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

Fee: No

Open Now: No

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 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

Directions

TTC Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
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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Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5

5 Star Rating beautiful buildings.. lots of space...but dont know what it's used for.

Bill Chan - 16 hours ago

5 Star Rating Beautiful building with a gorgeous view on Queen's park. If you can have a little stroll inside, go ahead.

Quentin Berder - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating If you do the tour, keep in mind it is a working building and not a museum. So just a few small historical exhibits, and the tour may get cut short if something is happening in the building. The tour is 1/2hr and interesting nevertheless. Worth doing.

Al Postma - 7 months ago

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