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Ultimate Toronto Tour
"Experience the best of the best in the complete tour of Toronto. Experience first-hand some of Toronto's must-see attractions and learn about the history behind these places and surrounding neighborhoods. Once this tour is completed you will walk away with wonderful memories and a head full of amazing facts and tidbits about Toronto history.Your adventure in Toronto starts with a quick trip up to the observation deck at the CN Tower one of the world's most popular tourist spots. On the observation deck you will have the opportunity to walk out and stand 1151 feet above the ground. Being so high up will allow you to get amazing views of the surrounding city. Don't forget to bring your camera because there will be numerous opportunities to take amazing photos.After a trip to the CN Tower your professional guide will take you to the mysterious historic Casa Loma where you will have the adventure of a lifetime. At this Gothic castle
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Private Toronto Guided City Tour
"Travel in style like a VIP as you embark on a fabulous 2 hour private guided tour of Toronto. Your licensed tour guide will show you all Toronto has to offer and share tips on local hot spots restaurants and fun trivia. Personal pickup is available from your hotel. Travel in a luxury vehicle and see the daily lives of some of the six million people that live in Toronto. Learn about the CN rail and the Toronto Harbourfront. Stop for pi a very historical battle grounds from the war of 1812. Learn how the fur traders used to use Yonge Street and Bloor Street to travel goods. See Kensington market and one of Toronto's six Chinatown's. Lets not forget the beautiful Casa Loma home to Sir Henry Pellatt. Learn about the various cultures and cuisine that Toronto has to offer. See breathtaking views of the Toronto skyline. No photo opportunity will be missed on this luxurious and private VIP tour. After the tour is comple your driver/guide will drop you back off at your hotel or one of the highlights as seen on the tour.Highlights include: Rogers Centre CN Tower Harbourfront
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Toronto CityPass
"CityPASS is the best deal in the cultural Mecca of the great white North with actual tickets to these premier attractions:CN Tower Casa Loma Royal Ontario Museum Ripley's Aquarium of Canada Option Ticket: T such as hours of operation transportation information contact information and insiders' tips so you can get the most out of your vacation - yet it is so compact it will fit into your back pocket. It's all you need to see the best of Toronto!""""Most FAMOUS attractions at ONE AMAZING price with plenty of time to see it all! See the CN Tower Casa Loma
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Casa Loma

This beautiful Edwardian castle was the former home of Sir Henry and Lady Mary Pellatt. He engaged the architect E>J> Lennox to build him a castle which had influences of English, Scottish and German castles that Sir Henry had seen on his travels. It took 3 years to complete and cost $3,500,000 at the time. He let E.J. Lennox build a beautiful mansion just across the road from Casa Loma with the left over materials.

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buzzz
Aug 10, 2004

Castle Casa Loma

Castle Casa Loma: A fairy-tale Scottish castle in the middle of Toronto.
The castle is located on a hill with extensive gardens. You have to climb the Baldwin Steps (110 steps) to get a nice view of the castle and downtown Toronto.

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HORSCHECK
Jun 13, 2004

Casa Loma - A Legacy of Toronto's Elite

Casa Loma is Toronto's most prominent historic residence, bringing European elegance & high end living under one roof. Though it is nothing compared to any palace or castle in Europe, it is considered Toronto's prime estate. Casa Loma is complete with decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables, and beautiful 5-acre estate gardens. I somewhat detest the lack of colours (looks like a medieval residence), the lack of natural light & the choice of design within the interior of the building, but I guess that is what Torontonians preferred back then.

The outdoor architecture & landscaping is very beautiful, and it is set in a hilly area (very rare in Toronto), so the setting is very magical. The garden is a great place to relax and enjoy the flowers and fountain. The terrace offers a panoramic view of the residence grounds. Casa Loma was designed by E.J. Lennox. The castle was built with 300 men in 3 years, costing over three and a half million dollars (in 1914).

Highlights within Casa Loma include:

i) Great Hall: This is the main point of the castle. Notice the carefully crafted sculptures.

ii) The Conservatory: The floor marble is Italian but the side panels are of Ontario marble. In winter, steam pipes keep the flowers healthy.

iii) Peacock Alley: This passageway was modelled after a passageway in Windsor Castle.

iv) Sir Henry's Study: On either sides of the fireplace are secret doors.

Casa Loma was the dream home of a Toronto financier, industrialist & military man...Sir. Henry Pallett. Though he was one of Toronto's elite, he died a poor man : (

Casa Loma is open daily 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Last admission : 4:00 p.m.)

