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Address: 100 Queen St. W. | (at Bay St.), Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N1, Canada
Phone Number: 416-392-9111
Activities: Ice skating
Description: Designed by a famous Finnish architect, this modern building is home to...
Designed by a famous Finnish architect, this modern building is home to the Toronto City Council.
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Hello Travellers, every city has it's public square. New City Hall or it's true name, Nathan Phillips Square is Toronto's number one public square. Presently under construction... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Never been a big fan of the concrete buildings. I think that its just another onen of those buildings that someone thought lets put it in two halfs and it will look great. The inside is like any standard Gov office and nothing special. Too much concrete simple as that. It will never last as long as the Old Town... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The whole square, plus architecture, pond and buildings iare pretty impressive. A very strong focal point of the city. What I found interesting, and limiting is that the curved building only has windows facing the center. I guess the architect wants everybody looking towards the square, but that means that the entire outer offices can't enjoy the beautiful view. I... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They are filming a movie at Nathan Philips Square at City Hall, Toronto today - lots of fun!! This is a great place!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Hello Travellers, every city has it's public square. New City Hall or it's true name, Nathan Phillips Square is Toronto's number one public square. Presently under construction, the Square is 50 years old in 2015. You can definitely notice by the old concrete footpaths and concrete upper deck walkways. A nice piece of modern life is the green roof on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

When it was completed 50 years ago, the new City Hall designed by Viljo Revell had the force of novelty. Today it is a familiar Toronto presence, an icon of modernist architecture. It is difficult to remember that it was once controversial, Together with Nathan Phillips Square it constitutes a splendid public space, well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The new City Hall in Toronto is within a visual distance of the old City Hall, two completely different in architecture and design. The new has a full modern look, while the older one, now used as judicial courts and administration, has a lot of beautiful stone work and carvings on its facade. The new is plain solid cement work,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Ageing quite badly, this building is certainly not as attractive as the old city hall. A few minutes is sufficient to click a few pics and then keep on walking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The buildings look cool; what a contrast with the classic looking old city hall next door. I do not like the color of the building but still looks futuristic. There is a plaza right outside. I think the plaza needs more green spaces and benches. Food stands on the street selling hot dogs and fries.Eaton Centre is on next block.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

You can see the best and the not-best of Toronto in one visit to this square and building. It works by the rule of 10 set out by the Project for Public Places -- you need 10 reasons to visit a place for it to be lively -- to eat in the decent but mediocre cafe, to play checkers at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I guess it's not surprising that the new City Hall building was controversial at the time it was built (1965). But it's a very unique structure and I found it pretty cool. It's even been seen in science fiction movies as a space age structure. I gather Torontoians embraced the building in the years after it was built. There's a... More 

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