Monday, May 29, 2006

Osgoode Hall, Toronto, Ontario

I took this photograph when I was in Toronto in February. Osgoode Hall is home to both the Ontario Court of Appeal, and the Law Society of Upper Canada. Architecturally, Osgoode Hall may be the most interesting Courthouse in Canada, with the best courthouse website. According to the website,

Osgoode Hall is a heritage building located in downtown Toronto. This historic site is the focus for legal activity in Ontario and has garnered attention for over 170 years. Osgoode Hall occupies six acres and was acquired by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1829. The name Osgoode Hall honours William Osgoode the first Chief Justice of the province. Osgoode Hall withstood more than ten major restorations. The front facade maintained its originality and is basically unaltered to reflect the 1860 design.

Read more here.

I found the website courtesy of this post by Simon Chester in Slaw.

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