North York Civic Centre

The North York Civic Centre is a building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that once served as the city hall for the former City of North York.

North York Civic Centre
North York Civic Centre.jpg
General information
Address5100 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario
M2N 5V7
Construction started1975
OwnerCity of Toronto
Technical details
Floor count7
Design and construction
ArchitectAdamson Architects
Awards and prizesGovernor General's Medal for Architecture 1982

Designed by Adamson Associates Architects, the building is located on Yonge Street north of Sheppard Avenue, and features Mel Lastman Square along the Yonge Street frontage. The construction of the building was intended to act as a catalyst for the development of the "North York City Centre", a downtown area for the formerly suburban North York. The building received The Governor General's Medal for Architecture in 1982.

With municipal amalgamation, North York is now part of the City of Toronto, and the building no longer serves as a city hall. Today, the building is home to the North York Community Council and a number of local municipal departments and services. Opposite the Civic Centre is the North York Central branch of the Toronto Public Library.

The Civic Centre is served by the Toronto Transit Commission's North York Centre subway station (opened in 1987).

Previous Municipal OfficesEdit

  • Temporary home for council meetings at Brown (Willowdale) School and Golden Lion Hotel 1922
  • 1st North York Township Office 5145 Yonge Street (at Empress Avenue) 1923-1956; 2 storey American colonial building was built by Murray Brown with additions added in the 1940s; re-purposed as courthouse and other civic uses, partially demolished in 1989 (partial facade rebuilt in Empress Walk[1]
  • North York Township/Borough Office 5000 Yonge Street Burnett Avenue 1956-1975; 3 storey building was built by Sproatt & Rolph and awarded the Massey Medal for Architecture in 1958;[2] site sold in 1975 and later as site of North York Performing Arts Centre[3]

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2014-08-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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Preceded by
North York City Hall
Succeeded by
Toronto City Hall

Coordinates: 43°46′02″N 79°24′53″W / 43.767315°N 79.414641°W / 43.767315; -79.414641