About this Event
"Old Toronto City Hall and York County Court House was designated a national historic site in 1984 because this Richardsonian Romanesque structure is among Canada’s most important examples of monumentally scaled city halls; and because its superb downtown site, richly carved sandstone surfaces, and variety in colour and texture combined in a clear expression of the region’s late 19th century self-confidence." Canada's Historic Places
"In 1957, then Mayor Nathan Phillips convinced City Council to hold an international design competition for a new City Hall on the northwest corner of Queen and Bay. A total of 520 designs were received from 42 different countries. The winner of the competition was Finnish architect, Viljo Revell. Because Mr. Revell was not registered as an architect in Canada, the Canadian firm John B. Parkin Associates assisted him with the City Hall project. Successors to that company still act as consultants on important architectural issues affecting the building. Viljo Revell’s design was divided into three main parts: the podium, the convex circular council chamber and two office towers of differing heights. The entire City Hall complex had a sculptural quality that would make it a striking landmark and ideal symbol of a growing city." (City of Toronto)
Join us for a FREE, public walking tour that will be a good experience for anyone: whether you’re 8 or 80 years old, and whether you’re a curious local, solo traveler, backpacker, part of a small groups of friends, or a newcomer.
Beginning in front of the Toronto Old City Hall (60 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M3), the interactive tour will be hosted by your guide Alex Rascanu. We will cover the history and present of the Old City Hall and the present Toronto City Hall from the outside of the buildings. The tour will conclude at Aroma Espresso Bar (562 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5G 0B2).
Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 10:00am. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes.
WHERE TO MEET
The tour will start in front of Toronto Old City Hall (60 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M3).
WHERE IT ENDS
This tour will end at Aroma Espresso Bar (562 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5G 0B2), where you can order coffee and/or brunch and spend some more time speaking and connecting with fellow tour participants.
Alex Rascanu advises on Toronto-area commercial and residential real estate acquisitions and sales. He provides expert avice to investors, entrepreneurs, publicly-listed, private and family companies, sponsor-backed businesses and management teams, and lenders. Clients benefit from Alex Rascanu’s expertise and extensive network. Learn more and connect with Alex Rascanu: Rascanu.com.
JOIN OUR MEETUP GROUP
You may enjoy being part of our meetup group, where we post photos from past events and you can discuss with attendees about each of our events: meetup.com/ExperienceTO.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Toronto Old City Hall, 60 Queen Street West, Toronto, Canada