Canada, Ontario: Toronto

Casa Loma

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Address: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5R 1X8
Tel.: (416) 923 5734
Fax: (416) 923 1171
Opening hours: Daily 9:30-16; Gardens open May through October
http://www.CasaLoma.org
Info@CasaLoma.org


Casa Loma is the renowned castle of romance and elegance of bygone era at Toronto. This majestic landmark is the unique legacy of Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, prominent Canadian financier, industrialist and military officer of the early 20th century. knighted by King Edward VII, Sir Henry achieved the rank of Major General in Queen's Own Rifles, one of Canada's oldest regiments.

He amassed his fortune in such diverse fields as transportation, real estate, electricity and insurance and was generous supporter of many worthy causes before his financial empire crumbled.

On the brow of a hill, overlooking Toronto, the striking silhouette of massive castle dominates the skyline and stirs the imagination. Based on long-life fascination with European castles, Sir Henry borrowed the most pleasing elements of Norman, Gothic and Romanesque styles to create Casa Loma.

Both formal and informal gardens adorn the beautifully landscaped grounds beckoning visitor on leisurely stroll through this splendid six acre estate. At every turn scenes are delighted by dancing fountains, unusual sculpture and dazzling everchanching colors of Canadian garden.

One would enter world of imperia grace and splendor when steps back in time-back to a time when Sir Henry and Lady Pellatt called Casa Loma home. You are greeted in Great Hall, the central point of the castle, with its soaring oak-beamed ceiling.

Marvel at the beauty of stained glass in the castle's Conservatory, discover Pellat family crest in Library ceiling, and observe the intricate carving of the paneled Oak Room.

Breath-taking view of the city will reward the adventurous who climb the turreted towers. And luxurious carriage room and stables connected to the castle by 800 ft tunnel are not be missed.

 

 

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