Situated on over thirty hectares (thirteen acres) of land overlooking downtown Toronto, the "Oaklands" property is a serene and secure environment only a few steps away from fashionable Yorkville. This well-known site is located closed to other landmarks such as Casa Loma Castle, Queen's Park, the CN Tower and Toronto Islands.
The De La Salle Heritage House, officially known as the McCormick Estate, belongs to the independent Catholic school De La Salle College "Oaklands". In 1931, the Brothers of the Christian Schools purchased the property atop Avenue Road Hill and established what would be known to this day as De La Salle College "Oaklands". In the early years many classrooms, offices, dining-halls and the residence for the Brothers and boarders were situated in the stately Edwardian house on the property owned by Senator John S. MacDonald in 1860.
This beautiful property has served as the location for many movies, TV shows and commercials, such as Anne of Green Gables, Ice Princess and Aaron Stone.
The property is close to both the Yonge/St. Clair and Summer Hill subway stations. Also, it is only minutes away from many fine restaurants and main attractions.
There are twelve bedrooms (8 queen beds bedrooms, 1 king size bed bedroom, 1 bedroom with 2 double beds and 2 bedrooms with a double bed size each). There are also 4 extra single/twin beds and 4 double beds available.
The rate given is for 26 guests and for 12 bedrooms. There is extra charge of $29 per extra guest.
The maximum number of guests is 36.
The cleaning fee is already in the rate and this includes cleaning after your departure (changing sheets, cleaning washrooms, swiping and mopping in all the areas).
The client is in charge of washing all the tableware and cooking equipment used before his/her departure.
Maid service can be provided during you stay for $200 plus taxes per day (8 hours). This includes services such us, changing bed sheet, cleaning washrooms, cleaning the kitchen and doing the laundry.
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Two nights stay rate: $4,499
Three nights stay rate: $6,699
All the bedrooms come with clean towels, bed sheets, sleepers, sewing kit and bathroom kit (soap, shampoo, shaving, dental, shower cap, etc).
Playpens and bassinets for babies are available upon request.
The kitchen includes everything you need; from utensils to fine tableware (from china to wine glasses), espresso machine, coffee maker, blender, slicer, ext.
The laundry includes washer, drier, soap, huge iron board and iron.
Please note that there are currently 5 non-intrusive offices in the Castle (4 on the main floor; 1 on the second floor) and their hours of business are normally from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, this will not interfere with your privacy and you will continue to enjoy your stay. Please dress property in the main floor during working hours (no pajama or shirtless).
There is free WI-FI internet available in the entire Castle. TV's are located in common living rooms but, nowadays you may want to stream movies from your computer.
The College’s outdoor sports court, fitness room, the gymnasium and the playing field are available in the evenings if not booked.
PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR CUSTOM RATES.
******************The rate covers accommodations only. Separate contracts and arrangements are required for hosting events larger than 36 guests. ******************
For events, the sit-down capacity is 65-70 guests. Please contact me by email for event bookings. You can find my contact in the De La Salle College “Oaklands” website.
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Proceeds are directed to scholarships and bursaries for needy students attending the College.
The rate given is for 26 guests and there will a charge of $29 for each extra guest. This charge can be waved according to the number of nights booked....Read more
Left on 04/14/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
My daughter got married at Casa Loma this april and I decided to rent De La Salle for the weekend so that family and friends had a special place to stay. Everyone raved about their weekend here. I couldn't have picked a better place as everyone felt right at home, had a great time using the pool table for tournaments and loved the look and feel of De La Salle. I also catered my daughters rehearsal dinner there and it was a great success as nobody had to drive to a restaurant, find parking then go back out in the cold to separate hotels. We are now thinking of having a Christmas party or staying there for Christmas. Best decision ever and it made my daughters wedding even more special. Thanks Domenic.
Left on 12/03/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We rented the house for the week leading up to our wedding. It was a great experience. Domenic and his staff are professional and friendly. He was easy to work with as we finalized the details of the ceremony and reception. We had about 80 people in the ballroom for dinner. It was comfortable and not overcrowded. I wouldn't advise hosting more than 90 for dinner in that room.
