Building access

Tours and programs

Onsite tours and programs at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario are currently suspended. Virtual options are available.

Find more information about COVID-19 measures at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

Building access and screening protocols notice

Until further notice, the north wing entrance on Wellesley Street will be the primary entrance to the Legislative Building. A ramp is available at this entrance with staff on-hand to assist you. Public access to the building is by appointment only during this time. If you have an appointment, please note that you will be asked screening questions upon arrival. You will also be required to wear a mask or face covering in the building. If you require further information you can contact the Legislative Protective Service at 416-325-1111. 

Find more information about COVID-19 measures at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

Construction notice

The Office of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario is creating a new visitors' entrance to serve as the main entry to the Legislative Building. The entrance is a step towards enhancing the safety and security of visitors, members of provincial Parliament (MPPs), and staff. The project broke ground in July 2019 and is expected to be completed in 2020.

Learn more about the new visitors' entrance and the progress of its construction on the visitors' entrance information page.

Emergency and accessibility notices

If you require emergency assistance while visiting the Legislative Precinct, please contact 416-325-1111. If there is an emergency that results in the closure of the Legislative Building, we will post a notice at the top of this page, as well as on our home page, as soon as possible. We will also post notices if any of our accessible entrances are out of service.


The Legislative Building is wheelchair accessible. An access ramp is located at the south doors. Staff will be available to assist you when you arrive and can redirect you to other entrances, if needed. The access ramp for Whitney Block is at the west entrance. A limited number of wheelchairs are available to visitors upon request. Please inquire with an officer of the Legislative Protective Service when you arrive.

Information and tours

Want to go on a public tour or ask a question? Check in with the officer of the Legislative Protective Service at the main entrance. They will put you in contact with an Information Officer who can help you. The main entrance is on the south side of the building. It faces University Avenue. Drop by the information desk in the lobby to learn about tours, visiting options, and services at the Legislative Assembly.

Information desk hours

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Weekends and holidays (from Victoria Day to Labour Day): 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For tour schedules, please visit Tour options. For more information, contact 416-325-0061.

Identification and visitor passes

All visitors will be asked to show government-issued photo identification before entering the Legislative Building. You will be given a visitor pass that you must wear during your visit. When you leave the building, you must return the pass to a Legislative Protective Service officer.

The Office of the Assembly takes reasonable steps to protect your privacy. For more information, read our privacy policy. Questions can be directed to or to:

Accessibility, Records and Open Parliament
Room 3330
99 Wellesley St. W.,
Toronto, ON M7A 1A2

Search and screening

You and your belongings may be searched by the Legislative Protective Service when you visit the Legislature. These searches are similar to what you might experience in an airport. Be sure to leave plenty of time to go through security when planning your visit. Please dress appropriately for the weather as lines could queue outside the building.

What you can’t bring inside the building

The Legislative Assembly prohibits entry of certain items, including guns, knives, and personal defense sprays. Visitors found in possession of these items will not be allowed into the building. If you require sharp items for medical reasons, please speak to a Legislative Protective Service officer as soon as you arrive. Animals other than service animals are not allowed into the building.

What you can’t bring into the Legislative Chamber

Mobile phones are not allowed inside the public galleries. You will have to check your mobile phone at the entrance before entering the Chamber. Personal items such as jackets and parcels will also need to be checked. Purses can be brought into the galleries, but they will be searched beforehand. The Legislative Protective Service may also require you to leave other items at the entrance before you enter the Chamber. When you are ready to leave, you can retrieve your items from the entrance.

Other security notes

CCTV cameras, alarms, and other security technologies are in operation across the Legislative Precinct. The Legislative Protective Service may be contacted 24/7 at 416-325-1111.