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Address: 60 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M3, Canada
Phone Number: 416 338 0338

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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An impressive old building comparing well with the surrounding modern architecture

The Old City Hall exterior was included in our walking tour of Toronto. The original activities taking place in this original building have been transferred to the modern... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Old City Hall exterior was included in our walking tour of Toronto. The original activities taking place in this original building have been transferred to the modern structures of the New City Hall, which are in the next block. The old building is now used as court rooms in the legal process and the interior is reputed to be... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

This is a busy place when I visited during day time, so I went to check it out during night time. the TORONTO letters would change colours and it was entertaining. People flock here for picture-taking. The fountain and arcs add beauty and flavour to the TORONTO landmark. When you visit, just walk from your hotel, do not drive, parking... More 

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

The city put up a new TORONTO sign a couple years ago that seems to be the main attraction. Good for photo opportunities. Close to the Eaton Centre.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Old City Hall is actually one of the busiest criminal courts in Canada. The architecture here is exquisite. Inside there are sweeping high ceiling and some of the finest Canadian artwork you will see. It is a very busy place in the morning so it is best to visit at noon or thereafter. You have to pass through airport-like security... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Went by old downtown city hall to check out the big TORONTO letters. Nearby; walking distance is the CF Toronto shopping Center (3 level mall) and restaurants.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon the Old City Hall during our tour of Toronto and was really taken a back by it. In a city which is full of shiny skyscrapers and lots of things which are new modern in their style, to find something which was more historical was a great treat. It helps shows the origins of this enormous city... More 

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Bremen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

The old city hall is located right next to the new one, which makes a nice contrast since the old city hall was based on former architecture. The building itself looks nice from far, but when taking a look closer one can notice that there is a great mixture of designs on it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

This is one large space for kids to run around and of course explore the giant Toronto letters. It is the place to enjoy a lunch in the summer or a great ice skating at night in the winter. It is to bad the City Hall is not as clean and well kept but with time this is one plaza... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Grand European-style building with beautiful architecture. Perhaps the best view of the building is from Nathan Phillips Square across the street.

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Norman, OK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

No one told us to visit this building. It was not on the Hop On Hop Off city tour, or event ironed mentioned as being down the street from Eaton Place, when we passed that shopping mall. It was, however, a very impressive old build that sits next to Nathan Phillips Square and the new city hall building. It impressive,... More 

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