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Address: 60 Queen St. W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M3, Canada
Phone Number: 416 338 0338
Description: 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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Try to get here for the art exhibit

In July they have an are exhibit here, It's really great. It's outdoors and there are many unique art choices on display. It's true they're not cheap but it's great to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

In July they have an are exhibit here, It's really great. It's outdoors and there are many unique art choices on display. It's true they're not cheap but it's great to browse. I try to hit this spot every year!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Half a century ago, concerned citizens of Toronto rallied to save the Old City Hall, deemed by some to be superfluous when the new, Revell-designed City Hall opened. The campaign succeeded and for many years now Old City Hall has functioned as a court house. Designed by well-known Toronto architect E.J. Lennox, it is a fine example of the style... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The building seen from the outside is simply magnificent. As regards the inside, I found excessive that we cross people in the detector of metal and that in more we forbid people to photograph. In brief, a useless bend.

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Randburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We did not get a chance to go inside but it is an awesome sight from outside. The towers and doors are magnificent.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is one of the prettier buildings you'll see in the downtown part of Toronto city. Getting the right lighting for good photos is a bit of a challenge.

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Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Old City Hall is a beautiful building, I'm sure that most people agree me. You should go inside the building, seems to be fantastic! It's located in the downtown, so it's easy to get there. I think they've made a good job keeping that building. Something classic has got its own character!

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Berkel en Rodenrijs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

The old city hall was at the end of the walking tour we did in Toronto. There are not many old and historic buildings in Toronto and in my opinion this one is the most beautiful. I really liked the stories about the architect and the revenge he took when he was not allowed to sign the building with his... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This building is very beautiful, located downtown Toronto in a busy street. It is a work of art. The new city hall is just crossing the street on one side and on the other is the Eaton shopping mall. This building takes the whole block, so you can walk all around it. This a must see when visiting Toronto. If... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very cool old buliding on the same square (with fountains) and the impressive New City Hall. Great hotdogs from the vending stands to the side of the square and funny 'no wading' signs along the edges of the pond/lake thing in the square itself

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is one of my favourite buildings in Toronto. I just stood in awe admiring it when I first came across it. It's refreshing to see such a magnificent historical building in such a busy, modern part of Toronto. Unfortunately unable to enter unless you commit a crime, it's well worth a stop!

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