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New City Hall

100 Queen St. W. | (at Bay St.), Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N1, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-392-9111
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Ranked #76 of 308 attractions in Toronto
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings
Activities: Ice skating
Description: Designed by a famous Finnish architect, this modern building is home to the Toronto City Council.
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South Beach, Miami Beach
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Some ten years ago, we had visited Nathan Phillips Square just walking about, but on this visit the importance of the New(1965) City Hall building by Viljo Revell struck us with force. Perhaps because we had just been introduced to the nearby Old City Hall (1889-1899) or perhaps because the intervening ten years had brought us to a greater appreciation... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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69 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

Our hotel room overlooked this building and its broad plaza and it seemed there was always something going on in the plaza - a festival, a movie shoot, etc. The Toronto Jazz Festival and much more is centered here. When we walked over to visit, we discovered a marvelous piece of architecture - two high rise buildings that curve gently... More

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Akron, Ohio
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57 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Together with Nathan Phillips Square the City Hall building makes the entire square yo me most appealing. I have visited the place many times most noticeably for the musical events like the Toronto Jazz festivals and related activities that bring me to Harbor Front for other events. My first impression of the city hall was that it is a busy... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Toronto's New City Hall, built in 1965, defines the modern megacity, as the Old City Hall across the street symbolizes the older city. Nathan Phillips Square, which leads to City Hall is a civic gathering place. The building includes a library and restaurant. One can pay bills and vote here. In other words, our city hall is more than just... More

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Toronto, Canada
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Toronto's New City Hall features the most unique architecture in the city and a buzzing atmosphere. Due to Mayor Rob Ford's recent controversies, the place is always a buzz of media reporters, protestors and tourists coming to see what the fuss is all about. It's a great place to get tourist information on what to do in Toronto. The majority... More

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Sarnia, Canada
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I love it. Each time I visit Toronto, I always check out this gem(live in Sarnia). When the weather is pleasant, I sit in Phillips Sq and enjoy the view. The curvilinear towers were on my high school math books. The council chambers remind me of the Jupiter2 from Lost in Space. Its comtemporary for this city and compliments it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

I love the building. The open square in front of the building is very large and is frequently use for events and art exhibitions. There is a nice water fountain in front of the square which draws a large amount of people. I like the fact there a fully functional library is part of the building.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Wei Wei's interpretation of the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac are exhibited in the fountain across from Toronto City Hall till mid-September. These impressive and massive sculptures are a beautiful representation of the head of animals familiar to the chinese folklore, and range from a rooster, bear, and horse, to the ubiquitous dragon. Well worth an hour's stroll around... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Visited the area when the Christmas tree and lights were on. Not a very impressive square, lots of construction going on and a lot of homeless people hanging around.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Great place for people watching and take out of town friends or relatives. It is no longer so new though. Has been around for decades.

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