Casa Loma, Toronto

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    Casa Loma - Castle or Shack?

    by Jele Written Aug 10, 2004

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    OK, so, I'm sure Casa Loma is described very nicely in most guide books, but I think its a big tourist trap. If you're European, don't bother going, I'm sure you see buildings more impressive to this on your way to work! But if you've never seen a "castle" before, go if you must!

    Unique Suggestions: Take a walk in their beautiful gardens, they are truly one of a kind in Toronto.

    Fun Alternatives: Try going to Osgoode Hall at Queen and University. Its an amazing building, much more opulent, FREE, and not as many tourists!

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    by levoyageur Written Nov 26, 2002

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    View of the Castle

    It's an artificial medieval style castle builded in the end of the 19th century. Personnally, this place is very expensive (10$ for a short visit) and it's too much touristic. Oh, It's real, you have a big gift shop, know you can imagine the place...

    Unique Suggestions: Go during week days, soon.

    Fun Alternatives: Just walk in the streets around the castle, it's free and you can see a lot of old big house (victorian style)

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    CASA LOMA is a top destination...

    by Michael_D Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    CASA LOMA is a top destination and was built by Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt in 1914 simply to fulfill a childhood fantasy of owning a castle. Its secret passageways, breathtaking towers and sweeping staircase continue to enchant visitors and even looks a little errie at night. Today, Casa Loma is owned by the City of Toronto , operated by the Kiwanis Club and attracts about 400,000 tourists a year. The entire time i was there I visualised kicking everybody out and living there...it must be a common fantasy;-) Casa Loma is located at 1 Austin Terrace at Spadina Rd.Toronto M5R 1X8 phone: (416) 923-1171 e-mail: info@casaloma.org

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  • Casa Loma - this strange...

    by zitronella Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Casa Loma - this strange millionaires villa - though thereĀ“s always a long queue in front there are much more interesting points to visit

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