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Encyclopedia > Queen's Park, Toronto
Aerial view of Queen's Park in winter, facing north. The Ontario Legislature is situated in the middle of the park.
Aerial view of Queen's Park in winter, facing north. The Ontario Legislature is situated in the middle of the park.

Queen's Park is an urban park in the Downtown area of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Opened in 1860 by Edward, Prince of Wales, it was named in honour of Queen Victoria. The park is the site of the Ontario Legislature, which houses the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. The news media and the public frequently refer to the Government of Ontario as "Queen's Park." Image File history File links Download high resolution version (531x722, 131 KB) Summary Queens Park, Toronto; March 2005 Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (531x722, 131 KB) Summary Queens Park, Toronto; March 2005 Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... A child running in a urban park An urban park, also known as a municipal park, is a park that is built in cities and other incorporated places to offer recreation and green space to residents of and visitors to the municipality. ... Downtown Toronto is the heart of the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of the Commonwealth Realms, and the Emperor of India. ... Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and the first Empress of India from 1 May 1876, until her death on 22 January 1901. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... The Provincial Parliament of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... The Province of Ontario is governed by a unicameral legislature, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, which operates in the Westminster system of government. ...

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The section of the park north of Wellesley Street follows the traditional British design, dominated by large trees that provide extensive cover during summer. Footpaths radiate outwards from an equestrian statue of Edward VII, which stands on a large mound at the centre of the northern section. The statue originally stood in India, but was moved to Canada after 1949, when India became a Commonwealth republic. The main north-south path runs between the statue and the war memorial of the 48th Highlanders at the park's northern tip. Depending on the context, footpath may refer to Sidewalk, a paved walkway Trail, usually an unpaved path through wild areas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Apotheosis of Saint Louis by Charles H. Niehaus In sculpture, an equestrian (from the Latin equus meaning horse) is a statue consisting of a horse with mounted rider. ... Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of the Commonwealth Realms, and the Emperor of India. ... The Commonwealth republics, shown in pink A Commonwealth republic is any one of the 31 sovereign states of the Commonwealth of Nations that have a republican form of government. ... This memorial in England lists the names of soldiers who died in the First World War. ... The 48th Highlanders of Canada is a Canadian Forces Primary Reserve (i. ...


The southern section of the park is the site of the Ontario Legislature, the seat of the provincial government. The grounds contain several monuments commemorating notable historical figures and events: This article needs to be wikified. ...

The University of Toronto occupies most of the land surrounding the park. Ministry buildings of the Ontario government are located to the east of the park, in an area between Wellesley Street and Grosvenor Street. The Royal Ontario Museum, McLaughlin Planetarium, and Gardiner Museum buildings are not adjacent to the park, but are on the street of the same name (see below). George Brown George Brown (November 29, 1818 – May 9, 1880) was a Scottish-born Canadian journalist and politician. ... Canadian Confederation, or the Confederation of Canada, was the process that ultimately brought together a union among the provinces, colonies and territories of British North America to form a Dominion of the British Empire, which today is a federal nation state simply known as Canada. ... George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was the first British monarch belonging to the House of Windsor, which he created from the British branch of the German House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. ... Sir John Alexander Macdonald, GCB, KCMG, PC, QC, DCL, LL.D was born on January 11, 1815 in Glasgow, Scotland. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ... John Sandfield Macdonald John Sandfield Macdonald, QC (December 12, 1812 – June 1, 1872) was the first Premier of the Canadian province of Ontario after the province was created as a result of the confederation of Canada in 1867. ... Image:Mcguinty77. ... William Lyon Mackenzie (March 12, 1795 – August 28, 1861) was a Scottish-Canadian journalist, politician, and leader of an unsuccessful rebellion. ... The Republic of Canadas flag - the two stars represent Upper and Lower Canada. ... The Honourable Sir Oliver Mowat, QC (July 22, 1820 – 19 April 1903) was a Canadian politician, and premier of Ontario from 1872 to 1896. ... The North-West Rebellion (or North-West Resistance or the Saskatchewan Rebellion) was a brief and unsuccessful attempt by the Métis people of Saskatchewan to establish their own sovereign nation independent of the Dominion of Canada. ... Johnny the guy Simcoe John Graves Simcoe (February 25, 1752 – October 26, 1806) was the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada (modern-day southern Ontario plus the shoreline of Georgian Bay and Lake Superior) from 1791-1796. ... This is a list of Lieutenant Governors of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and the first Empress of India from 1 May 1876, until her death on 22 January 1901. ... Sir James Pliny Whitney (October 2, 1843 – September 25, 1914) was a politician in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Ontario Veterans War Memorial is a 30 metre (100-foot-long) granite wall located on the front south lawn of Queens Park (Toronto) in Toronto, Ontario. ... Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The... A Silver Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 25th anniversary. ... A Golden Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 50th anniversary of a monarchs reign. ... The University of Toronto (U of T) is a coeducational public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Royal Ontario Museum, commonly known as the ROM (rhyming with Tom), is a major museum for world culture and natural history in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... A promotional picture of the original configuration for the McLaughlin Planetarium, prior to extensive renovations that removed its northern annex, circa early 1970s The McLaughlin Planetarium is a former working planetarium whose building continues to occupy a space immediately to the south of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, at... The Gardiner Museum is a ceramic art museum in Toronto, Canada. ...

Transport

The oval park is bounded by Queen's Park Crescent East and West. These form part of a major through route consisting, in order, of these separately named streets:

Queen's Park Crescent East and West carry northbound and southbound traffic respectively and are linked to make a complete anticlockwise loop around the park. University Avenue, Queen's Park (with no suffix), and Avenue Road have two-way traffic and lie in essentially the same straight line. University Avenue is one of the main north-south roads in downtown Toronto. ... A typical College street sign in Little Italy, Toronto College Street is a main east-west route in downtown Toronto, Canada. ... Avenue Road is a major north-south street in Toronto, Ontario. ... Bloor Street is a major east-west commercial thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


The Yonge-University-Spadina subway line runs below University Avenue, Queen's Park (the park, to one side of the legislature), and Queen's Park (the street), serving the area via its Queen's Park and Museum stations. Other public transit access is provided by the 5 Avenue Road and 94 Wellesley bus routes, and the 506 Carlton streetcar route. The Yonge-University-Spadina Line is the oldest subway line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and undoubtedly, the most crowded subway line in Toronto, since it serves Downtown Toronto. ... Queens Park is a station on the Yonge-University-Spadina line of the subway system in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Museum is a station on the Yonge-University-Spadina line of the subway system in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... Bus service in Toronto, Canada, started in 1921, but it was not until the creation of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) in 1954 that buses become a part of public transit in the city. ... The 506 Carlton is a streetcar line run by the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto, Ontario. ... A CLRV streetcar, used on most of the TTCs streetcar routes, is seen here in downtown Toronto, shown here on the 506 route. ...


See also

The Queens representative in Ontario, His Honour The Honourable James K. Bartleman. ...

See also

Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario Parliament Hill (French Colline du Parlement), The Hill to locals, is a scenic location on the southern banks of the Ottawa River in downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... Parliament Hill is an open area of land in north-west London adjacent to Hampstead Heath administered by the Corporation of London. ... Battery Path, Government Hill, Central The Government Hill is a hill in Central, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, bounded by upper section of Upper Albert Road on the south, Queens Road Central north, Garden Road east, and Glenealy west of Hong Kong Island. ...

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