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

Category: Landmarks & Historical Buildings

Address: 1 Queens Park Crescent E
Toronto, ON M5S
Canada

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4 Star Rating You can feel the prestige and history when you visit here. With everything I've done as a media practitioner and writer, it's probably a bit strange that I... Read More

Alex G. Aug-12-2019

5 Star Rating It's a little strange to review the Legislative Assembly of Ontario - I agree but the building is so historic its worth sharing for those that haven't had a... Read More

Imran N. Nov-09-2015

4 Star Rating Free legislative building tour from 9AM to 5PM all year (and on weekends during summer) at the beginning of the hour that last 30 minutes. The tour was... Read More

Mike S. Jan-13-2018

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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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