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Casa Loma derives its name from its most famous house, a majestic castle, the former house of Canadian Financier Sir Henry Pellatt, complete with decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables, and beautiful 5-acre estate gardens, sits atop the Avenue Road Hill, surrounded by ravines, large old trees, joggers and BMWs is an eclectic mix, considering its proximity to downtown.

Casa Loma is bounded on the north by St. Clair Avenue, on the east by Spadina Road, on the south by the CP railway tracks and on the west by Bathurst. Casa Loma's large Tudor, Georgian, Edwardian, and English Cottage style homes were built mostly between 1905 and 1940. The houses on the south side of Lyndhurst Court enjoy a spectacular view of Toronto's skyline and Lake Ontario. Many homes in this neighbourhood back onto the Nordheimer ravine, a virtual forest of mature oak and maple trees.

In addition to single family houses, the Casa Loma neighbourhood contains a mix of duplex and triplex houses, luxury townhouses, condominiums and co-ownership apartment buildings. If you are planning on buying a home here you should be prepared for what might be a lengthy but worthwhile home search; our indicators to the right give you a 30 day snapshot of market activity.