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If you're at the Eaton Centre or Nathan Phillips Square, you're close enough to this place to check it out. But it's nothing exciting. Walk by, take a photo and move on. Visually appealing building, but not much else of interest.
We went to Old City Hall during the Open Doors Toronto event. There was no entry fee and it was fun to explore a real courtroom and sit at the judge's chair. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and very friendly. The architecture was awesome!
I felt like such a tourist, but it was fun to take pictures in front of the Toronto sign. Bring your own ice skates and skate around in front of the sign. The tree was super beautiful in the square behind it. A must see!
Nice place to visit. There was an ice skating court beside the building these Hollidays. Full of tourists and locals. Beggars also around. Actually I saw beggars in every corner of downtown Toronto even in these freezing temperature. The Old City Hall building is majestic...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.