Casa Loma

Casa Loma

Step back in time at Casa Loma, Toronto’s urban castle. Completed in 1914, Casa Loma has a fascinating backstory and offers a unique view into Canada’s past as well.

Enjoy several in-house museums, decadently preserved rooms, several dining options and special events. Spend a day exploring the castle’s three floors, the stables outside and the manicured gardens surround the estate.

Explore at your own pace or take a tour, making sure to stop at each of the museum exhibits. Discover secret passageways inside and take in the unmatched view of the Toronto skyline and the estate’s five acres of gardens.

Casa Loma Toronto. Façade of the stone castle.

Casa Loma | Destination Toronto

How to get to Casa Loma

Location: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto

By transit: There are many convenient stops located around Casa Loma through TTC public transit. Consult Casa Loma’s website for public transit directions.

By car: There is paid parking onsite at Casa Loma. If needed, additional paid parking is available at George Brown College.

Know before you go

You can save money on admission by purchasing a Toronto CityPass.

Children must be accompanied by an adult and children under 3 are admitted free. Strollers are not recommended due to stairs. Additionally, the elevators cannot accommodate strollers.

Visit Casa Loma’s Plan Your Visit page for more information.

Things to do at Casa Loma

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On-site dining

Casa Loma offers on-site dining at The Gardens of Casa Loma during the summer and the Liberty Caffé year round. For an upscale dining option, book a reservation at BlueBlood Steakhouse.

Casa Loma Gift Shop

Purchase a memento at the gift shop housed in an arched area originally designed as a bowling alley. Find unique souvenirs and gifts for weddings, corporate events and children.

Concerts in the gardens

Witness Symphony in the Gardens or Soul in the City held inside Casa Loma’s iconic Glass Pavilion during the summer months. Enjoy music, food and drink and stunning views.

Escape room series

Book an interactive theatrical escape set throughout the castle. Choose from five unique games and work together with your group to solve puzzles, mysteries and escape the tower.

Haunted house

Immerse yourself in Legends of Horror, Casa Loma’s haunted mansion experience every October. Walk a 2 kilometre trail through the gardens, tunnels and the castle’s darkest spaces.

Celebrate the holidays

Experience Christmas at the Castle and the Holiday Lights Tour at Casa Loma. Enjoy a range of activities, thrilling performances, beautiful holiday décor, and dazzling light displays.

A man taking a picture of Casa Loma surrounded by greenery.
Casa Loma | Destination Toronto

Interesting facts about Casa Loma

Casa Loma, Spanish for “Hill House,” has changed hands several times over its 100-year history.

Sir Henry Pellatt, founder of the Toronto Electric Light Company, originally had the decadent home built for himself. However, in 1924 Pellatt liquidated and vacated Casa Loma due to his company failing after the government took ownership of electricity service.

It became a luxury hotel for three years but didn't survive the Depression. This led to the city of Toronto gaining ownership in 1933, turning Casa Loma into the tourist attraction it is today, exemplifying Toronto’s history of wealth and stature.

Accessibility Features

Accessible drop-off location

Passenger drop-off is available by an  accessible entrance. 

Accessible entrances/exits

A sufficiently wide, hard surfaced,  unobstructed path, no steps or equipped  with ramp connecting to a public  entrance or exit and identified by signage.  Automatic door openers, adequate  manoeuvring room in front of door.

Accessible parking

At least one identified, reserved parking  space with a safe, clearly marked  accessible route from the designated  parking area to an accessible building  entrance.

Accessible restaurant

Accessible entrance; adequate  manoeuvring room; accessible washroom  nearby. Tables with removable chairs and  adequate knee clearance.  Cafeteria/buffet counters reachable for  mobility device users. 

Accessible washroom

An accessible washroom stall has  adequate manoeuvring room for mobility  devices. Includes grab bars, transfer  space, accessible door latch, sink with  knee clearance, and lever handles or  automatic sensor faucets. 

Assistive listening devices available

Assistive listening devices are available  for rent or free of charge. 

Elevator access

Elevator access to all public floors with  adequate manoeuvring room to enter  and exit the elevator.

Information available in alternative format

Accessible formats (e.g. for menus,  brochures, etc) and communication  supports are provided in a timely manner  upon request at no extra charge in  consultation with the person making the  request.

Service animals welcome

Service animal can be identified by visual  indicators (guide dog or other animal  wearing a vest/harness); or  documentation available from a  regulated health professional to confirm  the animal is required due to a disability. 

Support persons welcome

Support persons are welcome to provide  services or assistance with  communication, mobility, personal care,  medical needs or access to facilities.  Please check with the organization about  entry fees, if applicable.

Wheelchair accessible

Unobstructed path through public  hallways that are wide enough to allow  people using wheelchairs and other  mobility devices to move easily through  the building. 

Wheelchair and/or mobility devices available

Wheelchairs and/or mobility devices are  available, free of charge, or for rent. 

Last updated: May 30, 2024

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