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Casa Loma

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    Photograph: ShutterstockCasa Loma
  2. Photograph: Courtesy Casa Loma
    Photograph: Courtesy Casa LomaCasa Loma
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Time Out says

Toronto’s other postcard attraction, just like the CN Tower in its day, was once considered an eye sore. This brash 18th-century Gothic Revival castle—turret and all—stands outlandishly against the otherwise Victorian architectural sensibility of the city. Built between 1911 and 1914 by the man who established the first hydro-generating plant at Niagara Falls, Casa Loma was abandoned after the family went bankrupt, remaining unoccupied until the city bought it in 1937. Most beloved by bridal parties for weddings, a better bet is next door at Spadina House Museum, a grand private home now capitalizing on the Downton Abbey craze with its period furnishings, and privileged lifestyle, on view.

Details

Address:
1 Austin Terrace
Toronto
M5R 1X8
Cross street:
at Spadina Rd
Transport:
Subway Line 2 to Dupont or St Clair West Stations/Bus 127 Davenport
Price:
$24; seniors or youth $18; children $14
Opening hours:
Daily from 9:30am–5pm; last admission at 4:30pm
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