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Looks like something you would see in Asia, possibly the southern part of Asia. It looks like a Chinese flag on top though. I'll just go with Taiwan, maybe Taipei?
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Are there any other cities out there that use the city hall as there logo? Toronto's has become iconic in that way for sure. It's one of the few things anyone in the city recognizes.


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As mentioned earlier, Kingston.



Mississauga, though I don't know why.



I think that's it.
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Looks like something you would see in Asia, possibly the southern part of Asia. It looks like a Chinese flag on top though. I'll just go with Taiwan, maybe Taipei?
Getting warmer...

Think French colony.
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St. Albert Place in St. Albert, Alberta, by Douglas Cardinal:


City Hall, Public Library, Theatre, Museum, Arts spaces.
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Getting warmer...

Think French colony.
Dang, I was going to guess Macau.

Vietnam??
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^Bingo! Saigon City Hall.
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Are there any other cities out there that use the city hall as there logo? Toronto's has become iconic in that way for sure. It's one of the few things anyone in the city recognizes.


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As mentioned earlier, Kingston.



Mississauga, though I don't know why.



I think that's it.
Not a city but Cobourg does also.




Victoria Hall in Cobourg by P Thomas, on Flickr
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Some more from SW Ontario

Windsor


Tecumseh


Essex


Leamington


Sarnia


Chatham


Tilbury


Goderich


Ingersoll


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^Love Cobourg City Hall. Not unlike St Lawrence Hall, Toronto. In fact, I believe they were designed by the same architect.
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Chatham looks like the QEII Library here.

Back to MUN. by MattReynolds, on Flickr

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Not a city but Cobourg does also.




Victoria Hall in Cobourg by P Thomas, on Flickr
Impressive for a small town.

Other Town/City Halls in the Ottawa area.

Rockland



Perth



Carleton Place



Gatineau (Hull)

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Eew Windsor is disgusting!
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Some more from SW Ontario

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Goderich
That's actually the Huron County Courthouse. The town hall is much less grand, though nice enough.


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Carleton Place

That's actually a really nice one. I'm impressed.
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^Yeah, I've got to get up to Carleton Place. I only know it as a godawful strip of Tim Hortons and Rona Home Improvement stores along Highway 7, which looks like something straight out of suburban Michigan.

An underrated modern one is Vaughan's:


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I might be in the minority, but I like Mississauga's po-mo city hall. If they don't cut corners, po-mo architecture can be quite a treat.

I really like Douglas Cardinal's St. Albert city hall too.
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I think Cobourg definitely wins the "punching above its weight" award for this thread - what a gorgeous building!

Here's a full picture of our current (1970-) City Hall in Saint John:


City Hall by JP_Van, on Flickr

Cheapo modernism at its finest, but I can't imagine the Uptown without it. Notably, the Council Chamber (black box with the coloured fingers at the base of the tower) was recently painted white... for some reason.


32) a view of City Hall by Kennuth, on Flickr

The building, which the City actually leases rather than owns outright, has a pretty high vacancy rate at the moment - the Police HQ and a couple provincial courtrooms have decamped to new digs up the hill at Peel Plaza, and the BMO branch on the ground floor recently moved across King Street to CenterBeam Place.

There's been some back-and-forth between the City and the landlord about consolidating remaining municipal office space (whose current distribution resembles that of a fragmented disk) in the lower floors of the tower, which would allow the upper floors to be renovated as a block for commercial tenants, but nothing firm has materialized on that front yet. Every so often the idea of moving out entirely (to new and/or renovated space elsewhere in the Uptown) crops up in Council, but I don't think the public or political will to stomach such a capital outlay is there at the moment.


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Here's the City of North Vancouver's (pop. 50k):


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London

As newer City Halls go I actually don't mind London's. It's clean and crisp and it's aged quite well. The thing that makes it even nicer is that it is right across from beautiful Victoria Park and on Wellington Street and area that is home to some of the most gorgeous yellow brick homes to be found anywhere in the country.

I was looking it up and I didn't realize that the old City Hall was the very stately building at Wellington & Dundas. I never really thought of it before. I don't know how to put pics up so if someone wants to........
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but I'll never understand how montreal, the metropolis of the nation never took it upon itself to build a grand city hall like Toronto did. Even Vancouver's is bolder and bigger.

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montreal's is old. gigantism was a 1920s trend, and by that point montreal was established, was built.

look at new york's city hall.
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