Casa Loma is now operated by Kiwanis Club Toronto.

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Mar 03, 2004

Casa Loma

Casa Loma is the former estate of Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, a prominent Toronto Financiar, Industrialist and Military man.

Sir Henry engaged the architect E.J. Lennox to help him realise a life-long dream - the creation of a "medieval" castle on the brow of a hill overlooking Toronto.

Begun in 1911, it took 300 men nearly 3 years to complete, and cost $3,500,000 at that time.

Sir Henry enjoyed Casa Loma for less than ten years before financial misfortune forced him to abandon his castle home.

Casa Loma is owned by the City of Toronto and has been operated by the Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma since 1937.

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Dec 01, 2003
 
 
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Casa Loma

Casa Loma is the former estate of Sir Henry Pellatt, Toronto financier, industrialist, and miltary man. The castle was designed by architect E. J. Lennox who also designed Toronto's Old City Hall. Plans for the castle were drawn up in 1911. The castle took three years to complete at a cost of 3.5 million dollars. The castle is beautiful inside and out. Be sure to allow enough time to thoroughly tour the grounds. The gardens are lovely. Where comfortable shoes and cool clothing in the summer. Touring the castle and especially the turrets can be a real workout! There is a cafeteria in the basement if you need a bite to eat.

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Viajara
Aug 30, 2003

Canadian Castle

Sir Henry Pellatt, the dreamer behind Toronto's famous landmark, Casa Loma, was born in Kingston, Ontario on January 6, 1859 to British parents. Ambitious from his youth, Sir Henry left his studies at Upper Canada College when he was seventeen to pursue a career in commerce in the family business. By the age of 23 he became a full partner in his father's stock brokerage firm, from that time on known as Pellatt and Pellatt. That year was also marked by his marriage to Mary Dodgeson, whom he met when he was twenty.

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Aug 07, 2003

Toronto's Castle

Don't forget to see Toronto's castle - Casa Loma. Sir Henry Pellatt built this in hopes it would be where the British Royal Family would stay when they were in Toronto.
It sits on top of a hill, giving a beautiful view of downtown Toronto.
Casa Loma has made appearances in a number of tv shows and movies, and was home to the Antiques Roadshow a year ago or so.
It is a popular place for wedding, and banquets. I can remember as a very young child that it was all decorated up as a fairy wonderland at Christmas. Magical for a little girl.

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CdnJane
Apr 07, 2003

Exploring Secret Passageways

CASA LOMA is a medieval castle, the former estate of industrialist and financier Sir Henry Pellatt. In this castle, you can find hidden secret passageways, underground tunnels leading to the stables, towers overlooking Toronto, and explore its acred garden.
The castle is vast and the rooms magnificent. Visit the billiards room, the library, the bedrooms suites, and the Great Hall with its 60 ft ceiling! The castle has 3 floors so it will keep you busy!
Tours are self-guided and available in 8 languages. An admission discount is available and can be sent to you before your trip to the castle. Go to the website for more information.

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Casa Loma

it's a big house (some say it's a castle) built around 1911 on Spadina Ave. There are many rooms to roam thru, secret passages, wine cellars, stables, funky architecture...and from the turrets, you get a nice view of downtown Toronto. Definitely a must see. $10 for adult admission.

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Sep 26, 2002

Casa Loma

Former estate of Canadian financier, Sir Henry Pellatt. Castle complete with decorated suites, towers, 800-foot tunnel and stables. Open daily for tours. Gardens open May-October.
For more photos, visit my travelogue under this name.

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sunnywong
Sep 20, 2002

Check out Casa Loma,it was...

Check out Casa Loma,it was very interesting and beautiful. Toronto is a clean city that welcomes you in with open arms! Getting around was pretty easy on the subway! It was an experience!
Like I said it was CLEAN ,compared to other big cities I've been too.

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hansash
Aug 26, 2002

Visit Casa Loma. This...

Visit Casa Loma. This beautiful castle was once a private home, but fell into disrepair when the family went bankrupt. It has since been renovated and made into the beautiful tourist attraction it is today.
For anyone who likes castles or architecture, this is the place to go. I wandered around trying to imagine what it would would have been like to live there. The rooms are beautiful, and there is a self guided audio tour. Dont forget to climb up the spiral staircases to the turretts for great views of Toronto.

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Aug 25, 2002

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