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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. Use our Toronto trip itinerary tool to arrange your visit to Old City Hall and other attractions in Toronto.
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  • And its a lovely contrast to the new city hall across the road. You have to check out the detailing on its facade, and the gargoyles. You get a great view of the side from the Nathan Phillips Square.  more »
  • The new city hall is so modern and advanced and the old city hall is exactly opposite, majestic and royal it looks right next to the new one and the view from the Nathan Philips Square is awesome.  more »
  • Pretty cool area to check out. This area is a great place to take pictures. Make sure to take a picture with the Toronto sign.  more »
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  • 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.
  • the most corrupt cout in the world... Whu they wasted 7 years of my life and tortured me by conspiracy of Black Judge Lampkin,, Allan Scott-prosecutor and 52 Division cops like corrupt Follert
  • 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!
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