QUEEN’S PARK, HOME TO ONTARIO’S LEGISLATURE, WAS NAMED IN HONOUR OF QUEEN VICTORIA

QUEENSPK5Opened in 1860 by Edward, Prince of Wales, QUEEN’S PARK is divided into two sections – the southern part belongs to the Government of Ontario and is the site of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario <PICTURED ABOVE>. The northern half is owned by the University of TORONTO, and was leased to the city in 1854 for 999 years.

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QUEEN’S PARK is dominated by large trees: little leaf lindens, Norway maples, silver maples, white oak, red oak, ash species, honey locust, Austrian pine, white pine and white birch. Pathways radiate outwards from an equestrian statue of Edward VII.

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