Old City Hall
Across Bay St is the 1899 definitive work of Toronto architect EJ Lennox. Now housing legal courtrooms, the hall has an off-center bell...
Textile Museum of Canada
Obscurely located at the bottom of a condo tower, this museum has exhibits drawing on a permanent collection of 10,000 items from Latin...
Church of the Holy Trinity
Tucked away behind the west side of the gargantuan Eaton Centre is the oasislike Trinity Sq, named after the welcoming Anglican Church...
National Ballet of Canada
Pirouetting joyfully in its new Four Seasons Centre home, the National Ballet actively commissions new and experimental works by...
Eat Fresh Be Healthy
Truly a case of 'don't judge a book by its cover,' the exterior of this wonderful restaurant on a rather drab strip of Dundas St is easy...
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City Hall information
Much-maligned City Hall was Toronto's bold leap of faith into architectural modernity. Its twin clamshell towers, central 'flying saucer,' ramps and mosaics were completed in 1965 to Finnish architect Viljo Revell's award-winning design. An irritable Frank Lloyd Wright called it a 'headmarker for a grave'; in a macabre twist, Revell died before construction was finished. Collect a self-guided tour pamphlet at the info desk.
Out front is Nathan Phillips Square , a meeting place for skaters, demonstrators and office workers on their lunch breaks. Extensively redeveloped in 2013, the new green roof is at last impressive! In summer, look for the Fresh Wednesdays farmers market, free concerts and special events. The fountain pool becomes a fun-filled ice-skating rink in winter.