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University and Wellesley Avenues
M6L 1N3 Toronto, Canada
tel: +1 416 203 2500 (Tourist Information)
fax: +1 416 392 7489
Queen's Park is an urban green space, an oval-shaped park in the centre of the city. Opened in 1860 by Edward, then Prince of Wales (and eventually King Edward VII), and named for his mother, Queen Victoria. The park features a variety of statues, including one of King Edward VII on horseback that is regularly abused by incoming freshman classes at the Univeristy of Toronto, which essentially surrounds the park. The southern half of the park is occupied by the Ontario Legislative Building, which is the seat of the provincial government.
A visit to the park can be combined with a wander through the University of Toronto
campus, which contains many lovely buildings, or a trip to the nearby upscale Yorkville neighbourhood
. The Royal Ontario Museum
is also just to the north of the park.