Osgoode Hall may look forbidding behind its ornate fence but the interior is a treat for those who enjoy 19th century architecture. Home of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the highest courts of the province of Ontario, the building has grown over 180 years, each new section reflecting the taste of its time. It is possible to explore parts of the building on one’s own or by joining one of the free tours offered in July and August. The guided tour includes the atrium, a Victorian courtroom, the spectacular Great Library, the 1829 wing, and Convocation Hall, which will delight fans of Harry Potter.  

Public tours run Monday to Friday in July and August (except on statutory holidays), at 1:15 p.m. Tours are free. No reservation required, except for large groups. For more information call 416-947-3315.

Osgoode Hall Spring 2010