Casa Loma - A Brief History
Begun in 1911, it took 300 men nearly 3 years to complete and cost $3,500,000; for a time, it was the largest residence in North America. Sir Henry enjoyed Casa Loma for a mere 10 years before financial loss forced him to abandon his castle home.
Today, the mansion is owned by the City of Toronto and run by The Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma, which uses its share of the proceeds for charitable projects.
Getting to Casa Loma?
Casa Loma is in a primarily residential area of downtown Toronto, not particularly close to other attractions.
Visitors planning to walk to Casa Loma should note that the mansion is on a hill brow, meaning an up-hill hike.
Public transportation options (TTC) will also mean a 10 - 15 minute walk, in most cases up hill.
Parking is available on the Casa Loma grounds for about $2.75 an hour, $8.25 max.
See detailed directions on getting to Casa Loma.
Casa Loma HoursCasa Loma is open daily 9:30 am - 5:00 pm (Last admission: 4:00 p.m.)
Casa Loma closes at 1:00 pm December 24, Christmas Eve
Closed December 25, Christmas Day
Children 3 years old or younger are free.
How Much Time Should I Spend at Casa Loma?
While You're in the Area ..........Casa Loma is in a largely residential area, which is itself pleasant to walk around, especially given the homes are older and quite grand.
Sir Winston Churchill Park - a large urban green space - is near Casa Loma. The park has tennis courts, a ravine, woods, picnic spots and play areas.
The closest shopping area where you'll find gourmet food shops, high-end boutiques, and other professional services is on Spadina Road, north of St. Clair, in Forest Hill Village.
Casa Loma is a 15 minute drive from most other Toronto Attractions. Check out the TTC for public transportation options.
Good to KnowCasa Loma is a bit difficult to navigate with strollers or wheelchairs. One elevator is available if operated by staff.
A Druxy's deli offers food on site.
Contact Casa LomaGo to the Casa Loma website.
Phone: +1 (416) 923-1171