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Casa Loma, Toronto

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#2 of 557 in Museums in Ontario
Constructed at the beginning of the 20th century in the Gothic Revival style, Casa Loma represents the city's only castle. The midtown landmark once served as the formal residence of financier Henry Mill Pellat, known for helping bring hydroelectric power to Toronto. Originally the largest private home in Canada, the grandiose 98-room castle now acts as a museum, often used for wedding ceremonies and movie shoots. Choose between several themed guided tours, or pick up a digital audio guide at the entrance and explore the castle and gardens on your own. Using our international travel planner, Toronto attractions like Casa Loma can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Casa Loma is a castle which was taken by the Government and transformed into a museum. Worth the visit, but found the kind of complicated access. Snowing, the taxi driver took to find the Museum and there is no metro nearby.
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  • This tourist location is a small castle that can be toured in about 30 mins or less unless you really wanted to read every single details may be 1 hour tops. A 30 dollar entrance fee to get in is too ...  more »
  • The view from the castle of Toronto was wonderful. Lots of little places to explore. The recorded program set was a great way to go at your own pace and listen to a narration of points that interested...  more »
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  • Casa Loma is a wonderful venue for many events. Beautiful location for a wedding. Or wedding pictures. Lovely place to take photos! Little known fact: It used to be council grounds for local Indian tribes because it was on high ground. Also follows the old Indian trail which used to be the shores of Lake Iroquois (12,000 years ago). Beautiful castle but sad story of colonial imperialism. Great place to visit to learn about local history. Would be great if the staff all knew these facts to share with visitors, tourists and students.
  • Loved this castle. It is beautiful. They are filming a new international movie, Polar, at this time. We saw the props people setting up different areas. We were told they film at night. Hope to see the movie when it comes out. 🕍❤ They had individual narration that they give out when you purchase a ticket. A lot of interesting history with this castle.
  • This was not my first visit, but for the first time the underground tunnel was open for visitors, leading to antique cars exposition. It was great, not crowded, moderate traffic. The castle is modern in comparison with some castles in Europe, but has its own charm. Great views to downtown Toronto from the top. I stopped for lunch in the cafeteria, a bit pricey but the food was fresh, served quick and very tasty.
  • Great time here! The castle is beautiful and breathtaking, staff are friendly, and we easily made about a half day out of it (we didn't do the audio tour or read every single thing we looked at, which may have increased the time even more so). A place that can easily wow the adults just as much as the children! The cafe in the basement was new since I had gone there about 10-15 years ago, and had really tasty food and quite reasonable prices too (considering it's at a tourist place!). Would encourage those going to seek out discount tickets as part of the Toronto city pass, or through CAA like we did.
  • I love visiting castles. This one was pretty good. There were lots of places to walk around and see. The tunnels lead away from the main castle to the stables and garages. There seems to be lots of extra things to do here like escape rooms and soon a restaurant. They already have food downstairs and they have even shot many movies here. You are able to go to the top of both towers and on the third floor there is a war museum. Overall a fun way to spend the afternoon for just 30 bucks. Very close to the subway system.
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