"The Parliament building in..." Parliament Building Tip by Aphrodite21

Parliament Building, Toronto: 11 reviews and 15 photos


The Parliament building in Queens Park. Take a free tour if you can.
This is where Ontario's government has been meeting since 1893. I visited during the summer when the House was not in session so I couldn't watch any of the debates. But if you visit in the spring or fall I'd definitely take the oppertunity to watch. This is actually quite a nice building. When in the chamber, look for the gold mace. Apperently there's a rule, going back to British times, that parliament could not meet if the mace wasn't there. So of course they had a bit of a problem when the Americans stole it. Also look for the difference between the east and west wings. In 1909, a fire destroyed the west wing and it was redone with marble imported from Italy. If you look carefully you can actually see dinosaur fossils hidden in the walls. The east wing still has the original wood and iron.

Address: Located in Queens park close to the university.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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