Top Choice Historic Building in Toronto

Casa Loma

Toronto's only castle may have never housed royalty, but it certainly has grandeur, lording over The Annex from a cliff that was once the shoreline of the glacial Lake Iroquois, from which Lake Ontario derived. A va…
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Sharon Temple

A national historic site and one of the oldest museums in Canada, this quaint and fascinating temple was built in 1832 by a Quaker sect called the Children of the Peace, to a unique architectural style. Lovingly res…
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City Hall

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…
Historic Site in Toronto

Todmorden Mills

In an idyllic setting by the Don River, Todmorden Mills is a late-18th-century gristmill-turned-sawmill, then brewery and distillery, then paper mill. Historical relics are on display inside. Enthusiastic guides sho…
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Fort York National Historic Site

Established by the British in 1793 to defend the then town of York, Fort York was almost entirely destroyed during the War of 1812 when a small band of Ojibwe warriors and British troops were unable to defeat their …
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Provincial Legislature

The seat of Ontario's Provincial Legislature resides in a fabulously ornate 1893 sandstone building, north of College St in Queen's Park. For some homegrown entertainment, head for the visitors gallery when the adve…
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Old City Hall

Across Bay St from the current City Hall is the 1899 definitive work of Toronto architect EJ Lennox. Now housing legal courtrooms, the hall has an off-center bell tower, interesting murals and grimacing gargoyles.