Casa Loma, Toronto

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    Toronto's Castle

    by CdnJane Updated Apr 7, 2003

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    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.

    Address: Spadina Rd south of St Clair Ave W

    Directions: Take the St.Clair streetcar west from Yonge to Spadina Rd. and walk south until you reach the end of the street or Austin Terrace

    Website: http://www.casaloma.org/

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    Exploring Secret Passageways

    by heywinks Written Feb 25, 2003

    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.

    Address: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1X8 Canada

    Phone: (416) 923 - 1171

    Website: http://www.casaloma.org

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    Casa Loma

    by btex Updated Sep 26, 2002

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    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.

    Address: Spadina Avenue

    Phone: (416) 923 - 1171

    Website: http://www.casaloma.org/

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    Casa Loma

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

    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.

    Address: 1 Austin Terrace

    Phone: 416-923-1171

    Website: http://www.casaloma.org

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    Check out Casa Loma,it was...

    by hansash Written Aug 26, 2002

    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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    Visit Casa Loma. This...

    by KirstenL4W Written Aug 25, 2002

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    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.

    Directions: 1 Austin Terrace. Take the TTC to Dupont, walk north on Spadina and take the Baldwin Steps up to Casa Loma.

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    Visit wonderfully bizarre Casa...

    by Tolik Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Visit wonderfully bizarre Casa Loma, the “house on the ridge”. This castle-like mansion was built in 1914 to satisfy the architectural fantasies of Sir Henry Pellatt and show off the vast fortune he accumulated in developing hydroelectricity in Ontario.

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    CASA LOMA This is a very...

    by chrissyalex Written Aug 25, 2002

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    CASA LOMA This is a very beautiful and interesting castle that was built just before World War I. There are gardens, a stable,hidden panels.interesting passageways and a pipe organ. it is decorated beautifully too. They used to have guided walking tours here,but now these tours are tape recorded( but still very good) I think the cost of admission is around $8 or $9.

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  • I must admit that I have a...

    by Aphrodite21 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    I must admit that I have a fascination with castles so of course I had to see Toronto's very own castle Casa Loma.
    Started in 1911, Casa Loma is the result of a life-long dream of Sir Henry Pellatt. It took nearly 3 years and 300 men to build this castle and it cost $3,500,000 at the time. Unfortunately Sir Henry ran into some financial difficulties and in less than 10 years he was forced to give up his castle. Today it's owned by the City of Toronto and operated by the Kiwanis Club. Visitors can walk around the castle and also take a look at the beautiful gardens. There's also an underground tunnel that connects the castle to the stables but unfortunately we ran out of time. There are also two towers that you can climb. There's the Scottish Tower to the east that is the highest but it's enclosed. Then there's the one that we climbed the Norman Tower. I'll warn you before hand though, it's quite a climb. And it's not an easy climb when you're out of shape just like me. This tower is open and it provides a beautful view of Toronto.

    Directions: We had a bit of a tough time finding this castle because this it's not located in downtown Toronto and the directions weren't really clear. So I'll attempt to describe to you the way we got there but

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    by Nicci13 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Casa Loma
    An old castle where you can stay as long as you want.
    There is a self-guided audio tour.
    A lot of interesting things are told about the castle and its past inhabitants.
    Don't forget to have a walk through the gardens of Casa Loma. They are very beautiful.

    Directions: 1 Austin Terrace,
    It is situated a little bit outside downtown Toronto. But it is easy to go there by underground.

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    Visit Casa Loma ....it is the...

    by beveke Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Visit Casa Loma ....
    it is the former estate of Sir henry Mill Pellat ....
    he wanted to make his dreams come true , a midieval castle , on the brow of a hill overlooking toronto.....
    The building of the Castle started in 1911 and costed 3.5 million....
    He could live there for only ten years, after that he had financial misfortune....
    Casa Loma has a view over Toronto thats unbelievable....
    One of the views on the picture.below.....
    Casa Loma , Austin terrace ,Toronto Ontario ....tel: 4169231171...

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    Casa Loma

    by Angel_Dust Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The owner is rumoured to have committed suicide because he was forced to give up this magnificent structure....as kids, I was told that it was haunted with 'bat rooms.' There are rooms beautifully decorated and the garden is really relaxing.

    Address: Downtown area

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    Casa Loma

    by cfuentesm Written Nov 18, 2005

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    A true beauty. This old house like resembles a castle is just amazing. You'll be transported to the old times. Make sure you visit the rooms and the gardens which are spectacular.

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    Casa Loma

    by Karolina01 Written Oct 13, 2005

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    Casa Loma is the legacy of Sir Henry Mill Pellatt. It is a medieval castle on the brow of a hill overlooking Toronto, built 1914. The castle is very well preserved and open daily for tourists.

    Address: 1 Austin Terr at Spadina

    Phone: 416-923-1171

    Website: http://www.casaloma.org

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    british heritage

    by MURRA Written Sep 26, 2005

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    Just north of downtown toronto there is a castle museum

    great for green space in a concrete setting

    Address: dupont subway stop young line

    Directions: just north of bloor st on spadina road

    vt tour  group from the castle tower

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