About the Legislative Building

Detail from a plan of the Queen's Park area, Toronto, by William Storm, 1857 - Archives of Ontario

On the Grounds of the Mississaugas of the New Credit

Ontario’s Legislative Building sits on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. The area of Queen’s Park was an important gathering place for First Nations communities. The now underground Taddle Creek – known as Ziibiing (“at the river”) in the Anishinaabemowin language spoken by many Algonquian peoples – ran through the area and groups would congregate here every spring to fish.

Today, Ontario’s Legislative Building sits on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. This land was once home to other distinct Indigenous groups, including the Huron and the Haudenosaunee.

Architecture drawing of the Legislative Building
Photo of Richard A. Waite, architect of the Legislative Building
View of East Wing - 3rd Floor
View of West Wing - First Floor
View of the North Wing
View of the Legislative Building c. 1900