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Toronto: Casa Loma Entry Ticket

1. Toronto: Casa Loma Entry Ticket

Step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendor at Canada's majestic castle, Casa Loma, located in midtown Toronto. Your entry ticket includes a documentary experience on Sir Henry Pellatt and access to the castle’s café and other features. Completed in 1914 by Sir Henry Pellatt and spanning over 200,000 square feet, Casa Loma is a must-see when visiting Toronto. Today, Casa Loma is one of Toronto’s top tourist attractions. Its unique architecture has also made it a highly desirable location for film, television, and photoshoots. Casa Loma features permanent installations such as the Dark Side of Toronto photo exhibit and the Classic Car Collection in Casa Loma’s stables. Casa Loma also curates special exhibits on a regular basis, pertaining to early Toronto and Canadian history. The Dark Side Tunnel ExhibitThe stables and carriage house are connected to Casa Loma by an 800-foot tunnel that runs 18 feet below Austin Terrace. The tunnel features an exhibit of Toronto’s dark side, which tells the story in archival photographs of Toronto’s darker days, such as the Prohibition Era, the Great Depression, the plague, the Great Fire of Toronto, and Toronto’s first plane crash. Antique Car DisplayThe garage and carriage room feature an exhibition of vintage cars from the early 1900s, the period in which Sir Henry Pellatt would have inhabited Casa Loma. The collection includes a 1910 Maxwell Model Q Standard, 1924-1925 Ford Model T Touring, 1910 Maxwell Model Q Standard, and more. The RoomsYou’ll also get to explore the former estate of Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, the prominent Toronto financier, industrialist, and military man behind the origins of the castle. Sir Henry asked the architect E.J. Lennox to help him realize a life-long dream – the creation of a medieval castle overlooking Toronto. Casa Loma features nearly 98 rooms, many of which exemplify the Edwardian era and are decorated with authentic period furnishings and antiques. Group of Seven CollectionLocated on the third floor of Casa Loma, this collection is comprised of artwork by various members of the Group of Seven. Active from 1920 to 1933, the Group of Seven (which eventually grew to ten members) was comprised of Canadian landscape painters. Hollywood Film GalleryLocated in the basement level of Casa Loma, the Hollywood Film Gallery highlights the castle as a prime location for major motion pictures, revealing glimpses behind the scenes. For over 30 years, Casa Loma has been a popular location for use in film and television. The Queen’s Own Rifles of CanadaThe Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada Regimental Museum occupies a major part of the third floor of the Casa Loma.

Toronto: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Toronto: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Hop on and off open-top double-decker buses to explore the best of Toronto at your own pace. See all of Toronto’s top historic and contemporary attractions on board and hop on and off at any of the 15 stops.  During summer, the vehicles are mainly open-top double-deckers buses that afford you the best possible view of Toronto. During the late fall and winter, or when the weather happens to be cold or wet, enjoy a cozy, comfortable trolley instead. Although these vehicles aren’t open-top, they are loaded with wide windows and they’re a great way to see and photograph Toronto’s sights in style. Bus Stops: 1) Yonge-Dundas Square 2) Yonge & Wellesley 3) Yorkville 4) The Park Hyatt / ROM 5) Casa Loma 6) Spadina & Bloor 7) The Bata Shoe Museum 8) The Royal Ontario Museum 9) Art Gallery of Ontario 10) CN Tower North 11) Ripley's Aquarium / CN Tower 12) Harbourfront Centre 13) Meridian Hall / Hockey Hall of Fame 14) St. Lawrence Market 15) The Distillery District

