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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

This Romanesque architecture, sandstone-greystone-brownstone building is 120 years old. Since 1965, this former Toronto City Hall has been used as a courthouse. Much of the interior is likely the same as it was over 100 years ago, although the wall hangings were likely changed over...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked by the old city hall several times.It likes nice, old,and like a castle.It is cool to see the big clock tower and my sister thought it looked like Big Ben.It looks cool and is nice to walk by.I even got a view of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank alesserdo
Reviewed 15 February 2019

If you're at the Eaton Centre or Nathan Phillips Square, you're close enough to this place to check it out. But it's nothing exciting. Walk by, take a photo and move on. Visually appealing building, but not much else of interest.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank HeatherJMB
Reviewed 13 February 2019

We went to Old City Hall during the Open Doors Toronto event. There was no entry fee and it was fun to explore a real courtroom and sit at the judge's chair. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and very friendly. The architecture was awesome!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Global817929
Reviewed 6 February 2019

Really good historical building within the view of Nathan Phillips Square. It seems to set the square off and feel it is a much better than the new one.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Serene-View
Reviewed 4 February 2019

Nathan Phillips square is a busy place no matter when you go there! Perfect place for people watching and the scenery is alive!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Trent N
Reviewed 20 January 2019

I felt like such a tourist, but it was fun to take pictures in front of the Toronto sign. Bring your own ice skates and skate around in front of the sign. The tree was super beautiful in the square behind it. A must see!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank carlabqtpie
Reviewed 8 January 2019

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 27 December 2018 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 24 December 2018 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
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Muhammad Ali S
4 May 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
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ELKW
26 August 2016|
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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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