At a glance
- Urban Art
Places to read about and see
Did you know? City Hall was built on the site of Toronto's first Chinatown (1890's - 1960's).
Did you know? Old City Hall narrowly escaped demolition in the 1960's as defunct department store chain Eaton's wished to incorporate the land into a mega office development. Following much public outcry, the project morphed into the Eaton Centre and the Bay St landmark was preserved.
Did you know? The park is named after William Berczy, one of Toronto's fathers and the man behind Yonge St and the first bridge over the Don River.
Did you know? The buildings to the east and west of the old courthouse were once its wings. They were sold off by York County in the early 1900's and their aesthetics were subsequently altered.
Did you know? The human form incorporated in Phlegm's design is an allegory of the city emphasizing its ever living character.
Did you know? In 1979, then Ontario Premier Bill Davis, in attendance at St. Lawrence Hall, pushed the plunger that triggered the groundbreaking of Canada's Wonderland amusement park... 25km to the north.