Legislative Assembly Of OntarioCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: 111 Wellesley St W, Toronto, ON M7A 1A2, Canada
- Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4163257500
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:45 Mins
- Tags: Family And Kids
Interchangeably hailed by the name of the park that contains it this is the seat of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. It is an elegant and stately structure, completed in 1893 in Richardsonian Romanesque style, made of pink Ontario sandstone bricks, decorated with stone carvings in gargoyles, grotesques, and friezes. Various tours are offered by the management that each focus on a specific theme - building, architecture, Queen’s park, and Victorian Tea & Tour with musical recital. Only the building tour happens throughout the year; all the others happen on special dates.
- Disabled accessible.
- Check out the dining room, the cafe and the gift shop.
- Victorian Tea & Tour: CAD 25
Tours last 30 minutes.
January 1 to May 20: Tours every hour from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
May 21 to June 30:
- Monday to Friday: Every hour from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
- Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: Every 30 minutes from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
July 2 to September 5:
- Monday - Friday: Every half-hour from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
- Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: Every half-hour from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
September 6 to December 31:
- Every hour from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Specific dates for these tours may vary a little from year to year.
- Subway 1 stop Queen's Park Station.
- Streetcars 306, 506 stop College St at University Ave (Queen's Park Station).
- Bus 5, 142 stop Queen's Park Cres West at Hart House.
- Bus 94 stop Wellesley St West at Parliament Building.
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Went for a half hour tour and the guide we had was very passionate about the building and its history. We learned a lot about parliamentary practices of Canada while we were there. Wish they had one hour tours but they don't do that during off peak seasons of the year. The building was pretty cool to visit too
They have guided tours of the legislative assembly every half hour. There is usually no big line-ups. You need to show a government issued photo id to register and take the tour. There is also a small tour of the Queen's park that is behind the building. Again, advance registrations are required only if you are a group of 10 or more people. Otherwise, you just walk in and say you would like a tour. Tip: If you are just outside the area and you need to use the washroom, there is none outside the legislative building. Not even a portable potty. You could go inside the building for a tour and only then they will allow you to use the washrooms in the building.
A free and interesting tour of the Ontario Legislative Building from 9AM to 5PM all year (and on weekends during summer) at the beginning of the hour that last 30 minutes. The tour guide was informative and provided an interesting look at the history of the building, politics in Ontario and Canada and where laws get made in Ontario. The tour guide and staff were all polite and it was a very good way to spend a half hour on a cold winter day in Toronto. The building is located very close to the Queen's Park subway station and streetcar stop.
You know how Buckingham Palace has The Changing of the Guard? This place needs to have The Moving of the Pictures. Twice per day (one to move them in, one to move them out). Every day.
Pretty nice gardens. My favorite is the remembrance day parade which often starts here or at queens park.