We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
A very charming and charismatic building located approx. 150 metres from the new city hall buildings. It's a great place to photograph and to admire built in what appears to be brownstone fashion and gothic all looking.
I had passed the old city hall on previous visits and always thought it a great example of older architecture. It’s stone construction contrasts well with the much more modern buildings all around. Inside it’s a law court. The public can access - you have...More
Very interesting building with a rare architectural style. Well worth a look and a few photos. The adjacent modern plaza and buildings contrast well with the older buildings fairly austere colonial style
The old city hall building is in downtown Toronto is is a short distance from the current city hall and right next to the Eaton Centre.
The architecture is magnificent and well worth admiring whilst you are in the area.
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
There is a few street parking options along the east side of the building - maybe 20 spots that are pay meter. No free parking in TO. There is also paring across the street on the west side that is underground, but it is... More
There is a few street parking options along the east side of the building - maybe 20 spots that are pay meter. No free parking in TO. There is also paring across the street on the west side that is underground, but it is pay as well...
Old City Hall is a fully operating criminal courthouse and is open every day including on weekends and holidays. You should aim to come on a weekday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. On weekends and holidays the bail courts in... More
Old City Hall is a fully operating criminal courthouse and is open every day including on weekends and holidays. You should aim to come on a weekday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. On weekends and holidays the bail courts in the basement are operating, but most of the building is shut down/empty.
As with any courthouse in Canada, Old City Hall is open to all members of the public for free.
You can walk around the building and go into any courtroom you like to watch the proceedings (unless there is a sign on the door saying otherwise). It is not really set up to be tourist-friendly. If you do go inside please be quiet and respectful of the decorum of the courts and the legal proceedings going on.
Note that photography is not permitted inside courthouses in Ontario, and Old City Hall is no exception.