Besides the CN Tower, the Toronto City Hall is perhaps the most interesting architecture in Toronto. It was built on a design by Finish architect Viljo Revell, who submitted his design to the world wide competition held by the city of Toronto for the new city hall. The building was officially opened on September 13, 1965. It was unfortunate that Mr. Revell did not see the new city hall, as he died before the city hall was completed. The city of Toronto dedicated a commemorative column to his memory for his unique and creative design.
The new city hall consists of two unequal curved towers half surrounding a UFO like dome. The dome is home to the city council that can accommodate about 300 people. In front of the city hall is the Nathan Philip Square, named after the then mayor of Toronto.
On a personal note, my wife and I walked into this very building in 1996, and obtained our marriage certificate. We were married there on the same year.
Incidentally, this is the fourth city hall for Toronto. Full information on the various city halls can be found here: http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/city_hall_tour/history.htm
For more information, please visit the city of Toronto web site: http://www.city.toronto.on.ca
This image was printed on the Summar issue of Speaking of Impact magazine.