NEW CITY HALL & NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE – AFTER A $50M FACELIFT

SKATING1TORONTO’s principal square is named after NATHAN PHILLIPS, mayor of all the people from 1955-62.  The Square and New City Hall opened in 1965.  The architect: Finland’s VILJO REVELL.

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