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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 #95 of 326 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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Singapore, Singapore
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898 reviews 898 reviews
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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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64 reviews 64 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Pennsilvania
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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52 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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teesside
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 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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26 helpful votes 26 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 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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