I was happy that we were told in advance that the main floor is used by the school during the days: a small number of people come and go throughout the day. The upper floors were totally private, and had more than enough space. The bathrooms are spread out, but no one complained. After all, this is a house, not a hotel! They are showing some age, but are all clean.
The well-equipped kitchen was perfect for cooking for a large group of people. There was plenty of space in there to store food and decorations as we built up to the big day.
We had 3 kids running around during our stay, and they had a great time exploring.
Overall, the house is simple and elegant. We booked it because we wanted a reasonably-priced and comfortable place where the whole family could spend time together. It was exactly what we wanted... the perfect setting for our wedding.
The perfect venue for a vintage/nostalgia wedding reception!
Left on 11/25/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We were so fortunate to come across this lesser-known wedding venue in the heart of Toronto. We had a wedding reception of ~ 75 guests over thanksgiving weekend and my husband's family (quite large) and some of our out-of-town guests stayed there for a few nights. De La Salle castle is such an interesting, well maintained Victorian era home with spectacular grounds. The great room on the main floor is gorgeous for hosting an event and as mentioned in previous reviews - there are so many fascinating nooks and crannies to explore all over the house. Domenic was pleasant, professional, straight forward and easy to work with. He paid great attention to detail and even ensured our overnight guests' names were placed on the doors of their respective rooms! Thank you for a a wonderful stay.
Left on 10/03/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Joan Storey Lobo
We rented this venue recently for a bridal shower. The location, venue & service were all Excellent and unique. We had full privacy and use of a wide range of amenities. Thanks to Dominic & Enrique for your support.
Old-world charm with facilities and accommodations that suited o
Left on 06/13/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Steve and Jane
We utilized the facilities of De La Salle for our daughter's wedding in May 2013, and had a wonderful experience, both in the beauty and historic grandeur of the setting and buildings, as well as the great service we received from the staff. Domenic was very helpful to work with, and did his best to accommodate all our requests and needs.
We used the main "great room" for our wedding ceremony, and the large music room in the adjoining building for our cocktail reception following. Both worked out very well.
We also had a number of family and the wedding party stay over on the Friday night, and some on the Saturday night. We very much enjoyed the beautiful bedrooms in the old Victorian mansion, and felt like we'd stepped back in time, in many ways.
The grounds are well looked after, and a great backdrop for photos.
We are grateful for the part De La Salle played in making a dream come true for our daughter and her new husband.
Steve and Jane
Left on 06/06/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
From beginning to end the experience was easy, unique and excellent. Domenic was patient and repsonded to the many emails and questions promptly. His instructions were specific and accurate.
My colleague and I were in town for one night for business and stumbled upon this property and thought we would give it a go. Needless to say we were very excited at the prospect of staying in a castle. It was clean and as grandios as the photo and the cost was reasonable. There were various rooms for lounging,reading or for sitting and chatting. I found a nice touch was the quality of the soap and hand cream in the bathrooms. My colleagues room had a turett with a lovely area for reading by the natural sunlight and was quite spacious. We enjoyed going up and down the different stair wells and discovering new common areas and the nooks and crannies of the house. The history here is evident. Although we didn't use the dining areas ourselves - the tables were large enough to hold an extended family dinner - real royalness about it. We both thought that it would be a wonderful spot to bring our friends and our families simply for the experince of spending a night in a castle.
Restaurants were within walking distance. We walked down the nearest street and at the end of it found a great Italian restaurant with great food. I would reccommend this spot for anyone wanting to stay in the Toronto area. A far cry from the typcial same old of a hotel.
Left on 06/04/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
My husband and I just hosted our wedding at De La Salle and we had a great experience. The space is absolutely beautiful, great for photos. The staff were very accommodating and helpful. We had a huge kitchen for the caterers to use, beautiful bedrooms for guests and we truly felt like we had the castle to ourselves for the day. We would highly recommend this venue for any family function- it was magical!
