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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.
60 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M3, Canada
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If you're at the Eaton Centre or Nathan Phillips Square, you're close enough to this place to check it out. But it's nothing exciting. Walk by, take a photo and move on. Visually appealing building, but not much else of interest.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HeatherJMB
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to Old City Hall during the Open Doors Toronto event. There was no entry fee and it was fun to explore a real courtroom and sit at the judge's chair. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and very friendly. The architecture was awesome!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Global817929
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good historical building within the view of Nathan Phillips Square. It seems to set the square off and feel it is a much better than the new one.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Serene-View
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nathan Phillips square is a busy place no matter when you go there! Perfect place for people watching and the scenery is alive!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Trent N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I felt like such a tourist, but it was fun to take pictures in front of the Toronto sign. Bring your own ice skates and skate around in front of the sign. The tree was super beautiful in the square behind it. A must see!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

Nice historical building which has been city hall in the past times. It's a shame that homeless people gathers there.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JaroslavNecas
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful architecture. Easy to get by, walkable within downtown area Very near nathan square where many ice skate Very instagrammable building Worth a stop

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank d0glover
Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Nice place to visit. There was an ice skating court beside the building these Hollidays. Full of tourists and locals. Beggars also around. Actually I saw beggars in every corner of downtown Toronto even in these freezing temperature. The Old City Hall building is majestic...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GersonP
Reviewed December 17, 2018

Lovely old building located right next to the new city hall and Nathan Phillips Square. Kind of feels like it doesn't belong being right next to so many tall buildings.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Darren5562
Reviewed December 15, 2018

This magnificent building set in the modern surroundings, is well worth a visit, if only for the photo opportunities

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 43ericb
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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
August 25, 2016|
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Response from Lawrence G |
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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