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“Amazing site and rich history”
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, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing site and rich history”
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This place is absolutely stunning and a must see. The attention to detail in this place is phenomenal. When walking around, it is like a blast to the past, like history frozen in time. I would have given this five stars, but the parking situation was difficult. The lot was full pretty early. We luckily found one down the street (for visitors of the local school) that was a short hike (up a very steep hill) away. And as you can imagine, this is an extreme tourist destination and it was packed.

Visited August 2016
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Riverview, Florida
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“Casa Loma”
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The grounds were nice and the building kept up. Definitely get the City Pass to see this. Would have been very disappointed if I had paid full price. I had just visited the Biltmore earlier in the week and Casa Loma pales in comparison. Very medieval if you at into that sort of thing. The cafe door was surprisingly very good.

Visited March 2017
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Ottawa, Canada
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“If you like old houses”
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The theme is Medieval times so the activities are fun and original. This is different from the modern CN tower or the Ontario Science Centre. It is 2-3 long blocks from Dupont Subway Station and be ready to go uphill! They charge for bags/coats ($2 per bag/coat). You can spend quite a bit of time around so make sure to feed the children before.

Visited March 2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We enjoyed our recent visit to Casa Loma.Because we arrived when they first opened we were able view the towers with no other tourists in sight.This castle is over 100 years old and once in the upper floors you can see some of the old timbers used to support the roof.The craftsmanship and design were very interresting.Overall we spent about 1.5 hours and saw all we cared to.Its worth a look if in Toronto

Visited March 2017
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Bracebridge, Canada
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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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