Casa Loma: Uncover the stories behind the regal facades on an audio walking tour

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30 minutes - 40 minutes
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Why take this tour?

Take a self-guided audio tour through one of Toronto’s oldest forests. You'll explore the area just west of Casa Loma, Toronto's castle on a hill. In 1910, this area was in high demand because of its grand view of the city. Wealthy industrialists competed for the finest homes by hiring the best architects. This easy walk will take you to some of the neighbourhood’s most famous houses and tell you about the characters who inhabited them. Some of the highlights along the way include: • Discovering the story behind the famed Neilson house and the Maclean's magazine house. • Hearing about Marshall McLuhan and the origins of the phrase “global village” • Finding out about the early settlers of Casa Loma • Seeing where Ernest Hemingway got his start as a writer • Walking along the oldest beachfront in the city This 30 minute tour starts at Casa Loma and finishes at St. Clair West subway station. Download the VoiceMap app, then download the tour and start it whenever you're ready.

What’s included?

  • Lifetime access to this tour in English

  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS

  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route

  • Smartphone and headphones

  • Transportation

  • Food and drink

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Before you book

  • Duration: 30-40 minutes

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

About operator:

Explore Toronto at your own pace with VoiceMap — an audio tour app. It works offline, without data, and it has automatic GPS playback, which lets you focus on your surrounding, not the screen.

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