Casa Loma

This medieval-style castle, completed in 1914 for a staggering $3.5 million, looms on a hill, overlooking downtown. Designed by famed Toronto architect E. J. Lennox (see Old City Hall), Casa Loma — Spanish for “house on the hill” — was the estate of prominent financier and industrialist Sir Henry Pellatt, who was forced by financial ruin to abandon his 98-room dream home less than 10 years after it was built.

  • 1 Austin Terrace

  • 416 923 1171


  • Open daily 9:30am–5pm (last admittance 4pm); closed Dec 25 & Jan 1

  • Adm: $16 adults; $10 senior citizens and students; $8.75 children aged 4–13

First in Luxury

As founder of the Toronto Electric Light Company, Sir Henry Pellatt brought electric power to the city, so it is not surprising ...

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