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Casa Loma

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Casa Loma (Spanish for Hill House) is a Gothic Revival style house and gardens in midtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that is now a museum and landmark. Step back in time as you explore the former estate of Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, a prominent Toronto financier, industrialist and military man. An unabashed romantic, Sir Henry engaged the noted architect E.J. Lennox to help him realize 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 10 years before financial misfortune forced him to abandon his castle home. Casa Loma is an intriguing legacy of an extraordinary Canadian.

Information

Today, Casa Loma is one of Toronto's top tourist attractions and hospitality venues. Each year over 350,000 visitors tour Casa Loma and the estate gardens. A perfect backdrop for special occasions, Casa Loma also plays host to over 250 private events annually. The unique architecture has also made it a highly desirable location for film, television and photo shoots.

Points Of Interest

Casa Loma has five acres of gardens. An underground tunnel connects Casa Loma to the Hunting Lodge and to the stables (garage, potting shed, stalls, carriage room and tack rooms).

Main Floor

  • Great Hall
  • Library
  • Dining Room
  • The Conservatory
  • Serving Room
  • Peacock Alley
  • Sir Henry's Study
  • Smoking Room
  • Billiards Room
  • Oak Room

Second Floor

  • Sir Henry's Suite
  • Sir Henry's Bathroom
  • Lady Pellatt's Suite
  • Lady Pellatt's Bathroom
  • Girl Guides Exhibit
  • Guest Suite
  • Windsor Room
  • Round Room

Third Floor

  • The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Regimental Museum
  • Stairs to Towers
  • The Kiwanis Room
  • The Garden Room
  • Servant's Room
  • The Austin Room

Basement

  • Gift Shop (Bowling lanes and shooting range - never completed)
  • Castle Café (Gymnasium - never completed)
  • Swimming Pool (Never completed)
  • Wine Cellar
  • Tunnel to Hunting Lodge and Stables

Stables

  • Garage
  • Potting Shed
  • Stalls
  • Carriage Room
  • Tack Rooms
  • Hunting Lodge

Exterior

  • Gardens

Activities

Self-guided multimedia tours are available in English, French, Japanese, German, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean and American Sign Language.

Audio Descriptive Tours for the visually impaired are available in English and French.

Liberty Café is open daily from 10am to 4pm.
Terrace Grill open approximately May to October, weather dependant.

Accessibility

Elevator: There is one small heritage elevator in Casa Loma that is staff operated.

For full details about what areas of Casa Loma are wheelchair accessible, see: Accessibility.

Contact & Address

1 Austin Terrace
Toronto, ON, M5R 1X8
Canada

Telephone: (416) 923-1171
Fax: (416) 923-5734

 

GPS address:
"Casa Loma", or
Address 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto

Latitude: 43.6780581
Longitude: -79.4094203

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