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Old Posted Feb 22, 2015, 7:22 PM
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I quite like the town hall in Clinton, ON (my home town).



Kitchener City Hall is quite nice for a more modern building:



Waterloo City Hall is rather appalling terrible in my opinion, though slightly less so from the parking lot:




Cambridge's City Hall is also quite nice:



Finally, the headquarters for the Region of Waterloo; not quite as bad as the city, but not great either:
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Basically if you took London's city hall and pushed down on it, making it spread out a bit and gave it a much bigger forecourt, you get Hamilton's (well ok, not a great comparison but they both have the council chambers on stilts in front thing):

(archiseek.com entry on hamilton city hall)

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She's nothing compared to old city hall though:

(hamiltonpostcards.com)
I love Hamilton's City Hall. It's a beauty!
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Corner Brook

Technically, Corner Brook is the fourth-largest municipality in Newfoundland and Labrador but it's still considered by most people to be the province's second city. That's probably because it's the only large municipality that isn't in the St. John's CMA. It's located on the west coast and has metro population of just under 27,000.

They have an old City Hall with a modern extension. Cheaply done, overall, but looks quite nice.





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Vancouver's been done , so some from Central/Eastern Ontario that are of note:

Cobourg

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Peterborough


It used to be in this building:

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Port Hope

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Belleville

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Kingston

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Brockville

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Cobourg's kinda looks like Montreal's. Nice

I really love Belleville's city hall. Thanks for sharing
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Many more pictures and opinions on Canadian city halls ...

The Great Canadian City Hall Thread!

Favourite Canadian City Hall
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That looks soooo typically Baltic-Scandinavian. I'm not surprised it happens to look like that.

Lille's surprised me a bit, though. I did not recall that tall tower.
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Why this pic?
Fountain close-up?
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Cobourg's kinda looks like Montreal's. Nice
It's interesting how you can see the continuum between more traditionally Canadian/Quebec-style architecture in Eastern Ontario and Midwestern architecture by the time you get to Windsor. When they go to Montreal, some people think that the limestone buildings (e.g. Bonsecours Market) are more or less direct French colonial era transplants but really they are an indigenous style that was popular all along the St. Lawrence and connected waterways.

There's a similar transition in Atlantic Canada when you go from the Atlantic coast to the Bay of Fundy area and PEI and then central and northern NB. Some of the differences are due to geology; you find more brick in the areas with appropriate clay soil. Wood is popular in areas with granite and harder rock that is very expensive to quarry. Nicer buildings in NS use Wallace sandstone or granite. Earlier buildings also used pyritic slate (ironstone) because it was locally available.

Sherbrooke looks like it's partway along the Quebec-New England continuum too.
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Many more pictures and opinions on Canadian city halls ...

The Great Canadian City Hall Thread!

Favourite Canadian City Hall
Yeah, this forum goes in circles sometimes. Often, actually.

(I recalled there had been threads exactly like this in the past. Oh well, doesn't hurt to repeat.)
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I'm still moving around and have a hard time identifying a primary residence these days (friends and family that I don't see that often find me hard to track), but as of nowadays those two city halls are by far where I send the most money yearly in property taxes, in that order.



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3rd and 4th.



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Montreal and Quebec City have the best ones IMO. I like Vancouver's too.

Some of those small Ontario towns have great ones too, especially Cobourg.

Can we see Halifax, Ottawa, and Winnipeg?
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my favourite is probably still Richmond Hill, there is literally nothing to distinguish it from any other suburban office building.

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I've always loved North Vans new City Hall. It's in a terrible location but it's a great modern design.
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What does the town/city hall of the place you live in look like?

Montreal:

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Ottawa City Hall. Built in 1990 as the Regional Government headquarters, chosen as the City Hall at the time of the 2000 amalgamation:


http://ottawaphotography365.com/2012...aurier-street/

Old City Hall 1958-2000. Now one of two Federal Foreign Affair buildings (the other being the 1973 Pearson Building next door). Renamed the John D. Deifenbaker Building in 2011:


http://savecfbrockcliffe.blogspot.ca...1_archive.html

Transportation building used as a "temporary" City Hall 1931-1958 after the second City Hall burnt down. Built in 1916, it is now part of the Rideau Centre and will serve as one of three entrances to Rideau Station.


http://wikimapia.org/18020/Transportation-Building

Second City Hall. built in 1877, destroyed by fire in 1931. The site is occupied by the National Arts Centre.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_City_Hall_(Ottawa)

First City Hall, built by Nicholas Sparks (considered one of the founders of Ottawa) as I don't know, a barn maybe. Anyway, as City Councillor he donated the thing in 1849 to Bytown to be converted to a City Hall/West Market Building/Fire station. It continued to serve this purpose until they built the new one next door in 1877.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_City_Hall_(Ottawa)
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Belleville and Coburg. wooof

Also LOL at Richmond Hill's
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