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Old City Hall, Toronto

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Visit an architectural marvel at Old City Hall, one of the city's most grandiose landmarks. The design by architect E. J. Lennox showcases elements of Romanesque Revival style, with the whole building ornamentally covered by art inspired from Ancient Rome. Upon approaching, you can't miss its distinctive clock tower--at 103 m (340 ft), it held the record of tallest structure in Canada from 1899 and 1917. Take binoculars if you can to inspect the four intricately carved gargoyles that flank the clock. Take a guided tour to admire the craftsmanship of the interior, including a mural by George A. Reid and a stained glass window by Robert McCausland. Our Toronto trip itinerary maker makes visiting Old City Hall and other Toronto attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This Romanesque building has a traditional clock tower and is a distinguished presence next to the newer City Hall. It has ornamentation lent from ancient Roman art. It serves as a civic building and ...  more »
  • The old city hall is quite close to the new one. It's pretty gothic in style with gargoyles. It's a great stop en route to the Toronto sign (and the new city hall) or to the Easton Centre.  more »
  • It's basically a building that you pass on your way to either 1) Nathan Phillips Square & the TORONTO sign OR 2) the Eaton Centre. It is interesting to see to compare it to New City Hall (behind Natha...  more »
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  • Spectacular architecture, inside and out. A great piece of history. Well maintained and a must see.
  • great place to visit. the building looks gorgeous.
  • Beautiful building with plenty of history, but be warned - there's no AC outside of the courtrooms
  • Exterior looks amazing! Fun fact, the heads on the pillar outside is actually the creator of this building.
  • Nice Piece of Architecture with great pans views. It worths the visit