Ontario Legislative BuildingDigital Doors Open Toronto

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Washrooms
  • Virtual tours
  • Activities and games
Ontario Legislative Building

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.

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 info

111 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, Ontario

https://www.ola.org

Architecture

Year 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 open

May 28, 10:00am - May 29, 05:00pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; last admittance at 4 p.m.