Left on 05/13/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Been here a couple of times and every time it has been a great experience. Beautiful castle, great furnishings and all rooms are equipped with everything, including a great kitchen and beautiful hall- not to mention perfect location downtown.
You can do anything here from a wedding, baby shower, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
Left on 05/09/2013 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
My family hosted a birthday party at this venue. The party room is gorgeous, the kitchen is fully equipped for caterers and the staff are accommodating. I would recommend this venue to anyone looking to host a small wedding or other important special occasion. It is the perfect place to feel like royalty without paying exorbitant rates. De La Salle is a hidden gem in downtown Toronto. My only reservation about the service was that the venue manager seemed inexperienced. He could have had a rental package with all information ready rather than answering questions on the fly.
Excellent experience - perfect for the entire family
Left on 05/09/2013 for a stay in September 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
My entire family stayed here the weekend of our wedding. The staff were excellent, the rates were very reasonable, and the building beautiful and clean. It was a wonderful to have us all together in one place. It is a unique experience in Toronto - close to downtown yet in a lovely green space. I highly recommend this place to anyone.
Left on 05/06/2013 for a stay in October 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
I attended two events at De La Salle and both were held in the ballroom. This is both a charming and elegant room for any special occasion. The service was excellent and location is ideal. Highly recommended!
Left on 05/06/2013 for a stay in October 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
I really enjoyed my experience at the castle. This place has a lot of character, and both functions that I attended were very enjoyable. Easily accessible location, great parking and outstanding scenery for photos. I had a chance to two or the castle and I must say that all the rooms are very well kept. I would definitely consider spending a weekend at the castle when visiting Toronto.
Left on 05/04/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Judy Ceron
We stayed here for the first time recently and were very impressed. The location is hard to beat - right in the centre of downtown Toronto - and is very well decorated and furnished. The rooms are cozy and comfortable. We had a room facing Downtown Toronto, at night it was a beautiful sight.This will definitely be my first choice next time in Toronto. Every staff member we met was equally friendly and helpful.
Left on 05/04/2013 for a stay in September 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
My husband and I got married at De La Salle in 2012. Our wedding party stayed over from the night before (we rented 10 rooms)and it was a blast. The victorian home gave our wedding pictures a really unique, yet classic look.There are many photo ops in De la Salle, no need to go to a park for pictures. Domenic was always there when we needed him, he would even check in periodically to see how wedding planning was going!
Left on 05/03/2013 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We had an extended family gathering for a 99th Birthday. It worked so well and the room was so lovely that we are booked to go back to celebrate the 100th. Everything was clean and provided as promised. Tables, chairs, linen, dishware and glasses. Thanks to Domenic and his staff for making it such a lovely day.
Left on 05/03/2013 for a stay in October 2011 | Downton Abbey
De La Salle provided the perfect venue for our Scottish themed wedding reception. The main floor reception rooms were clean,bright and airy with and the Victorian era home providing our guests with a unique opportunity to wander the mansion at their leisure. Although,we had our reception catered by a private catering company, they commented on how complete the kitchens were and how well laid out the cooking area was configured. Actually, he said it's the best kitchen he had ever worked in as far as efficiency. The grounds and the grand staircase rewarded us with some great pictures. Several guests commented on how they felt they were in Downton abbey, hence the title to this review. All in all, a very unique, enjoyable and economical reception. A truly unique experience
Left on 05/02/2013 for a stay in September 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
My son was married at this venue and a few of us stayed. The interiors of the common rooms are beautiful. The bedrooms are different and bathrooms while not in the room are close by and very clean. Our guests played pool and relaxed in one of the many common lounges. If you are looking for ultra modern, this is not for you, but if you want something different, romantic and absolutely beautiful...this is the place to go. You would never guess you are in the middle of a very large, very busy city.
Left on 05/02/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
My stay at De La Salle was absolutely amazing. The rooms are sooo clean, and they have everything you need. I felt like I was at home! The staff are soo nice, they made me feel so welcome. If your looking for a different experience you have to stay here!!! Thumbs up!!!
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