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Address: 100 Queen St. W. | (at Bay St.), Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N1, Canada
Phone Number: 416-392-9111
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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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The building certainly is unique with it two tower, curved design. There is a large concrete courtyard that I am sure is used for many gatherings throughout the year. A pool on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Butler, Pennsylvania

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Toronto, Canada
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822 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if it's just to look at the architecture this is a great place to go. If you lucky enough to be there when something is going on that's the bonus, I was there during Nuit Blanche and I can only say that this place never gets old. I still love to come here and it was great with N.B.going... More 

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building certainly is unique with it two tower, curved design. There is a large concrete courtyard that I am sure is used for many gatherings throughout the year. A pool on the south end of the courtyard accents the area. There is what looks like a temporary "Toronto" colorfully lighted sign near the pool that is perfect for pictures.... More 

Thank Rebby2k
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675 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the summer, there are beautiful pools and fountains. In the winter, it's a skating rink. At Christmas there is a huge tree, and fireworks some nights. The building itself is made to look like an eye from above. The TORONTO sign from the recent Pan Am games remains on site for photos. Often there are art fairs, etc. When... More 

Thank MaraFromToronto
Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

If you're a big fan of modern architecture of the sort that looks dated and weirdly out of place a year after it is built, you're gonna love this place. Looking like a cross between the Vorlon Council Chamber from Babylon 5 and a utopian doodle from the 1950s, this city hall is stark contrast to the old one next... More 

Thank Frederick W
Barrie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

If you're visiting Nathan Phillips Square be sure to have a look inside the New City Hall. You can view a lot of interesting artwork in the main reception level including a miniature model of downtown Toronto. There is also a very unique piece of wall art made of nails which have been cut/placed in concentric circles. I've also enjoyed... More 

Thank Zeusthecockapoo
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The new city hall and square is much more bigger and modern than the old one, which is next to it. We like this new place. on the squrare, you could find images of many normal Toronto people. and sunshine brings with good smile on us. There is also a CAFE there.

Thank Morgan Y
Fremantle, Australia
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This is a lovely building to visit & is centrally located. There is some amazing public art on display to enjoy with statues, water features & gardens. The Peace Garden is poignant & moving.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Contrasting with the Old City hall.Apparently from the sky it looks like an eye Big Brother watching everyone ??Its very futuristic but does blend in well in the area .Has lasted t look modern even though it was built 50 years ago !!

Thank Mary38677
Toronto, Canada
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Set up very nice. There are many artists and artisans. Art, carvings, and jewellery. Great place to spend half a day. Everyone is friendly, artisans are very talkative and proud of their creations. Aisles are wide and not over crowded. Great event for this location, the city should do these more often!

Thank Vince T
Mississauga, Canada
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I found it very interesting to stop in the "command centre" of our city, where wheels are turning to run the place and direct forces, money, law and order... It feels a bit like peeking behind the curtain in a theatre. This is the right place to stop for free city maps and directions, touristic information and advice. The New... More 

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