North Melbourne Town Hall was built in 1886 and known as Hotham Town Hall in the then Borough of Hotham. The area's name change to North Melbourne happened the following year. This part of North Melbourne has been covered by City of Melbourne since 1905. I think it may be a contender for my favourite town hall. It is just magnificent and it is not a stand alone building as to the right for say one hundred metres a double story row of shops extends along Errol Street. I forgot to take that photo.
Errol Street is a very pleasant and wide street and also has wide pavements with a good number of outdoor dining cafes and restaurants. It is quiet, the traffic is slow and quiet and you would barely know you are five minutes by tram away from the edge of Melbourne's Central Business District. You are further from North Melbourne Station which is in West Melbourne and its a twelve minute walk away. It is best to catch the Elizabeth Street 57 tram with a rather good daytime service.