The Royal York Hotel dating from 1929 shows plush luxury and easily outshining its rivals. The Royal York was designed by Montreal architects Ross and Macdonald in Beaux Arts contemporary style with a tumbling, irregular facade that resembles a large French Chateau. Inside, the public areas are lavish and ornate with slender galleries providing extra grace and charm. This hotel remains a favourite with high powered visitors.
The Hockey Hall of Fame is a lavish tribute to Canada's national sport. The Hall of Fame's ultra-modern exhibition area is inventive and resourceful, and features different sections devoted to particular aspects of the game. There are displays on everything from the jerseys of the great players, including Wayne Gretsky and Ray Ferrato to a replica of the Montreal Canadians locker room, and antique hockey sticks and skates.
Art Gallery of Ontario founded in 1900s, the gallery holds one of Canada's most extensive collections of fine art and modern sculptures. This modern structure houses European Arts ranging from Rembrandt to Picasso and a superb collection of Canadian paintings. You'll find an excellent collection of Inuit Art and an entire gallery of Henry Moore Sculptures.
Toronto City Hall was built in 1964, designed by the award-winning Finnish architect Viljo Revell. After nearly 50 years, the building appears uncompromisingly modern. It is the epitome of 1960s urban planning, with two curved concrete and glass towers framing a central city circular building where the Toronto council meet. Nearby the Old City Hall is a grand 19th century building where towers and columns are carved with intricate curling patterns.
Just beyond the Parliament Buildings lies the beautiful Queen's Park. This park is a pleasant grassy space for those wishing to stroll and relax in-between the closely packed sights in the area. It is fringed to the west by 19th century buildings of the Toronto University which offers views of this historic campus and offers summer tours of the buildings.
Photos of Toronto Landmarks and Sights
Area: Toronto Ontario
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