Old City HallCurrently Closed
- Address: 60 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M3, Canada
- Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4163380338
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Hall
This grand building, which was narrowly saved from demolition after the opening of the New City Hall, celebrated its 100th birthday in 1999. Built-in Romanesque Revival architectural style, the sandstone building has several highlights, including:
- The 1925 Cenotaph, Collaborations of the citizens of Toronto who died in World War 1, And later also World War II and the Korean War.
- The most visible feature of the old building is the Clock Tower which is further notable for the sculptures of four gargoyles at its corners.
- The entrance of the building has some intricate ornamental stone work.
Inside, there are:
- Murals designed by George Agnew Reid depicting notable people and their achievements
- Robert McCausland’s monumental stained glass window called The Union of Commerce and Industry
- A grand stairway
- Disabled accessible.
- Subway 1; Streetcar 301, 501; Buses 502 stop Queen Station.
- Buses 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 502 stop Queen St West at University Ave (Osgoode Station).
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0.75% of people who visit Toronto include Old City Hall in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
66.67% of people start their Old City Hall visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Old City Hall
66.67% of people prefer walking in order to reach Old City Hall
A beautiful example of Romanesque revival style architecture done by architect Edward Lennox. Though an active court house today, with security and no photos permitted inside, there are still some beautiful details inside. From the grand staircase with stained glass window depicting Canadian history, to the George A. Reid murals about early Canadian history, there are things to see and appreciate. The wrought iron Grotesques on the stairs are equally impressive. Outside there is plenty of architectural detail. My favorites are the carved figures that are near the top of the columns on Queen Street entrance. As you walk up the center steps to enter the middle doors, you can see one figure intentionally designed in the likeness of Lennox. The craftsmanship is astounding. Enjoy.
This is a Historic Landmark located in downtown Toronto. It used to be City Hall however now it houses the Ontario provincial Courthouse which deals with provincial offences. Hopefully you won't find yourself on the other side of the law having to deal with the legal matter. Having said that, if you're ever visiting downtown Toronto it is a nice building structure to visit
Love the architecture of this building have always brought my friends and family here for a photo op whenever they visit the city. It is a lovely addition to the Toronto downtown centre core! The City has done a good job preserving this historicqlbuilding and I hope it stays for a long time.
I'll include my full review with opinions about the place at a later time. Though, if I were to say one thing - it's that it is a good place for dates(for some reason or other...).
didnt know i was around the old city hall until someone told me about it, pretty cool place.