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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
Old Toronto
+1 416-338-0338
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed December 7, 2018

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
Thank BKTX
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
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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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