Art and Architecture Program

Art and Architecture Program

Onsite education programs are currently suspended.

This is a specialized program for post-secondary art history students and those interested in learning about the art and architecture of the Legislative Building. The program covers the following topics: the architectural competition to design the Legislative Building, architectural details and history of the Legislative Building, the tradition of portraiture, and the Government of Ontario Art Collection.

Maximum 70
Group type


1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

90 minutes

Advanced registration required.
Visitors (16 years of age +) must show a piece of government-issued photo identification to enter.
Questions? Contact 416-325-0061 or
Note: Due to parliamentary events, program times and activities are subject to change without notice.


This 90-minute program consists of two segments:

  • An interactive discussion in the Legislative Chamber.
  • An in-depth tour of the Legislative Building focusing on the architectural details, the exhibits and artwork including the Government of Ontario Art Collection.

*Note: This program is designed to run when the House is not in session.  If you would like to observe the legislature in session, the program may be modified; however the interactive discussion in the Chamber will not be available in this case.

Additional access:

Schedule permitting, some Art and Architecture programs will include the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite and the Gathering Place Exhibit. Access to these spaces is not guaranteed.