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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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60 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Going in is free and it was awesome to see EJ Lennox' grandeur on the inside as well! I was impressed by the entrance! Just make sure that you don't take any photos inside. Also, you will need to go through a quick security point/scan...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AlenaY73
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a beautiful building. Right on Queen St. Fully constructed in natural stone with a clock tower. History tells us that this building housed city council from 1899 to 1966.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Old meets new in Toronto which we discovered on our walking tour works so well. The building is so ornate & is now used as the court house. Part of Toronto's history & just lovely to see.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brendonsmum
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Looks like a mythical castle hidden amongst modern high rise buildings. Beautiful building. Didnt realise you could go inside.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BarbaraBaillie
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

If you want to go inside you do need to go through security. We looked at outside and went inside before security section as you can still see it's beauty.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jofunkyfacepainter
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Adjacent to the New Toronto City Hall is the Old Toronto City Hall. It still looks very good and well preserved. It's nice to see both in one place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 132manolitom
Reviewed October 14, 2018

You were made to feel welcome and able to look around the building. Plenty of history to look up. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank phil s
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful example of quality architecture. So much fantastic craftsmanship in its construction by the artisans of old, their skills and workmanship still as beautiful today as when first built. So diverse from the new adjacent construction. Pay a visit and stop to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gauldie2015
Reviewed October 11, 2018

In the centre of Toronto you can marvel at the new City hall but alongside it is the Old City Hall, like a gothic mansion on contrast, stunning design on the exterior and well worth your time to visit and soak in the history.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TeamWard
Reviewed October 7, 2018

The architecture of the old City Hall is very nice and worth a stop to admire or photograph. It's such a contrast between the newer (not so new anymore though) and more modern City Hall just steps away. The buildings and square around this area...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Muhammad Ali S
May 4, 2018|
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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
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ELKW
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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
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