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Osgoode Hall is older than Canada

Each year at the end May, Osgoode Hall opens its doors to the public as a part of Doors Open Toronto, the city-wide celebration of Toronto’s architecture.

Osgoode Hall, a National Historic Site of Canada, is one of the oldest buildings in Toronto and a hub of legal life in Ontario. The building houses the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Superior Court of Justice and the Law Society of Upper Canada, the governing body of lawyers and paralegals in the province.

Doors Open offers residents and visitors an opportunity to take a peek behind the doors of architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city. Since its inception in 2000, Doors Open Toronto has attracted more than two million visitors in nearly 700 unique locations across the city. 

 

Event details

Address: 130 Queen Street West (at University Avenue) (map)

Phone: 416-947-3315

Dates: The weekend after the Victoria Day weekend from 10:00am to 5:00pm, last Admittance: 4:30pm
 

Visitors

Knowledgeable volunteers are stationed at various points of interest to answer questions. Interior photography and filming is permitted without a tripod. Bring a camera and have a photo taken in legal robes in one of the courtrooms. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Find other ways to visit and learn about Osgoode Hall.

Accessibility 

Access to Osgoode Hall is through the main doors facing Queen Street West. While access to the elevator during the event is by request, any volunteer in the atrium will be able to assist. All of the rooms are accessible and there are accessible washrooms on the second floor. The pick-up location for Wheel-Trans is at the University Avenue gate.

For information on other Doors Open venues, events and walking tours, visit http://www.toronto.ca/doorsopen.