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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 via mobile

The Old City Hall which is now a courthouse is architecturally beautiful and a must visit for any traveler in Toronto. Could not visit inside as it was closed for Canada Day. Certainly worth a photo stop.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't go wrong for greek food, plenty of fine restaurants to choose from, my fave is Astoria's on danforth. And the shopping during the day is amazing too.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely picturesque building just off Nathan Philips square. Very impressive contrast to the many striking skyscrapers all around. My wife and I passed through the area whilst touring East Canada and enjoyed the sights all around.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked around the building which is now a court house- impressive entrance hall and staircase.but not too much to interest a visitor from UK. Usual security checks but pleasant staff.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank John T
Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

This used to be the city hall before it was moved across the street to a building design I have yet to like. We toured the Old City Hall, but being an actively used courthouse, we were not allowed to take photos. As a tourist...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 21, 2019 via mobile

Came here with my wife while on tour in Toronto and there are beautiful buildings including the old city hall with its clock tower and the Toronto sign. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 10, 2019

Great to stop off and get a picture in this cool space. Always seems to be something going on. My hotel was near by so got to walk through often. Nice open space in the middle of the city.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed September 1, 2019

We stopped here for pictures as did a lot of other people. Our tour guide took us from here to the underground city which was a highlight of the trip.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Q1165IJdeborahh
Reviewed August 24, 2019

Free to wander round and explore this old building. A nice piece of history. It is now a court house so you must go through security checks to go in but well worth it to see part of the history of old Toronto.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Limejock
Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

Situated next to new city hall, I would definitely say that in this case old is better. The building is wonderfully built with fantastic detail well worth a look.

Date of experience: August 2019
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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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