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Ontario Legislative Building

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Address: University Ave. | (at Queen's Park Crescent), Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A2, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 416-325-7500
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Opened in 1893, this Richardson Romanesque styled building is the seat of...

Opened in 1893, this Richardson Romanesque styled building is the seat of Ontario's Legislative Assembly. Frequent free tours offered throughout the year (closed weekends winter - open 7 days per week summer). View web site for visitation information and program details.

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Interesting place to know more about Canadian history. Beautiful and well kept place with guides speaking English or French. And, the best part, its all free.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting place to know more about Canadian history. Beautiful and well kept place with guides speaking English or French. And, the best part, its all free.

Thank Tathy_Nit
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The mix of political drama and excitement and the passion for architecture was almost too much to bear on the tour. They were exceptionally accommodating and really nice staff and security. We got to enter the chambers which was actually really fun,

Thank Huvi & Shai R
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

You can only visit the building through tours, which are free! Several tours take place a day! Make sure you get there at least 5 minutes before your tour starts. The tour itself gives you information on the building, Canada and the political system! I would recommend this tour!

Thank NewYLisaNYork
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I very much enjoyed my tour of the building. My tour guide was very knowledgable of the history of Ontario, the history of the building and the way the legislature works. Just a warning that during the summer months (or at least in August) they do construction in the chamber so thing may be out of place. This was the... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Took a tour with some friends of ours visiting from another country and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Very informative. The tour is about 20-25 minutes long and only happen at certain timers of the day, so check beforehand. You will see the legislative assembly where all the disputes and laws are discussed and made. You will see all the huge... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We took a free 35-minute tour of this historic building. Good way to appreciate its history, politics, and procedures. Very informative and good way to see the building. Note that there is some construction and renovations going on this summer. ID required for tour. Tour is on the hour and half hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

A beautiful building which was a pleasure to see. The free guided tour was very interesting, and not to long for the kids. All was very kid friendly, with a object hunt on tour with a sticker and a tatoo as reward.

Thank claralouise99
North Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We had Aaron as our guide and while you may think the tour would be slow and boring, it was very well done and easy to understand--and free!. With people from all around the world, they used an iPad and visuals, while the guide made sure to go slowly and repeat things in order to let everyone follow along. We... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

We like visiting government buildings and you sign-in with the security guard at the front door and wait for the time of the the next free tour. The front stairs are really pretty and it's an old building where parts of it caught fire and it was rebuilt with a modernistic design and marble floors. Our tour guide was informative... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

If you visit the Parliament buildings for what ever legitimate reason - the obvious one however is more important naturally, then you owe it to yourself to see this building and tour the inside if you want to know about the operations of the government. I go one step further - namely if you visit the ROM then you should... More 

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