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“March Break attraction”
Review of Casa Loma

Casa Loma
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Ranked #16 of 515 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: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Bracebridge, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“March Break attraction”
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This is a very grandeur home of a former wealthy Toronto family that had much impact on development of the city. The family only lived there for 11 years before falling on hard times. The style is definitely not my taste... very ornate furnishings and dark depressing feel with a lot of wood. There's a great Canadian military collection and group of seven collection on the 3rd floor worth the climb. The march Break was busy with renaissance themed activities for visitors but after awhile the piped in music was starting to get on my nerves and I decided to leave at that point. If you're a fan of old things and the castle like architecture than I really suggest it's worth the view. I was more impressed with the history of the property and that at one time that the property was actually waterfront!

Visited March 2017
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Komoka, Canada
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“Amazing home and history”
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We took the kids during March break. We went before noon and beat the crowds. We were concerned that the kids would lose interest and become bored but the opposite. The kids, 14 and 9, enjoyed exploring the home and the many staircases. My son enjoyed going to the highest points in the castle. Great history and amazing construction.
Parking on site and reasonable at $10. Get there early before lot is full. You can spend a few hours here.

Visited March 2017
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Medievel Magic”
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Toured the castle right at opening on a snowy, March Break Monday. Painstakingly restored to reflect a different time in Toronto history. As an American visiting the city for the first time, we bought a city pass and Casa Loma was our first stop. Loved learning about life and history of this time period and reveling in the architecture of the building. The Queen's Own Rifle museum on the top floor was an unexpected treat!

Allow 2 hours to fully experience the magnificence of this city treasure. We parked in the lot for the day, very reasonably priced for the city, then caught the subway a few blocks from the castle. Spent the day exploring/sightseeing in Toronto before returning via subway to retrieve our car.

Visited March 2017
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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Trip back in time!”
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed roaming the castle,especially going up to the tower and viewing the city! Beautifully maintained in as close to original as they can keep it. Loved it!

Visited March 2017
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Dallas, Texas
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“Super Interesting”
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We visited the Casa Loma not looking for that much. We took the subway, and it was maybe 5-10 minutes away from the station. The castle itself is really beautiful, and the interior is filled with information about the castle's history and previous owner. There was also an aerialist show that day, which was very enjoyable to watch. Overall a surprisingly fun experience

Visited March 2017
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