Old City Hall, Toronto
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Address: 60 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M3, Canada
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
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About Old City Hall, Toronto
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
Old City Hall Information
- Disabled accessible.
How To reach Old City Hall by Public Transport
- 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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Old City Hall, Toronto Reviews
This is one of my favourite places in all of Toronto. The exterior is beautiful, matched with a gorgeous interior. Marble and wood make up the décor, providing visitors a unique taste of the beauty that is Toronto’s historical architecture. I highly recommend checking this building out; even if you only go to see the outside, it will be worth it. Keep in mind you will have to go through security, and photography inside isn’t allowed. You must also consider the building is an active courtroom, so please be respectful to those working. Despite that, you CAN go on weekends. There are bail hearings that take place throughout weekend mornings, and those are always fun to go.
This is such an incredible architecture in the middle of a modern city like Toronto. Enclosed by the new city hall, the financial district and the Eaton Centre, you will get great pictures of this place at any time in the year.
This is a neat place to find in the middle of a modern, although well-designed city. It's architecture somehow just fits in in the steel and glass surroundings and contrasts well with the arcs of the new City Hall.
It's a beautiful building! The people who work here are usually in a moooood. What can you do. At least enjoy the sites!
Such a great clean environment everyone was so nice here keep up the great work everyone!!!