Toronto's Top 10 : Architectural Highlights - City Hall Causing a significant stir in 1960s Toronto, the design of New City Hall is bold, daring, and unique. Finnish architect Viljo Revell’s two curving towers seem to embrace the central domed structure between them. A sweeping public plaza out front, Nathan Phillips Square, is the symbolic heart of the city .
New City Hall is TORONTO’s icon – its Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, Big Ben. It was built on the site of the Ward, a notorious turn-of-the-century slum and immigrant reception area. In 1956, City Council announced an international competition for a brand new city hall. They wanted a design that would raise the profile of a young, but rather provincial, capital city. Over 500 designs were submitted, and eventually Finnish architect, Viljo Revell (1910-64), was declared the winner
Canada Trust Tower is located at 161 Bay Street in Toronto, Ontario and was completed in 1990. This building was designed by Bregman + Hamann Architects and Skidmore Owings And Merrill and stands 863 feet tall with 53 floors.