Casa Loma  


1 Austin Terrace,

Toronto M5R 1X8

416 923 1171

Adults (18-59) $10; Seniors (60+) $6.50; Youth (14-17) $6.50; Children (4-13) $6; Children 3 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.


Casa Loma, Toronto's "Castle in the middle of the City!" is only 5 minutes' walk east of The French Connection.

Casa Loma was built by the romantic Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt between 1911 and 1914, to fulfill his wish for a castle. It may appear anachronistic now, but it hasn't lost its majestic charm. The grand landmark's secret passageways, breathtaking towers and sweeping staircase continue to excite the younger crowd. It even looks a little spooky at night, with its lights reflecting up into the dark sky.

Today, Casa Loma is owned by the City of Toronto and operated by the Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma, which operates it as a tourist attraction, and the tourists come at a rate of about 400,000 a year. Between May and October, the burgeoning number of green thumbs in the city can visit the five acres of lush gardens surrounding the castle. Casa Loma's picture-perfect appearance makes it an ideal spot to be rented for weddings and other special events.--Jefferey Zuk and Kamla Wray

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