Toronto: Best of Toronto Tour with CN Tower and River Cruise

3. Toronto: Best of Toronto Tour with CN Tower and River Cruise

Experience the best of the best on this complete Ultimate Toronto Tour. This small group tour will have you experience first-hand some of Toronto’s must-see attractions and learn about the history behind them.  Once this tour is completed, you will walk away with wonderful memories and a head full of amazing facts and tidbits about Toronto's history.  Your adventure in Toronto starts with a quick trip up to the observation deck of the CN Tower – one of the world’s most popular tourist spots. On the observation deck, you will have the opportunity to walk out and be 1,151 feet above the ground. Being so high up will allow you to get amazing views of the surrounding city. Don’t forget to bring your camera because there will be numerous opportunities to take amazing photos. Next, hop aboard a seasonal cruise where you will be able to see breathtaking views of Toronto’s skyline, the bustling waterfront, and the nearby Toronto Islands. When the cruise is unavailable, explore Casa Loma instead. Other highlights of the tour will include a narrated driving tour of Eaton Centre, Dundas Square, Queen’s Park, and a short stop at the St. Lawrence Market (Closed Sundays and Mondays). On the other days St. Lawrence Market will be replaced with a visit to the Distillery District  The Ultimate Toronto Tour will be ideal for first-time tourists to Toronto who are looking to experience it all or veteran travelers to the area who want to experience something new.

Gray Line Toronto: Scenic 2-Hour City Tour by Bus

4. Gray Line Toronto: Scenic 2-Hour City Tour by Bus

Embark on an enchanting adventure through the bustling streets and captivating landmarks of Toronto with this 2-hour bus tour. Discover some of the city's most vibrant streets and popular landmarks. Board a comfortable and air-conditioned coach as expert guides welcome you with warm hospitality and fascinating insights into the city's rich history and diverse culture. During your tour you will see highlights like: CN Tower: The iconic CN Tower, a towering marvel that dominates the city's skyline. Ascend to the observation deck, where you'll be treated to awe-inspiring panoramic views of Toronto and its picturesque surroundings. Royal Ontario Museum (ROM): Immerse yourself in the world of art, history, and culture at the Royal Ontario Museum. Home to a vast collection of artifacts and exhibits from different eras and civilizations, the ROM offers a captivating journey through time and space. Casa Loma: Prepare to be transported to a fairy-tale realm as we visit the enchanting Casa Loma. This grand castle, with its majestic architecture and beautiful gardens, is a living testament to Toronto's aristocratic past. Explore its opulent rooms, secret passages, and sweeping terraces that offer breathtaking views of the city. St. Lawrence Market: Experience the vibrant culinary scene of Toronto at the historic St. Lawrence Market. Immerse yourself in a sensory delight as you stroll through the bustling aisles filled with fresh produce, gourmet delicacies, and local treats. Discover the market's cultural significance as a meeting place for food lovers from all walks of life. Distillery District: Step back in time as you venture into the charming Distillery District, a beautifully preserved historic neighborhood. Wander along cobblestone streets, framed by red-brick Victorian-era buildings housing galleries, boutiques, and artisanal studios. This cultural hotspot exudes a creative and artistic atmosphere. Harbourfront Centre: Embrace the tranquility of Toronto's waterfront at the vibrant Harbourfront Centre. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk, take in captivating views of Lake Ontario, and immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere filled with arts, music, and cultural events. Queen's Park & Ontario Legislative Building: Discover the political heart of Ontario as you pass by Queen's Park and the majestic Ontario Legislative Building. Marvel at the stunning architecture and learn about the province's governance and history. Entertainment District: Cruise through Toronto's Entertainment District, a dynamic area that buzzes with theaters, nightlife, and entertainment venues. Catch a glimpse of the city's thriving performing arts scene and explore the district's vibrant energy. Yonge-Dundas Square: Experience the vibrant heart of downtown Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square, often referred to as "The Times Square of Canada." Be captivated by the bustling intersection, dazzling billboards, and the lively spirit of this commercial and cultural hub. After your tour, feel free to come back to any of these locations and explore them even further.

Toronto: Casa Loma's Stately Houses Mobile Audio Guide

5. Toronto: Casa Loma's Stately Houses Mobile Audio Guide

Join me on a casual stroll through one of Toronto’s oldest forests. Together we’ll explore the area just west of Casa Loma, Toronto's castle on a hill. In 1910, this area was in high demand because of its grand view of the city. Wealthy industrialists competed for the finest homes by hiring the best architects. This easy walk will take you to some of the neighbourhood’s most famous houses and tell you about the characters who inhabited them. Some of the highlights along the way include: • Hearing about Marshall McLuhan and the origins of the phrase “global village” • Finding out about the early settlers of Casa Loma • Seeing where Ernest Hemingway got his start as a writer • Walking along the oldest beachfront in the city This 45 minute tour starts at Casa Loma and finishes at St. Clair West subway station.

