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Summer Tours

Monday to Friday in July and August, starting at 1:15 p.m. each day. No reservation required. Enter the building through the centre doors, facing Queen Street West. No tours on Simcoe Day, the first Monday in August.
Duration: 1 hour
Limit of 20 participants

Tours of Osgoode Hall, conducted by Law Society staff on their lunch hours, give you a fascinating glimpse inside one of Toronto's historic buildings.

Tours usually include visits to:

  • The Atrium, with its geometric tile floor and stained glass skylights, monumental portraiture of Chief Justices of past centuries, its touching war memorial, and its architecture reminiscent of an Italian palazzo
  • A solemn 19thcentury courtroom
  • The Great Library, with a classical reading room, a 40-foot high ceiling, spectacular ornamental plaster, a war memorial, and a magnificent spiral staircase in the American Room
  • The East Wing, in use since 1832 - one of the oldest buildings in Canada that is still in the hands of its original owner and used for its original purpose
  • Convocation Hall, also known as  the Osgoode Hall Restaurant, with looks and style that seem to come straight from the Harry Potter movies

Please note that as Osgoode Hall is a busy office building and a courthouse, tour locations may be subject to change without notice.

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