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Casa Loma is a famous landmark in Toronto. This one of a kind Toronto castle attracts many visitors and hosts many events year-round.

It was the home of the prominent industrialist and financier Sir Henry Pellatt for less than 10 years. In 1883 he founded the Toronto Electric Light Company and in 1902 he and his partners built the first Canadian hydro-generating plant at Niagara Falls. In 1911 with a fortune of $ 17 million he hired Canadian architect E. J. Lennox to build his dream “House on a hill” (“Casa Loma”). Casa Loma was the largest private home in North America at the time and it took $3.5 million and 3 years to build. Unfortunately political decisions allowed for public ownership of electricity and his source of income practically disappeared. After the World War I Pellat’s company filed for bankruptcy and in 1924 he was forced to move to his farm in King Township. During the Depression Casa Loma was vacant and in 1933 the City took the property for back taxes. Today Casa Loma is owned by the City of Toronto and is operated by the Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma since 1937.

Casa Loma was a very modern home at the time. The Great hall has 18 meters (60 feet) high ceiling and is also a home to Canada's largest Wurlitzer pipe organ. On the first floor you will find the Conservatory with marble Italian floor, the Library, Sir Henry’s study and the Smoking and Billiard rooms. On the Second floor are the state-of-the-art apartments with private bathrooms, bathtubs and even bidet. Climb to the third floor to the Scottish and the Norman Towers to be rewarded with a stunning view of the city. In the basement a 240m/800f tunnel connects the house with the stables. The tunnel is 5.4m/18 feet below the ground.

The Casa Loma gardens are a beautiful sight during the summer with fountains and sculptures. Casa Loma also is a popular venue for weddings.

Where is Casa Loma: 1 Austin Terrace at the corner of Davenport Rd. and Spadina Ave.

How to get to Casa Loma: Subway Yonge-University-Spadina to Dupont station

Opening Hours: Daily 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Last admission is 4:00 p.m.)
Casa Loma Toronto

Casa Loma Toronto
Casa Loma Toronto

Casa Loma Toronto
Casa Loma Toronto

Casa Loma Toronto
Casa Loma Toronto

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juju says:
Trully marvelous castle in the middle of Toronto! The gardens are exceptional during the spring! A must see!

simran says:
wonder if this place as some haunted stories...

manisha says:
is it really haunted?? or just stories or myths

mckenna says:
Casa loma is so beautiful

Daniela says:
I think that Casa Loma is beautiful

Mykell Jegede says:
An A-list architectural masterpiece! Casa Loma is a must-see for every Architect. I feel fulfilled and am greatly inspired.