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Ontario Legislative Building

Opened in 1893, this impressive Romanesque revival building is the meeting place of Ontario’s Legislative Assembly. Laws are made for all Ontarians in the Chamber, beautifully decorated with hand-crafted carvings and murals. Designed by British-born architect Richard Waite, later additions and changes were made by two of the province’s most significant city builders – E.J. Lennox of Casa Loma fame and George Gouinlock who planned several original buildings on the Canadian National Exhibition grounds. As part of Digital Doors Open, take a virtual tour to explore this historical building. Register for a variety of free virtual programs and webinars. Or tune in to watch the legislature in action. The parliament building also houses the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite, a working office of the Crown’s representative in Ontario.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Activities and games

Contact info

111 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, Ontario
www.ola.org

Architecture

Year built: 1893
Architect: Richard A. Waite
Architectural style: Arts and crafts, Beaux arts, Romanesque revival, Victorian
Building type: Government building
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Friday January 1 – Friday December 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Toronto

Ontario Legislative Building 111 Wellesley Street West