City Hall (completed 1965) was designed by Finnish architect Viljo Revell
. The "mushroom" type structure between the two curved
towers is where Toronto's "City Council" meets. The
city hall square is known as "Nathan Philips Square (named after a
former Toronto mayor). It's a popular location for music
concerts, cultural festivals and political demonstrations!
The square houses a reflecting pond with fountains which in winter is
converted into a very popular ice-skating rink.
Toronto's "Old" City Hall (completed 1899) designed by Toronto
James Lennox (1844-1933)
as viewed from Nathan Philips Square. The building currently is used as
a court house. The clock tower still chimes on the
hour! The south tower of the Toronto Eaton Centre (a
huge shopping mall/office complex) can be seen in the background.