Here’s another of those “I just can’t believe it” stories from the Big Book of Toronto Historical Facts (sure it’s a made up volume but I’m convinced it would make for fascinating reading).
It was exactly 55 years ago Sunday that what many still refer to as Toronto’s “New” City Hall was officially opened. To be historically accurate, from the day it opened, Sept. 13, 1965, it should have been referred to as Toronto’s “newest” City Hall.
Why? Because it was, in fact, the fourth in the list of our city’s structures identified as City Halls.
The first City Hall came by its title strictly by default when the municipal offices of the existing Town of York (as Toronto was known prior to being elevated to city status on March 6, 1834) — located in the little community’s Market Building at the southwest corner of King and New Sts. (the …