Summer tours at Osgoode Hall

Posted: 07/27/2015

Osgoode Hall tours 2014If you’ve ever wondered about the 19th-century building behind the tall, iron gate at the corner of Queen & University, now is your chance to see inside.

Join us this summer for a free, guided tour of Osgoode Hall, home of The Law Society of Upper Canada and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Tours run Monday* to Friday starting at 1:15 p.m., through to August 28, 2015. They began on July 2.

Tours are conducted by Law Society staff on their lunch hours. There is a limit of 20 persons per group. Enter the building through the front doors facing Queen St.

Doors Open 2012Exhibit: Fact or Fiction? Deciphering the Fence at Osgoode Hall
While inside Osgoode Hall, see the free exhibit about the famous fence that surrounds the building. More than three years in the making, the exhibit takes on the myths and realities of a fence that has become the stuff of Toronto urban legend. Visit weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Enter through the Law Society’s doors on the east-side of Osgoode Hall facing Nathan Phillips Square.

Self-guided audio tours
Can’t attend a summer tour but still want to visit? Now you can take a self-guided tour of Osgoode Hall year-round during regular business hours. Download our free, MP3 audio tours to your player or phone, bring your device and listen to our curator as you wander through the Great Library, Convocation Hall and the courthouse common areas. Each audio track corresponds to a different area of the building, so you can choose to do the whole tour at once or focus on a single area. Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. The introduction and the fence audio tours can be done at any time.

For more information on all the ways to explore Osgoode Hall, go to:

*No tours on Simcoe Day, the first Monday in August.