Queens Park and the Ontario Legislative Building

Queens Park is a smaller uban park in Downtown Toronto and is home to the Ontario Legislative Building

The Ontario Legislative Building in Queen's Park
The Ontario Legislative Building in Queen's Park cc licensed photo by Leslie

Queen's park is located just a couple of blocks south of the trendy neighbourhood of Yorkville. In addition to being the home of the Ontario Legislative Assembly, Queens Park features several commemorative statues including one of Edward VII who opened the park in 1860. There is also a war memorial. Paths radiate out from the statue Edward VII and there are plenty of large trees to provide shade on warm summer days.

Queen's Park is largely surrounded by the the University of Toronto and actually occupies the university land with the Ontario Legislature residing under a long term lease. Like most legislative buildings, the Ontario Legislative Building is an ornate and intricately detailed structure. Construction of the current building began in 1886 with several additions being added over the years.

Free tours are available year round on weekdays between 9 am and 4:30 pm. During the summer from Victoria Day until Labours Day free ½ hour tours are offered every day including weekends from 9 am until 4:30 pm. For more information On the Legislative Assembly of Ontario see the Official Website: Queens Park and the Ontario Legislative Building.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Queen's Park Toronto and the Ontario Legislative Building

Fee: No

Regular Hours:
May differ on holidays

  • Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Address: 111 Wellesley St W, Toronto, ON M7A 1A2, Canada

Phone: (416) 325-7500

Official Website: Queen's Park Toronto and the Ontario Legislative Building

Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5Legislative Assembly of Ontario Star Rating

5 Star Rating Best place to visit. We visited the legislative building today. Due to coronation of King Charles III-everything was free. No ticket has to be purchased while entering, also all rides in carnival were free too. Its a historical structure and a good place to visit. While entering you have to go through a security check-kind of airport security check. There was a guide too who explained every side of the building. There is a souvenir gift shop too inside the building. All staffs were super welcoming and well behaved. Overall it was a good experience.

jarvik munshi - 4 months ago

3 Star Rating The 30 minute tour was free. I appreciated the price, and I did not expect a full history lesson of the building, it’s architecture, and the Legislative body. I also appreciated how courteous the security staff were. The building, displays, art, and history are what make this tour worthwhile. However, the tour and the information relayed could be improved significantly. Maybe it was the tour guide, who seemed annoyed by some of the questions raised. The tour guide spent 10 minutes total throughout peppering the group with sometimes interesting and sometimes random information, and then let the group meander aimlessly in between. This tour would improve with substantive and poignant information delivered in a cohesive presentation.

Joe Andress - 2 months ago

5 Star Rating I took a guided tour inside the building, which starts every half hour. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, showed us the building and shared a lot of interesting facts about the history of the building, different politicians and the mace. :) Beautiful building inside and outside, don't miss it when you are visiting.

Zsuzsanna Sziveri - 5 months ago

5 Star Rating A rare, historical and beautiful place next to UOT. Recommend to join the inside out tour (book online) Tour guide is of high quality and tell story about the building and people. Especially like the self portrait of former MPP, some are super stylish and fun. Can also see the queen’s mace.

Nicole Ngok - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating The legislative assembly of Ontario is a magnificent building in both its exterior and its interior. I visited it as part of the Doors Open Toronto initiative. The exterior brick is beautiful in both colour and in its ornateness. The building was built at a time where electricity was at its beginnings, so there are many windows inside the building to let in natural light. Highly recommend.

Nicolette Addesa - 5 months ago

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Yonge-University-Spadina Queen's Park or Museum Station2 Minutes

How to get to Queen's Park Toronto and the Ontario Legislative Building by TTC Subway

No bus needed. Exit from Queens Park Station and walk north along Queen's Park Crescent towards the Ontario Legislative Building or exit at Museum Station and walk south along Queen's Park Cresent to the park entrance.

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