Most traditional buildings have a cornerstone. In round City Hall, the foundation column was chosen as the ceremonial location, and as part of the official dedication of the building, a time capsule was placed near the foundation column on November 7, 1962.


List of time capsule contents page 1
List of time capsule contents page 2

Contents of City Hall time capsule
City of Toronto Archives
Series 1232, File 335


Time capsule in depressed area in centre of City Hall rotunda construction
Capsule-laying ceremony
November 7, 1962
Photographer: Fire Department
City of Toronto Archives, RG 10, Item 782-1


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