Today, Casa Loma is one of Toronto's top tourist attract... - Secret World

Casa Loma, Toronto, ON, Canada

by Paula Thompson


Today, Casa Loma is one of Toronto's top tourist attractions and hospitality venues. Each year over 350,000 visitors tour Casa Loma and the estate gardens. A perfect backdrop for special occasions, Casa Loma also plays host to over 250 private events annually. The unique architecture has also made it a highly desirable location for film, television and photo shoots. Built by the visionary and renaissance man Sir Henry Pellatt in the years preceding World War I, Casa Loma was a family home for less than a decade before rising taxes and the pressures of a wartime Canada forced the Pellatts to leave their dream "castle." In the years following, it had many reincarnations before finally being rescued and preserved as a museum.This enormous house with 98 gorgeous rooms has many stories to tell, and its five acres of grounds and gardens are a peaceful respite in a bustling modern city.