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New City Hall

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Address: New City Hall-Metro 100 Queen St W | (at Bay St.), Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N1, Canada
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+1 416-392-9111

Designed by a famous Finnish architect, this modern building is home to the...

Designed by a famous Finnish architect, this modern building is home to the Toronto City Council.

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Old city hall New city hall, one almost opposite to the other.An impressive building, modern architecture and the famous T-O-R-O-N-T-O letters just in front of it will make you... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Athens, Greece
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Orillia, Canada
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353 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very worthwhile the effort of going to see - highly recommend taking it in. We enjoyed it very much.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The futuristic looking new city hall is an interesting contrast to the classical looking old city hall across the road. Unlike the old city hall where visitors have to go through security checks, the new city hall allows visitors to roam freely around the ground level. Make sure to visit the rotunda to see the interesting architecture, and the scale... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Toronto City Hall (right by the beautiful old City Hall, now courthouse) is worth visiting. Even from the outside! There is a beautiful reflecting pool, and lovely larger-than-life letters announcing Toronto. They're even lovelier at night when they change color!

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Old city hall New city hall, one almost opposite to the other.An impressive building, modern architecture and the famous T-O-R-O-N-T-O letters just in front of it will make you try to get the best selfies and photos!Another trademark for Toronto I would dare to say!

Thank George19802013
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776 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Build close to the old Town Hall, the new buildings are both modern and vast to accommodate the today's needs of the City government.

Thank Panathinaikos-13
Mexico City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must to have some good photos of the surrounding buildings and and the mandatory photo with the "Toronto" sign.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Built through a competition, this winning entry was a very futuristic design for Toronto and stands tall as a great icon for the heart of Toronto. A little touch up won't hurt and the plaza in front could use a massive contemporary looking makeover to bring the space into the 21st century.

Thank Kunal C
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing is more iconic than City Hall in Toronto. The building is full of history and you can visit the first floor where it holds small exhibits. Form the outside, there is the new Toronto Sign where people can pose and take pictures. During the winter, it offers skating, winter festivals and also fireworks. During the summer, there's events, exhibitions... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit winter for a skate or summer for a stroll. Sit and watch the people go by. Buy something yummy at one of the street truck vendors, can't go wrong. Take pictures next to the big, TORONTO sign. Go up the stairs, enjoy the vista of the square. Go inside, look around, go to the Council Chamber, watch democracy in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Building is unique in design and is actively in use as Toronto's City Hall. Nathan Phillips Square is a great public space with lots of events happening year round. Skating in the winter, free concerts and festivals. You cannot visit Toronto and not go to City Hall. It is in the heart of the City. Easy access by Subway, Bus... More 

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