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Ontario Legislative Buildings

University Ave. | (at Queen's Park Crescent), Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A2, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416 325 7500
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Ranked #64 of 314 Attractions in Toronto
Type: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings
Description: Completed in 1892, these Romanesque buildings house Ontario's legislative assembly.
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Medicine Hat, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

While we did not take the tour of the building, we really enjoyed the grounds and the architecture. Would have taken the tour but were surprised to learn there was a cost!

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Prescott, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

While we didn't have enough time to take the tour of the legislative buildings, we did enjoy the walk around the gardens where we viewed several statues. We also learned a bit about the Ontario legislature from the folks in the lobby of the building. This was a short stop on our way to a walk through University of Toronto... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It was good to see the seat of government of Ontario but honestly if it had not been free probably would have skipped.

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Toronto, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
52 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Really enjoyed my tour of the Ontario Legislative Buildings. My group was very small which helped create a personal, relaxed atmosphere in which to ask questions. All staff I encountered (security included) were very friendly, informative and welcoming. My guide was fantastic - obviously has a passion for politics and Ontario history which kept us engaged throughout the 20-30 min... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

As a teen, my mother worked for Hansard, at Queen's Park in the Legislative Building located downtown. I too had a part time job there running the edits back and forth. An exciting place to be as history is being made and debating is going on between the parties. The grounds and the buildings are stunning old architecturally magnificent. Highly... More

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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I went and took a tour. Turned out I was the only one on the tour. The tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. He answered any questions I had. It would have helped me to have learned a little bit more about Canadian system of government before I went so I could have asked some more questions. Tour was... More

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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The Ontario Legislative Buildings are not so impressive as those on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and not even close to the Houses of Parliament in London but they have a stately majesty lacking in the Capitol Buiilding in Washington, D.C. All are bicameral legislatures but quite distinctive and unique. If you can't obtain a pass for the gallery at least... More

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Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I believe all residents of the Ontario province should visit their legislative buildings. The tours were very informative and intresting.

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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121 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

It was nice to visit this important building, but I would have liked more. The tour was very short about 30 minutes. The guide we had didn't know that much about the political system. It would have been much better if there had been a movie first to explain everything and if we had been allowed to visit the building... More

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Mississauga, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

ALthough there inner machinations are always the topic around the dinner table (hats to us), some of our greatest analytical minds sit behind those doors. The buildings thmselves are a standing commitment to the testament of harworking Canadians.

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