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Address: 1 Austin Terrace | at Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1X8, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 416-923-1171
09:30 - 17:00
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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Wonderful visit

Great historical spot to visit in Toronto. A couple of hours was just the right amount of time to spend here and see everything.

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Arnprior, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great historical spot to visit in Toronto. A couple of hours was just the right amount of time to spend here and see everything.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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First of all, we're big movie fans, so this was exceptionally cool to see a filming location for some our favorites including Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and X-Men. There's a neat section in the basement displaying footage of the many movies filmed there. As for the rest of the house, it was a great experience to explore and discover... More 

Thank marsala424
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Casa loma is a regular castle. It is really good place to learn, and also cool place to see. When you get in, you will be guided to each rooms, which is cool to check out. Great place for pictures.

Thank Petrel L
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Canada's premier "Country Manor" in the style of the English Lords. But it was never finished. Oh, and all the "rare art and collectibles" in the builder's collection proved to be fakes and frauds. They'll also close off the nicest parts of the place for private events and still charge you full admission. It makes a really nice film set... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sited on a hill with views over the city and Lake Ontario this was a good way to spend a pleasant morning or afternoon. The history of the mansion is sad but also uplifting. Dreams shattered but restored. The restaurant provides a restful break from exploring the houses and gardens.

Thank Mary K
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to an event here. The terrace views of the city and the CN Tower are beautiful. It was a bittersweet story of the builder who eventually lost everything, but the castle is impressive and worth a look.

Thank PamMc615
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely castle with lots of rooms you could easily get lost in. Lots of history and an under ground tunnel taking you to the stables. Well worth a visit.

Thank Stephfreelander
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was amazed at how many movies have used this as a location, The History is great to see .Access is very open and climbing to the top into the rafters was an eye opener. The coffee shop could offer more variety , as this was the only "bland " spot of the tour . you do not need a... More 

Thank Frederick C
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Other than attending a Halloween fright night (great by the way!) on the grounds last year, I had not been inside Casa Loma in 40+ years. Very nicely set up with an audio self tour that allowed you to go to whatever stations you were interested in and listen to the description/story. The story of the Pellet family who built... More 

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Ireton, Iowa
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went with a group and everyone could go at their own pace since there were handheld audios. There is so much to see and hear on this tour! We enjoyed having lunch in the grounds too.

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