Art and Architecture Program

Art and Architecture Program

This is a specialized program for 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 40
Group type
Grades 4 - 12, post-secondary


10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. EDT

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.  

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.