Building access

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.

Accessibility

The Legislative Building is wheelchair accessible. Access ramps are located at the south basement entrance and the north entrance. 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.

For tour schedules, please visit About tours. For more information, contact 416-325-0061.

Identification and visitor passes

All visitors will be asked to show 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.

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. You should expect this to take at least 15 minutes, but it could take longer. 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

Canadian law prohibits the carrying of certain self-defense items that may be legal in other countries. This includes items such as 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 screening 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 screening entrance before you enter the Chamber. When you are ready to leave, you can retrieve your items from the entrance where you were screened.

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.