Monday to Friday in July and August, starting at 1:15 p.m. each day. No tours on Simcoe Day, the first Monday in August.
Duration: 1 hour
Limit of 20 participants
Tours of Osgoode Hall, conducted by Law Society staff on their lunch hours, give you a fascinating glimpse inside one of Toronto's historic buildings.
Tours usually include visits to:
- The Atrium, with its geometric tile floor and stained glass skylights, monumental portraiture of Chief Justices of past centuries, its touching war memorial, and its architecture reminiscent of an Italian palazzo
- A solemn 19th century courtroom
- The Great Library, with a classical reading room, a 40-foot high ceiling, spectacular ornamental plaster, a war memorial, and a magnificent spiral staircase in the American Room
- The East Wing, in use since 1832 - one of the oldest buildings in Canada that is still in the hands of its original owner and used for its original purpose
- Convocation Hall, also known as Osgoode Hall Restaurant, with looks and style that seem to come straight from the Harry Potter movies
Please note that as Osgoode Hall is a busy office and courtroom, tour locations may be subject to change without notice.