Clock Tower of Old City Hall in Toronto, Canada

When Toronto’s Old City Hall opened in 1899, its 340 foot clock tower qualified as the tallest municipal building in North America. Inside the belfry are three bells. The largest is Big Ben weighing 11,000 pounds. Notice the gargoyles protruding from the corners. You will enjoy finding other carvings of animals and humans around the exterior. The Richardsonian Romanesque design was created by native son turned prominent architect E.J. Lennox. The façade is a handsome blend of sandstone, grey stone and brown stone. This housed the local government until the New City Hall was finished in 1965. The current tenant of this National Historic Site of Canada is the Ontario Court of Justice.

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60 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M3, Canada

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