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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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Lovely building

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank TheHoneymans
Boston, Massachusetts
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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.

Thank Frederick W
Shanghai, China
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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.

Thank Morgan Y
Coventry, United Kingdom
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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.

Thank Mary38677
Mississauga, Canada
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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 

Thank Jenna L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It's nice that the old and new city halls are so nearby each other. Each adds a nice perspective to the other. I'll have to say that I prefer the play of light on the materials, textures, and shapes of this Old City Hall, more than on the new one (though the sense of space of the New City Hall... More 

Thank EarthlingOnline
Toronto, Canada
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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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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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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

I passed this a few times on my visit and every time I couldn't help but stop and admire it. In winter there's ice skating nearby. And they had a Henry Moore sculpture near the building. It's downtown so definitely seek it out as there's enough to bring you there anyway!

Thank Sadie W
Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

You must go if you like shooting historic building! Started from 1889, and finished in 1899 for 10 years. The old building had been used as city hall from 1899 until 1966, nearly 70 years. The 3rd City Hall in Toronto.

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