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City Hall

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Address: 716 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 2M3, Canada
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The old building is under renovation and the new part hasn't really changed - nice park outside

Historic City Hall has always been one of Calgary's most beautiful old sandstone buildings, and they are finally doing a full restoration, long overdue. The new part, known as... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 October 2016
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Historic City Hall has always been one of Calgary's most beautiful old sandstone buildings, and they are finally doing a full restoration, long overdue. The new part, known as the Calgary Municipal Building, has always been bright and exciting from the outside, but a little dowdy and dull on the inside. There is a 12 storey atrium with skylights, but... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We would have loved to see more of this lovely old building but unfortunately it was surrounded by hoardings because it is being renovated. It has a lovely clock tower and we were pleased to see that it is being restored.

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Thank mjc404
Calgary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

It remains a very nice piece of our cities history, glad they have kept it a very beautiful building.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

This beautiful & iconic sandstone beauty stands graciouslyp in time - while it's clock tower reminds us that time is indeed STILL ticking ...it is, as previously mentioned, attached to the more modern municipal building that houses all of the civic employees. There is much to take in around the grounds - rapid transit will get you there for free... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

This gorgeous building which is located in the heart of the downtown of the city of Calgary is one of the beautiful buildings in Calgary , every visitor should visit it and the nice area around it .

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Otley West Yorkshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

the old city hall is is a nice old building. We popped in and saw some of the displays inside. It's located in a busy part of the city with lots to see. Pop in for a look

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

Old City Hall is a historical building, and is attached to the more modern Municipal Building that houses approximately 3000 municipal employees. The building is currently covered in a bit of scaffolding due to crumbling exterior (2015). Work is being done to figure out how to fix it, but it will be difficult for you to get a good picture... More 

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Calgary is a city that is continuously changing - the economic cycles see buildings quickly put up and then as quickly replaced when the next boom comes and more and better space is required. The old city hall is a good example of the landmark buildings that were built generations ago as civic landmarks. And this one was saved. It... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

The sandstone walls, clock tower, cupolas, and red tiled roof of the old city hall lend it character. The free downtown segment of the C-Train runs past it. Near it, statues and plaques commemorate fallen city police and firefighters. The old city hall's lines, shapes, and colors stand in harmony with those just across the street in the Olympic Plaza.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

If you are looking for excitement, this is not the place. It is a place of politics. Does that really sound fun to you? Once in awhile there will be some interesting display or art show. Other than that .....meh.

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