Architecture: Symbol for a City

With a whoosh of Royal Canadian Air Force jets streaking across the sky and a blaring salute from the 100-man honor guard below, Toronto this week will begin celebrating its sparkling new city hall. Before the festivities are over, there will be fireworks, folk dancing in the plaza, a symphonic rendition of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, and a Toronto a go-go with no fewer than six rock 'n' roll bands. Such civic fanfare is unusual even in fast-growing Toronto. But after eight years of waiting and the expenditure of more than $30 million,...

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