Old City Hall, Toronto

About Old City Hall, Toronto

Old City Hall, Toronto - Address, Phone Number

Address: 60 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M3, Canada

Phone: +1-4163380338

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

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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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  • Amazing architecture. Traditionnal style. Close to downtown.

  • This is a must-visit stop on an architectural tour of Toronto. It is centrally located and is beautiful example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture.

  • Even if you're not attending the courthouse that it is now, the building is worth seeing anyway. Lots of history, and worth a visit.

  • Spectacular architecture, inside and out. A great piece of history. Well maintained and a must see.

  • Beautiful on the outside, incredibly disappointing on the inside, especially after standing in line for half an hour during Doors Open.

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