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Casa Loma, Toronto

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#2 of 631 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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  • This review for the The Garden Outdoor Restaurant. Reservations were made for four about 3 weeks in advance. We were told up front that the res was for 90 mins. Fine by us, we were not rushed. We....  more »
  • We went here in early July 2020. We felt quite safe, as they were limiting the number of visitors. They were also collecting contact info for contact tracing. Everyone had their temperatures checked.....  more »
  • Haha, my friends asked me what is an European Renaissance castle doing in the heart of Canada. Amazing structure, a real symbol of the city!  more »
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  • What a great and sad story Casa Loma is for Toronto. Just great that Toronto decided to share the story with the world. Great part of history here. Many firsts thanks to the man who built this. Really liked the audio guide that was included and offered in several languages. It was better than I had expected, so that was great for me, because I'm generally not a fan of museum type outings. This was different because I could get a real sense of living there. If you haven't been, just go. Life is short.
  • Beautiful historical home. The decorations for Christmas definitely made it a much more enjoyable experience. It was nice to see so much of the castle and not have a lot of closed off areas. The access to go all the way up in the towers was awesome and there is a beautiful view from the top of the Norman Tower. The tunnel to the stables was awesome and again the holiday decorations were top notch. I would definitely recommend!!
  • Although this isn't an actual authentic medieval castle. It was built in 20th century, but with very thorough thinking about styling and details. The story of the owner is also interesting and touching. So go take an audio guide and enjoy the lovely interiors of a once private house. As a bonus - you can visit professor Xavier school of X-men corridors and some other movies. If you happen to go to the local cafe, choose a place in the center of the alcove - they have some nice music playing in there.
  • A piece of Canada history. If you like history (specially war history), architecture, and castles this is a place for you. They even have an old carriage (good condition) and OLD cars. You can enter, walk an underground tunnel, see different rooms, bathrooms, a stable and even a room prepare specially for the queen of England! You can learn interesting facts about the original owners and the way of life from more than a century ago. I was there half day and wished I could stay more.
  • It is a strikingly beautiful place and even more so when decorated for the Christmas season.🎄The aerial and skating shows were a nice touch - especially nice to watch the children watching in awe. The Santa workshop walk was also wonderfully done! My only caution would be around the circular stairs to the towers - a staff member should be positioned at the top and bottom to monitor movement - for convenience but more importantly, for safety.

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