Dubbed “Queen’s Park” after the expansive public garden it sits on, the Ontario Legislative Building is the seat of the provincial parliament. The architecture of the edifice with its imposing core, hosting the Chamber, and wings conveys a false sense of symmetry. However, past the first glance, one will note that the west wing comprises an additional floor, marble interior and a more linear rood. The asymmetry is the result of the fire of 1909 which claimed the wing as casualty. When the building was originally commissioned in 1893, both wings exhibited wood panelling and sat below pyramidal roofs. The design survives to this day with the east wing.
Consult the Legislature’s official website (link below) to find out about free tour hours.
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