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.
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Official Website: Queen's Park Toronto and the Ontario Legislative BuildingFee: No
Accommodations near Queen's Park Toronto and the Ontario Legislative Building:
|TTC Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Yonge-University-Spadina||Queen's Park or Museum Station||2 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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