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CityPASS Toronto: Stepping Back in Time at Casa Loma and Spending a Day in Toronto’s Castle. #travel

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Casa Loma.

Have you ever wanted to visit a real-life castle? Well, don’t wish anymore and come on down to Toronto. Casa Loma is nestled in the heart of the city. Experience the elegance and splendour of the Edwardian era at Casa Loma, the only landmark castle in North America and Toronto’s premier historic attraction.

You can walk through secret passages and tunnels. Tour the stables with an exhibition of vintage cars from the 1900s and take in a spectacular city view from the unique towers. The gardens are to die for during May through October. With our CityPASS for Toronto, we were in.

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A Time’s Past.

Looking at Sir Pellatt’s office and walking through his secret passages was amazing. Even the halls were magnificent and opulent. My thoughts immediately pondered on what it must have felt like to live at Casa Loma all those years ago. I’m not going to lie, I imagined a Canadian version of Downton Abbey.

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These Are Rooms?

Oh my goodness, these rooms are more like apartments. It was interesting to see that the married couple lived in different dormitories and you can see the differences in decor. I don’t know about you but, I would take any of these rooms!

Things You Can See:
  • Step back in time — experience the elegance and splendor of a true medieval style castle.
  • Enjoy 5 acres of beautifully maintained gardens from May through October.
  • Explore the decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, and stables.
  • The Story of Sir Henry Pellatt film presentation follows the arc of this amazing man’s life.

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Learning New Things.

The girls were blown away by how things have changed and evolved over time. For example, take a look at this shower and the showers we own and use today. It was nice to see them explore the historical collections in the upper floors and then make the trek up to the towers of Casa Loma. Mimi couldn’t believe that was a washroom and that the towers went up so high!

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A Sir or Lady for A Day.

Casa Loma is a fun experience for all ages. We all enjoyed it and it was nice to be able to spread out and tour the house on our own. Make sure you get your CityPASS booklet to save cash and enjoy a day in Toronto’s landmark castle!

Tips:
  • Arrive before 11:30am when it’s less crowded.
  • Don’t miss the Hollywood film posters from films shot at the castle, located on the lower level, or the antique cars located in the stables.
  • Your CityPASS ticket includes fixed charges for an audio guide and the Pellatt documentary film.
  • Enjoy Casa Loma gardens from May to October.
  • Get a 10% discount at the Gift Shop; see coupon in booklet for details.

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Check Out Our CityPASS Adventure.

The CityPASS booklet covers the CN Tower and Tower Experience, Casa Loma, the Toronto Zoo, The Ontario Science Centre and the Royal Ontario Museum. 40% off in savings, you simply cannot go wrong. Check out how we enjoyed the CN Tower at night and our wild adventure at the Toronto Zoo

Have you ever been to a castle?

Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!

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47 Comments

  1. What a beautiful building, I especially like the plumbing – is that really as old as the building itself?

  2. I did a City Pass in NYC not too long ago and it was definitely the way to go. We skipped tons of lines.

  3. What an amazing place! I can't believe how beautiful that castle is. It's on the bucket list!
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  4. Wow, that place is amazing! I'd love to visit there one day and will remember for my next trip. Plus, I had no idea it was even there!

  5. How gorgeous is that decor and architecture!? I love visiting historical landmarks like this when I travel!

  6. This looks so beautiful. I have never been to a castle before. I would love to walk around and explore one.

  7. I had no idea Canada had their own Castle! I have toured Castles in Germany and this reminds me a lot of those! Oh I have such a weak spot for historical sites. And I would love to spend a day in this Castle touring it and learning it's history!

  8. I think that bathroom is my favorite, but there are so many things about the castle I love. The intricate detail in the wood is amazing.

  9. Let me just say…WOW! I want to stay in a castle! It is so amazing how the rooms and even the bathrooms look! Going to be adding this on my list of places to stay and visit.

  10. The CityPass sounds like a great deal! Love your pictures and those rooms are amazing! What a beautiful tiger rug.

  11. I love Toronto and Montreal! Two of my favorite places in Canada! I have relative there as well! =)

  12. Hi Nancy, Well Yes I would love to visit and tour Casa Loma in Toronto! Wow – and that shower is remarkable – all it needs is a window! What a marvel place to tour – and live in , back in the day!

  13. Oh my, I haven't been to Toronto in so long! I think I was maybe 16-17… How beautiful is this though! So gread and elegant!

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