For this week’s version of Thursday Doors, I’m visiting Old City Hall in Toronto.
It is an imposing building across the street from the current City Hall in the heart of downtown.
The door I’m featuring actually belong to a side entrance I discovered by accident when I went exploring down an unfamiliar street. What first caught my attention were the massive lights flanking the wooden doors.
I didn’t notice until much later, that the miniature columns *supporting* the arches tie into the massive columns of the main doors in front.
The main front extrance of Old City Hall …
This formidable building was home to Toronto’s City Council from 1899 to 1966. There were initially plans to demolish the building during the planning for a shopping mall – the Toronto Eaton Centre – in the late 1960s. The plan was abandoned because of a public outcry … one of the rare times it actually made a difference.
How could anyone seriously consider tearing down a beauty like this?!
Old City Hall became a National Historic Site in 1989 and is currently used as the Ontario Court of Justice.
Thursday Doors is a weekly feature hosted by Norm Frampton at Norm 2.0.