- Digital Doors Open
- Full wheelchair access
- Self-guided tours available
- Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
- Photography allowed
- Virtual tours
- Activities and games
Come and explore Ontario’s Legislative Assembly — an impressive structure that has been home to the province’s legislature since 1893. Alongside oak floors and Italian marble finishes is artwork from the Government of Ontario Art Collection. During Doors Open, visitors can enjoy several exhibits on a self-guided tour that includes the legislative chamber. There’s even an outdoor scavenger hunt for kids. (No tripods allowed.)
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.
Contact info111 Wellesley Street West
ArchitectureYear built: 1893
Building type:Government building
Architect: Richard A. Waite; E.J. Lennox and George Gouinlock (later additions)
Architectural style:Arts and craftsBeaux artsRomanesque revivalVictorian
Dates/hours openMay 27, 10:00am - May 28, 05:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; last admittance at 4 p.m.