Visitors' entrance

Exterior view of new visitors' entrance
Exterior view of the new visitors' entrance.

What’s happening?

The Office of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario (OLA) is building a new visitors' entrance. The project broke ground in July 2019 and is expected to be completed in 2020.

  • July 2019: construction begins

Are visitors welcome during construction?

Yes. The Legislative Building and grounds will be open during construction. For more information, visit our Building access page

Why build a new visitors' entrance?

Ontario’s Legislative Building has exceptional cultural, historical, and architectural significance. Opened in 1893, the building has served as the seat of provincial Parliament for 126 years. The building has continued to evolve and adapt to meet the changing needs of a modern workforce.

The OLA has taken steps to better understand and plan for future requirements. This new main entrance to the Legislative Building is a step towards enhancing the safety and security of visitors, members of provincial Parliament (MPPs), and staff.

rendering of an aerial view of new visitors' entrance
Rendering of an aerial view of the new visitors' entrance.