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Old City Hall

60 Queen St. W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M3, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416 338 0338
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Ranked #84 of 297 attractions in Toronto
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings
Description: 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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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

in a city high rise centre this a beautiful old building of outside character second to none some gothic features and classical straight lines . long may it survive

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Maricopa, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

As many have stated before me, you obviously can't enter as a tourist as it is a fully functional court house however pictures of the outside are well worth a stop. Amazing building to look at, very historic, you can also see new town hall and the pond that they freeze in the wintertime for skating right across the street.

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Toronto, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Old City hall is now a Court House. You really can't roam inside due to security concerns. The outside is a marvel to photograph. Nice view from across at the New City hall

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Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

A celebration of architecture of the era. Built with locally quarried stone and hand carved with the faces of the leaders of the day. Well worth the efforts to keep it and enjoy it!

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70 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

This is currently A Courthouse. The Good Thing Is It Is Preserved And Used. The Negative Is That It As A Functioning Court House Is Full Of Security And Not Designed For Tourists. If You Are A Student Of Deign And History Very Much Worth A Visit.

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Toronto, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The experience is like when we were kids, skating outside. While the view of beautiful 'Old City Hall' sets the mood.

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Toronto, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

It is part of the Toronto history. It has lots of character and great architecture from another age.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Unless you're a lawyer. No matter where you go in this building there is no way out but the front door. Going to a court date, take the day off! make sure you pay for you parking in advance... IN the Summer this place gets very very hot inside.. the building itself is Old City Hall, and a nice contrast... More

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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

This was a nice alternative to the constant hustle and bustle of the main tourist attractions. The architecture of the building was nice and it didn't look out of place amongst all the skyscrapers and modern buildings

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