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Christmas at Casa Loma

Whether you are Christian, Jewish or “other”, this is the centre for Toronto history and culture.

While all Torontonians are familiar with Casa Loma, few have spent the time need to navigate the many tunnels, exhibits and room. Did you know that this is a prime location for filming Hollywood movies? While it appears quite old, the structure was completed in 1914, right in the middle of World War One. Originally constructed for Sir Henry Pellatt, a Canadian industrialist best known for bringing hydroelectricity to the GTA.

This is a shot my my wife Esther and myself. The baby is sleeping in his stroller. We are at the front of the main entrance, after having secured parking close by. We are glad to bring you along on our Casa Loma adventure!

We came for the Christmas event but they have stuff going on rear-round. They have banquet halls, kitchen, and every amenity that you can image. Most wedding officiants are familiar with this venue, being perhaps the nicest in the city. I will come here any chance that I get, whether it be for a nice lunch or for the Legends of Horror. This is on my top list of things to do in Toronto and it a MUST-DO for any visit to The Six.

This is up on the second of three floors. Asher is look at the amble things to check out, including trained actors (and actresses) in costumes. There are like a gazillion different rooms, each connected via pedestrian pathways and so forth. This is not wheelchair (or stroller) accessible so you may need to take this into consideration. You will see a whole variety of different flags, each from a different period in Canadian history.

This acrobat put on an excellent shop, moving up and down the white sheets. There were times when I thought she would fall, performing different move that I would never dream of attempting. It was perfectly matched to the music, the exact playlist that you would expect for this type of event. If you look up to the right, you can see the ledge where the previous snapshots were taken. This place is a photographers dream!
Do you think that this is real? I assume that it is legit, perhaps grandfathered in and given through an estate sale of sorts. Perhaps it was owned by the original owner, a trophy of one of his many trips around the world? It’s crazy to imagine how things have chanced, especially our respect and treatment of animals.

This is a picture with Jackie Chan, well the wax representation of the actor. I still cannot get enough of his Rush Hour movies, a holiday staple in my house.

You cannot discuss Canadian culture without discussing Drake. He grew up in our community, raised in the Toronto Jewish community. We are very proud of him and his contribution to our city, representing the Six on the world stage.

It was pretty cool to see a Menorah featured in the castle. It made us feel welcome amonst the Christmas festivities, enjoying the winter seasons with our Christian neighbours. We are very proud to live in such a beautiful and free country, giving us the chance to participate in an open society.

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In order to get to Santa Claus you must go to the basement and take the tunnel all across. You will see different decorations, animated figures, and even themed character actors. There is a giftshop in the basement where you can score some awesome souvenirs. Make sure that you have some good walking shoes on since you will be putting alot of steps on Garmin! The pathways are narrow, especially the winding staircases that go up to the many towers.

Casa Loma Tickets and Directions

Click here to buy tickets

Click here for directions from North York

Click here for directions from Union Station

Click here for directions from Niagara Falls

There are 3 awesome shows here, two of which we saw. We missed the magic show do to being on the opposite side of the property at the time. Here is the ice skating show, despite occuring on a synthetic rink of sorts. Both skaters did awesome, pulling off some awesome jumps and spins. This is the place to be for Christmas Magic (besides Winterfest at Wonderland).

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