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Also The Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Often referred to as Queen's Park, the legislature was opened in 1893. Designed by American architect Richard Waite in the Romanesque Revival, the building opened to wide accolades. The building originally consisted of 3 blocks. The back wing was added in 1912. The centre of the building is the legislative chamber, four stories high with wall carvings made of sycamore. Huge solid brass chandeliers provide the lightning.

The halls of the building are covered with large oil paintings of historical figures, including former leaders of the province of Ontario. Fire destroyed the west wing and the interior was redesigned by Casa Loma architect E.J. Lennox. Coated in Italian marble, the wing is clearly different from the wood interior of the rest of the building.

Behind the building is Queen's Park.


Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4pm. Open weekends in the summer. Admission and tours are free.


University and College
TTC - Queen's Park station

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