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Old City Hall

  • 60 Queen St. W Map It
  • Queen West
  • Government Building

Updated 09/12/2013

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Opened in 1899, and used until 1965 when "new" City Hall was built across the street, the old municipal building is still the home of the provincial courts, county offices, and marriage bureau. This imposing building was designed by E. J. Lennox, who was also the architect for Casa Loma and the King Edward Hotel. Note the huge stained-glass window as you enter. The fabulous gargoyles above the front steps were apparently the architect's witty way of mocking certain turn-of-the-20th-century

politicians; he also carved his name under the eaves on all four faces of the building. The building has appeared in countless domestic and international TV shows and feature films.

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60 Queen St. W, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2M8, Canada

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  • Weekdays 8:30–5

Updated 09/12/2013


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