Casa Loma Real Estate
An enchanted, storybook neighborhood with a rich heritage
Step out of the mundane world and into a storybook, complete with a castle. Casa Loma is a majestic castle built in 1911, though you may think it was built a few hundred years prior. Shortly after it was constructed, it was turned over to the city of Toronto, and thus the neighborhood of Casa Loma was born. The community was built around the enchanting castle, and even though you may live in the 21st century, Casa Loma’s heritage provides old-world charm.
The neighborhood is somewhat eclectic. On the one hand, trees, ravines, and parks surround this little hamlet. On the other hand, there are luxury high-rise condominiums, posh townhouses, and expansive modern homes. Older architecture includes stately mansions built in Victorian, Edwardian, Georgian, and English Cottage styles. Many of the homes in Casa Loma also have a fantastic view of the Toronto skyline and Lake Ontario.
What to Love
- Impeccable, beautiful architecture
- Many parks, trails, paths, and open greenspace
- Good public transportation via the St. Clair West subway station
- Upscale specialty stores and posh boutiques within walking distance
- Old-world European feel with ultramodern amenities
- Peace and quiet at home and an exciting nightlife downtown
Tranquility is probably taken for granted by residents, as they are used to quiet, tree-lined streets, exclusive mansions, and the ability to walk just about anywhere they need for daily items or for pleasure. Many boutiques and gourmet shops can be found on Spadina Road in Forest Hill Village, and everyday shopping can be done on Bathurst and St. Clair Streets. Winding throughout the neighborhood is the Nordheimer Ravine, a green oasis for picnics, hiking, and bird watching.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The BlueBlood Steakhouse offers an upscale dining atmosphere, a mouthwatering surf and turf menu, and an impressive wine list. It’s perfect for a special date night, and the 40-oz Canadian porterhouse steak is an experience. Another fine-dining scene amid candlelight and classic white linens is the Flor de Sal Restaurant, offering delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Make sure you try the rabbit fettuccini. For “sophisticated French cuisine with Toronto skyline views,” the Scaramouche Restaurant is hard to beat. The roasted duck breast will make you a fan for life.
The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada Regimental Museum within the Casa Loma castle preserves the records, photos, and artifacts of several WWI battalions. The Tarragon Theatre is “Canada’s home for groundbreaking contemporary plays,” supporting the creation and development of new artists and providing the venue for their works.
Things to Do
In Casa Loma’s own gothic revival castle, there are a plethora of events residents of the community enjoy. Each October, the castle hosts the Legends of Horror, transforming the grounds into an immersive theatrical experience. In December, locals are gifted with the season's spirit with Casa Loma castle’s Holiday Lights Tour. For a night out enjoying opera, classical music, jazz, and pop, the Royal Conservatory of Music hosts performances and is also a teaching venue. The Royal Ontario Museum “showcases art, culture and nature from around the world and across the ages.” It’s Canada’s largest museum with over 13 million pieces. One of Toronto's top hospitality and special event sites is Casa Loma, one of the most alluring tourist destinations in North America. It is a widely sought-after site for film, television, and picture shoots because of its distinctive architecture.
This neighborhood has a lot to offer! Explore Casa Loma real estate with the experts at the Fata Real Estate Group.
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