At the northern end of University Avenue, with University of Toronto buildings to the east and west, lies Queen's Park. Embedded in its center is the rose-tinted sandstone-and-granite Ontario Legislature, which has stood here since 1893. Its stately domes, arches, and porte cocheres are the work of English architect Richard Waite, who was influenced by the Richardson Romanesque style. Be sure to call ahead before you visit to make sure that the building will be open to the public that day. Try to take the Friday afternoon "Art & Architecture" tour that runs between 2 and 3:30pm (it's free, but advance reservations are required to participate). If you're interested in observing the Ontario Legislature in session, consult its schedule on the website.
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