My City Lives: “Old Town Toronto” part III

 

In the third instalment of our video series with Bruce Bell, Toronto’s famous historian, we have profiled St. Lawrence Hall. Built in 1850 by William Thomas, the Hall was to become the city’s home of public gatherings, concerts, and exhibitions. It had a thousand seat amphitheatre, and for decades it was the core of the city’s social scene. It ranks among the finest 19th century Canadian public buildings, and has been a home to the Canadian National Ballet for many years. Today it is used as a popular event venue for weddings, conferences, and art shows.