Thursday, December 4, 2014

A Tour of Toronto's Casa Loma

The upstairs hallway of Casa Loma in Toronto viewed in Monochrome captured by Chris Gardiner Photography with a canon dslr  www.cgardiner.ca.
The Upstairs Hallway of Casa Loma in Monochrome

Casa Loma is one of Toronto's more well known attractions.  It is a beautiful and historic location just a short subway ride from Downtown, and has been the setting for more than a few Hollywood films.  I visited the castle recently and have compiled some of the photos together in this visual tour of the premises and it's more picturesque locations.

You can also check out some immersive 360 degree panoramas I created while I was there to see it from all angles.

Enjoy

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
Scenic exterior from Austin Terrace

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
Exterior look at Casa Loma from the small park nearby

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
Starting the tour in the basement wine cellar, and up through the secret passageway

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
The secret passage way leads to the office

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
The antique office is stocked with equipment of the era

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
The Old Phone located in the Casa Loma office room.

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
I didn't count how many chandeliers in Casa Loma, but there's a lot. 

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
Casa Loma main floor hallway to the conservatory

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
The Library Reception room set up as it would be for a wedding at the venue. I'd love to photograph a wedding here.

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
The Library Walls of Casa Loma, if you visit, take a moment to read some of the book's titles. 

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
Quite the place to sit down to dinner. 

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
Take a moment to appreciate the woodwork. 

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
Colourful Glass ceiling dome of the conservatory

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
Amazing old doors opening up to the conservatory

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
The conservatory view

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
Water Fountain in the conservatory

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
Another dining room

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
More of the little details. 

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
Grand Piano

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
Old Furniture

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
Bear Pelt

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
The Billiards Room

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
Old Billiard Table

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
Peering out of the giant windows

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
Golden Tea Set

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
The Master's bedroom

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
Overlooking the main hallway from the Master Bedroom

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
Overlooking the main hallway from the Master Bedroom

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
Lady Mary's Sitting Room

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
A guest bedroom

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
A view of the city from the Tower

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
Through the nearly kilometre long tunnel to the stables. 

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
Antique Car Collection in the stables

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
Antique Car Collection in the stables

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
The Ford Model T. Antique Car Collection in the stables


Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
Theatre in the never-completed Pool in the basement

Casa Loma, one of Toronto's many visitor attractions, collection of notable images from the Castle by Chris Gardiner Photography www.cgardiner.ca
And a parting shot of the exterior. 
Thanks for checking out these photos of mine from Casa Loma.   Please do not use any of these images without written permission from me first.

Find my Google Views profile to see some of the immersive 360 degree panoramas I captured during this same visit! My favourite panorama is the one I took of the front of the building.  Find them here, https://www.google.com/maps/views/profile/117131512673252051166?gl=us&pv=1&tab=1


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