casa Loma, Toronto: Hours, Address, Casa Loma Reviews: 4.5/5

Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Castles
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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yangbumm
Cardiff, UK51 contributions
Legends of horror!
Oct. 2021 • Couples
We went to the legends of horror experience in Oct 2021. This is priced at $53 online. It also states that is around a 90 minute experience. Having been to universal Orlando’s Halloween horror nights, I had something Halloween based to compare it to.

Sadly whilst this is ok for a small event it does not compare to Halloween horror nights. It took us just over 20 minutes to complete the entire experience. When we finished the last bit, it comes out into the street so no chance to do it again or revisit any part of it.

This is split up into two parts and the second part had maybe one or two scare actors, this is normally the best part of scary experiences. So this definitely impacted the second half.

Whilst this is ok to pass 30 mins to an hour, the price tag is just too much. It should be like $25.
Written October 23, 2021
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Jack T
Lancaster, UK36 contributions
Great Place to Visit
Oct. 2021 • Couples
The story of the Pellat’s was very interesting and the insight into their famous house on the hill provided a great afternoon out. The audio guide was informative and clear, with each ‘number’ providing detailed picture for the listener of what it was talking about.

A point of constructive criticism, and certainly not a reason to miss this attraction, I would say the self guided tour could have done with a little more structure/direction in terms of the rooms and the order.
Written October 11, 2021
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I R
23 contributions
Great view into the past.
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Awesome to see how a single person contributed to the growth of Toronto and commissioned this amazing castle which is now a tourist destination
Written October 1, 2021
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Navigator597683
Calgary, Canada1 contribution
Avoid this place
Sep. 2021 • Family
Seriously, I wasted my time and my money here. Avoid this plase, so expensive, ~35$ plus 15$ parking. Not worth it...........................................
Written September 18, 2021
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WaiPRUSA
New Haven, CT1,219 contributions
Top attraction
Sep. 2021 • Family
A house? A castle? Toronto's top attraction? All of the above. I was stunned at its beauty. I learned that a lot of movies, including some of my favorite ones, filmed scenes either in the house. The conservatory has done a great job at keeping it beautiful. You will get a chance to visit all three floors, the attic, the towers, the basement and a cool tunnel leading you to the owners first residence about 800 feet away. Oh, and I almost forgot the secret doors leading you up and down the house. The house basement you'll find a theatre, a cafe, but there is also a high scale restaurant located within the facilities. They were preparing the grounds for what it seemed to be a wedding and in other areas they were decorating for Halloween. This immediately became one of my favorite attractions I have ever seen.
Written September 7, 2021
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So glad you enjoyed your experience at Casa Loma! Thank you so much for the great review. We hope to see you again soon!
Written September 14, 2021
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JJm
2 contributions
Beautiful castle, but not stroller friendy
Sep. 2021 • Family
Beautiful castle, lots of interesting history, and we'll presented. Warning that it's not stroller friendly. We were told by one staff member that we could bypass a set of stairs to see the antique cars since we had a baby in a stroller with us. When we arrived at the antique car garage, we were very sternly kicked out (yelled at from across a room, as if we had committed some crime) by another staff member who told us we could not enter that way because it's one-way only. Left a really bad last impression at the end of our otherwise fine visit. While I understand there are Covid restrictions that limit how visitors can walk around, I think the situation could have been handled better, e.g., minus the yelling.
Written September 5, 2021
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Thank you for visiting Casa Loma. We appreciate you taking the time to share your review with us as it always helps us to improve our overall experience.
Written September 14, 2021
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Marisa
Toronto, Canada102 contributions
Wonderful afternoon exploring
Aug. 2021 • Family
I took my 6 year old daughter for the afternoon and she loved it. After a first stop at the gift shop for a glittering tutu, we were off to explore the castle. It was lovely to watch her explore all the rooms and take an interest in how old the castle and its artifacts are; she couldn’t comprehend the age. She was a little afraid walking through the tunnel to the stables but made it with a couple of pick-me-ups. When we were at the other end, she was amazed that “we walked under the street and grass” to get there. It was a lovely time and we left with a miniature Christmas ornament of the castle and dated it to remember the experience.
Written August 28, 2021
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RealMissDee
Vancouver, Canada180 contributions
Ideal for fit history buffs
Aug. 2021 • Family
My family really enjoyed the Casa Loma tour. The place would appeal most to history buffs and those who appreciate the past. Expect to walk up many stairs. We were in awe at Sir Henry Pellat’s vision and ambition when constructing the castle in 1911 - 1914.
Written August 17, 2021
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Thank you for sharing. So glad you and your family could enjoy the historic views of Casa Loma!
Written August 24, 2021
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Doug W
Mississauga, Canada1,763 contributions
More LIGHT EFFECTS would have been more enjoyable
Aug. 2021
DISCUSSING "THE LIGHT FOREST" walk-through feature.

Tickets available online for timed entry.
A few things to consider:
(1) Go AFTER DARK (which in August is about 8:30 ...which may be problematic for young kids)
(2) This is a walk-through attraction which starts at Davenport Avenue (not at CASA LOMA) and winds back through the gardens and back up somewhat steep stairs through the castle basement and then down a long, 800 foot tunnel to THE STABLES.This IS DEFINITELY problematic for mobility impaired people and there is no wheelchair access.
(3) There is no parking around the area streets so you must either park at the limited lot at Casa Loma ($15) or at the bottom of the hill on the George Brown campus garage for $8. DEFINITELY cheaper but be be prepared for a long walk back once you exit the STABLES further north of the castle.
(4) This may not be suitable for very young children as in evolves from a very short FANTASYLAND and light exhibit (which we were expecting more of.......) into a DUNGEONS and DRAGONS and VIKINGS theme......which is probably best for the pre-teenaged younger kids......
Written August 5, 2021
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Thank you for visiting us, Doug. We appreciate you taking the time to share your detailed review with us. We will take your feedback into consideration as we are always looking for ways to improve.
Written August 24, 2021
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Lynne M
Toronto, Canada290 contributions
Very congenial surroundings
Jul. 2021
This review for the The Garden Outdoor Restaurant. Reservations were made for four about 3 weeks in advance. We were told up front that the res was for 90 mins. Fine by us, we were not rushed. We were seated under a transparent canopy with bright sunlight poring over us. We asked to be moved to shade. We were politely told no space. Our orders arrived in a reasonable time. The food was delicious. When I asked for pepper it was bought to me in little paper sachets! Rather tacky for a "high class" restaurant, I thought. Of course it was "blamed" on Covid!! Now becoming the universal scapegoat for everything. Very limited gardens to see. The 'Secret Garden' was closed, did not find out why. It was a very warm day and would have been ideal to walk around. Parking is $15. Limited street parking and hard to get. The setting is lovely; would I return? Probably not unless I was taking out-of-town visitors.
Written July 3, 2021
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