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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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  • Since most of these streets or squares became concentrated in downtown Toronto can't not go there anyway and eventually every attraction has to be seen in two moments of the day to day hectic and hardworking and charming and bright at night
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  • We walked around outside the Old City Hall and New City Hall. I loved looking at the beautiful looking old City Hall  more »
  • Old City Hall is a beautiful building and well worth a look. If you're having a walk in the centre of town it is well worth a look. Toronto is a lovely city.  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

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