Toronto: Walking Tour & Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

6. Toronto: Walking Tour & Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Become acquainted with the city of Toronto by foot & bus with this flexible sightseeing pass. Enjoy 2 walking tours in the downtown area and travel the city on a double-decker sightseeing bus. Meet your guide next to the Information Booth in Yonge/Dundas Square. Your tour guide will be wearing a Vox City Blue Shirt. They will start the tour in the square, before walking across the street and into the Eaton Centre. Exiting the Eaton Center we pass the Church of the Holy Trinity before we enter Nathan Philip Square which houses Toronto's City Hall. Heading south via Yonge Street, the longest street in the world your guide will point out the Bay-Adelaide Centre, before arriving at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Continuing through Brookfield Place we cross into Union Station, Toronto's main train terminal, before seeing the Scotiabank Arena.Your tour comes to a close after a short walk to the CN Tower. The tour will take about 90 minutes in duration. Hop aboard a sightseeing bus and enjoy sweeping views from the open-top deck. Explore iconic sights from Casa Loma and the Hockey Hall of Fame to Harbourfront Centre and The Distillery District. Travel the city and tune into the multilingual audio commentary to learn more about Toronto. With this pass, you will see: • CN Tower • St Lawrence Market • Casa Loma • Ripleys Aquarium of Canada • Royal Ontario Museum • Yonge Dundas Square • Hockey Hall of Fame • Chinatown • Art Gallery of Ontario • Roundhouse park • Toronto Railway Museum • Simcoe Wave Deck • Meridian Hall • Gooderham Building • Scotiabank Arena • St. Andrews Church • Nathan Phillips Square • Old City Hall • Brookfield Place • Union Station • Metro Toronto Convention Centre • Roy Thomson Hall • St. James Park • Little Trinity Anglican Church • BMO Field • Exhibition Place • Chinatown • Campbell House Museum • Kensington Market • University of Toronto • Ontario Parliament

Toronto: Luxury Small Group City Tour

7. Toronto: Luxury Small Group City Tour

Join our award-winning small group tour as we explore Canada’s vibrant cosmopolitan city straddling beautiful Lake Ontario. Toronto is known for soaring skyscrapers, a lively arts scene and unique cultural attractions. See Toronto from the sky in an eyepopping visit to the iconic CN Tower and revel in the gothic splendor of Casa Loma (admissions included). Relax in our spacious executive vehicle with a certified driver at the helm and our experienced tour guide on hand to reveal Toronto’s local hotspots and hidden gems. Anticipate ample time for photo stops and leisure time to have lunch on your own. Our Gems of Toronto Tour is a showcase of outstanding attractions. A distinct tour highlight features the historic beauty of Casa Loma, a castle like no other. We’ll then make it to the top of the world with a lofty vantage point from the CN Tower. Essential viewing, it’s one of Toronto’s most celebrated and recognizable landmarks. On a clear day you can see all the way to Niagara Falls! Known as a “city of neighborhoods,” Toronto is packed full of outstanding modern and heritage architecture. We ensure our guests experience essential viewing of Toronto’s impressive array of museums, theaters, markets, and waterfront attractions. Join us for the best of Toronto in this authentic, wholly satisfying tour.

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What people are saying about Casa Loma

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 367 reviews

My wife visited with our two young daughters January 2, 2023. The castle was stunning!! I really enjoyed the audio tour and written information describing each room. So much work went into decorating the castle for Christmas especially the amount of work that went into decorating even the tunnel! The highlight of the trip was the magic show and sword fighting show. My kids are absolutely thrilled that they were able to get involved in the action and couldn’t stop talking about the magic show they participated in. The magician that walked around was an excellent idea and really entertained our family and kept all of us guessing what he would do next. Rick was extremely knowledgable about the history of the castle in the family that owned it. He took time to explain the history and answer all of my questions. Rick was also amazing with our kids. Gave them some challenges and mysteries to solve and then told them a short story. The experience was an excellent value for money. 5 STARS!

During the winter event they had a number of different performances and activities for families to watch and participate in. It was a lot of fun for what we thought was going to be a simple historical tour.

Great tour bus. We visited all of the top attractions and the tour guides were very knowledgeable.

A very enjoyable visit. Great Christmas time activity. Looking forward to my return.

Casa Loma was very beautiful! Learned lots and had a good time overall !