City Hall

sights / Architecture

City Hall information

Location
Toronto , Canada
Address
100 Queen St W
Telephone
+1 416 392 2489
Telephone 2
311
Getting there
Subway: Queen
More information
www.toronto.ca
Opening hours
8:30am-4:30pm Mon-Fri
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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.