|THEN : "Old" City Hall circa 1900, when it was still new.|
|NOW : With the opening of the 1899 City Hall, architect Edward James Lennox immortalized himself, in more ways than one. His image graces the columns near the main entrance to City Hall. He is seen here, at the top centre.|
|THEN : The reception room of the Mayor's Office in the really old City Hall, 1898.|
|THEN : The council chamber of the real "Old City Hall" in 1898. This city hall was above the south St. Lawrence Market from 1845 until 1899. It survives today as the Market Gallery, an exhibition place for Toronto's art, history and culture.|
|THEN : City council meets above St. Lawrence Market in 1899. The next council would meet in the new City Hall building. In this photograph, no one seems to be paying particular attention to Mayor Clarke.|
first time until December 31, 1899.
|THEN : The opening ceremonies of the 1899 City Hall, September 18th, 1899.|
|THEN : Bay Street looking north to City Hall in 1924.|
|THEN : View of City Hall from Elizabeth Street, 1924.|
|THEN : City Council, 1915.|
|THEN : City Council chamber.|
|THEN : During the First World War, City Hall was often home to assemblies and displays that tried to shore up patriotism and support for the war effort. Here, an early tank is put on display for curious Torontonians.|
|THEN : Torontonians get a taste of trench warfare outside City Hall.|
|THEN : A spontaneous rally outside City Hall to celebrate the end of the Great War.|
|THEN : City Hall lobby, 1936.|
straight through until Thursday, October 31st.