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This used to be the city hall before it was moved across the street to a building design I have yet to like. We toured the Old City Hall, but being an actively used courthouse, we were not allowed to take photos. As a tourist...More
Free to wander round and explore this old building. A nice piece of history. It is now a court house so you must go through security checks to go in but well worth it to see part of the history of old Toronto.
Old City Hall in Toronto is an impressive sandstone building whose clock tower dominates the horizon as you are coming up Bay Street from the lake. The building was built in the late 1800s and is actually Toronto's third city hall and will hopefully be...More
Old City Hall, was built in 1899 in the Romanesque Revival style, and took a decade to complete at a cost of $2.5 million, a full $1 million less than it took to built another Toronto gem, Casa Loma. The heritage building has great coloring...More
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
There is a few street parking options along the east side of the building - maybe 20 spots that are pay meter. No free parking in TO. There is also paring across the street on the west side that is underground, but it is... More
There is a few street parking options along the east side of the building - maybe 20 spots that are pay meter. No free parking in TO. There is also paring across the street on the west side that is underground, but it is pay as well...
Old City Hall is a fully operating criminal courthouse and is open every day including on weekends and holidays. You should aim to come on a weekday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. On weekends and holidays the bail courts in... More
Old City Hall is a fully operating criminal courthouse and is open every day including on weekends and holidays. You should aim to come on a weekday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. On weekends and holidays the bail courts in the basement are operating, but most of the building is shut down/empty.
As with any courthouse in Canada, Old City Hall is open to all members of the public for free.
You can walk around the building and go into any courtroom you like to watch the proceedings (unless there is a sign on the door saying otherwise). It is not really set up to be tourist-friendly. If you do go inside please be quiet and respectful of the decorum of the courts and the legal proceedings going on.
Note that photography is not permitted inside courthouses in Ontario, and Old City Hall is no exception.