Casa Loma Toronto
Where are we going today?
Who LOVES history? Well, did you know that Toronto actually has a CASTLE? Yep! Casa Loma is a majestic castle, that dates back to the early 1910's.
It's where you can step back in time to European splendour and elegance! It was once home to Sit Henry Pallatt, who was a Canadian financier. Inside, you will be able to explore incredibly decorated suites, that will give you a first hand look at what life was like over 100 years ago.
It's a castle, so of course there is an 800ft tunnel! Here, you can experience an exhibit on the Dark Side of Toronto. You can learn of stories of the Depression, and Prohibition, and the Plague, and even the Great Fire of Toronto. Certainly a walk through the city's history!
There are stables, and towers, and incredible 5 acre gardens which are open seasonally. These are a great way to mix up your indoor adventure with outdoor walks in nature.
There are 60ft high ceilings in the Great Hall, with amazing hand carved pillars. There is a library filled with old and wonderful books.
You can explore the dining room, where you can just imagine the sounds and scents that would have been felt at the height of its time. You can even visit the bathrooms, and bedrooms, and the wine cellar with over 1800 bottles!
Don't miss the fun events they hold across the year, including fun Halloween experiences!
History is waiting to be uncovered at Casa Loma, where the whole family can step back in time, and really enjoy this castle experience!
How much does it cost?
- Children$15 - $20
- Free Under: 3 years.
When can we go?
9.30am to 5pm daily.
Year round. Closed Christmas Day.
They welcome elementary to secondary school students to the castle! Just give them a call about giving them a real life history lesson - right where it happened!.
The Terrace Grill is a seasonal outdoor casual service restaurant, and the Liberty Cafe is where you can enjoy casual lunch options including pastries, sandwiches and pastas.
There are healthy options at both eateries!.
Any Top Tips?
Allow a couple of hours to enjoy it all!.
Need a little extra help?
Most of the exhibit rooms are accessible, as are the different floors. There is an accessible washroom, and parking, and special needs dogs are welcome. .
Can I get one of those?
There is a gift shop on the lower level, and was originally a bowling alley! A great way to pick up fun and educational gifts and souvenirs of the castle.
The last admission is 4:30pm.
What people are saying?
by Daniel Brown
I'm so glad this place has finally started generating excitement and garnering attention, it deserves it for so many reasons. Their architectural structure is really gorgeous. All in all, amazing place with a great cause. You can't go wrong.
by Matthew Reis
Visiting Casa Loma was a cool experience. I'd rate the awesomeness of the mansion as greater than Boldt Castle, but not quite as grandiose as Hearst Castle or Biltmore Estate.
by Tanya Stepanic
Absolutely stunning! This is an architectural masterpiece and gorgeous representation of historical homes in Canada... Many of you who think it's over priced or uninteresting need to be reminded of the historical significance Casa Loma holds and how much it costs to maintain this beauty!
by Rasool Tahmasebi
I really enjoyed going to this marvelously beautiful historical house.
by Alexandra DeSousa
Attended a wedding and the venue was absolutely spectacular!
Beautiful place for unique photography and an elegant vintage feel wedding.