Casa Loma is a European Style Castle and museum set in 5 acres of beautiful gardens and offering excellent views of Downtown Toronto
Casa Loma which means Hill House in Spanish, is an architectural marvel which was constructed by over 300 workers between 1911 and 1914. Overlooking what is now Downtown Toronto, this European style castle was originally built for financier Sir Henry Mill Pellat and his wife. They only lived there for 10 years before financial troubles forced them to leave. After this Casa Loma operated briefly as a luxury hotel. By late in the 1920's it had become a popular night spot, however, by 1933, Casa Loma was taken over by the City of Toronto to pay for unpaid taxes due. At this time it was very run down and the City was considering demolition, however it was saved and has since been undergoing years of restoration.
This popular landmark and museum is now one of Toronto's top attractions with over 400,000 visitors each year. Casa Loma has 5 acres of lovely gardens maintained by full-time master gardeners. A tunnel runs underground to connect with the Hunting Lodge and Stables.
Tip: You can bypass the lineups and save almost 50% on admission to Casa Loma and 4 other 'must see' Toronto attractions by purchasing a Toronto CityPASS prior to your vacation.
For additional information about the Casa Loma see the Official Website: Casa Loma.