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“Wow what an interesting history”
Review of Casa Loma

Casa Loma
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Ranked #17 of 521 things to do in Toronto
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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, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 1 November 2012

Casio Loma was both amazing to see and look around, by also we were amazed by the history and the whole purpose of how and why it was built. Also great to see if you are a fan of Scott Pilgrim as some of the scenes were shot at the outside of here.

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Reviewed 29 October 2012

One of the few attractions in Toronto which celebrates the past.
The audio guide is very good, and it's worth taking your time to wander about the place. I did the tour with the audio, and then went back to look again and take photographs.
Make sure you get to the 'swimming pool' and also go through the tunnels to the stables and potting sheds.
And do not miss the gardens.
The cafe in the basement is also pretty good for this sort of place.
FInally, the guy who checked my ticket on the way in was a real treasure, and absolute gent. It is so nice to deal with people who are happy in their work.

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Reviewed 29 October 2012

This place was huge. The amount of money it took and time to build are crazy. The best part its in the middle of a city. This dude had some crazy plans with a budget to match it. Enough about the owner this place was cool and worth the price. It was our first time to a "Castle" and we enjoyed it. The trip up to the top will make you feel out of shape no matter who you are. Lots of steps to get to the top. Gardens were pretty and well kept.

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Reviewed 28 October 2012

I've been maybe 6 times in 12 years... and I want to go again :) It's like a museum but more interactive .

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Reviewed 28 October 2012

The outside of the castle is a treat, especially for movie buffs (this is the Proffeser X school for the gifted in the X-Men film series). But, the interior is well worth visiting. Pick up your audio tour which is excellent. Wander through the Great Hall and the Conservatory and marvel at the state of the art inventions for the time. You can climb the towers for great views of the city. There is also a underground tunnel which runs to the stables.

Thank pedwar
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