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Address: 60 Queen St. W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M3, Canada
Phone Number: 416 338 0338
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Castle-like building, built in 1899 in the Romanesque Revival style,...

Castle-like building, built in 1899 in the Romanesque Revival style, features a clock tower, "Friends of Old City Hall" exhibit and a War Memorial.

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Nice building

Place too yummy to know. Wonderful architecture. It has a very quiet square next to call Philips Square where we have a small "lake" that turns into skating rink in winter. It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Renato M

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Toronto
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35 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love this building. It is beautiful inside and outside. It has a lot of history and it is also very attractive. I think it is nicer than the new city hall. It has a lot of character and the structure is more appealing to me. I love to go to The Bay which is opposite the Old City Hall... More 

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Thank leanorab2015
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place too yummy to know. Wonderful architecture. It has a very quiet square next to call Philips Square where we have a small "lake" that turns into skating rink in winter. It is very close to the Eaton Centre. Well worth the visit to meet.

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Thank Renato M
West Bloomfield
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155 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We passed the building by accident - it was an attractive old building that caught our attention. We admired the structure outside, then went inside. Very pretty inside, very interesting history to read about on the inside. Just sorry we could take pictures inside.

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Thank Fred S
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in a hotel near this buildings. It was nice to see such an old building in the city. Love the gargoyles. Lovely building

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Thank TheHoneymans
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Elegant and stately building with lots of character. A fine example of classic public architecture. Very interesting to compare the adjacent NEW city hall which was built in an entirely different style.

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Thank Frederick W
Shanghai, China
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The old city hall is very close to the new city hall and the square. In contrast, it is quite an old style building. Must be full of history. We did not went into it, as it seems not open to public.

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Thank Morgan Y
Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Of the Old City hall of Toronto.As a visitor sightseeing the city it's nice to see some of the historical buildings alongside the more modern ones.Beautiful old stained glass windows.

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Thank Mary38677
Mississauga, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I guess it depends on why you're visiting. If you're visiting for work (court) or for court (because you're a criminal/traffic offender), then I guess this place isn't that special. To outsiders it is, though-- the history of the building, the doors, the stained glass windows, are all beautiful. Rumor has it the top floor is haunted, but don't tell... More 

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Thank Jenna L
Toronto, Canada
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79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Get downtown, the city is alive. Take a photo with the Toronto sign and listen to great music. While your down there, check out a Summerlicious restaurant, go shopping at the Eaton Centre, check out the French section at Dundas Sq, or just go people look. It's a great time! People are friendly.

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Thank Vince T
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We stopped by the Old City Hall for a 20 minutes "photography" session as part of our full-day Toronto tour before heading to the Chinatown (please refer to my review of this place posted earlier here), that was not too far from here for our dinner. The old city hall is nice, modern and yet filled with some nostalgic feeling... More 

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