West of city hall, an impressive, elegant wrought-iron fence extends in front of an equally gracious public building, Osgoode Hall. Legend has it that the fence was built to keep cows from trampling the flowerbeds. Tours of the interior reveal the splendor of the grand staircase, the rotunda, the Great Library, and the fine portrait and sculpture collection. Construction began in 1829, and... more
The requisite metal detector is always a bit of a hassle, but the halls, courtrooms, and library are very well maintained with the old-school raised trim/carved embellishment patterns on the walls/pillars, awesome fresco-type paintings on the ceilings, etc. ... It's also the HQ of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Great experience if you want to sit in on any... more
I had the pleasure of bringing my father to this lovely restaurant for his birthday last month. The service at the restaurant was second to none and the food was beautifully presented and delicious. The staff went out of their way to wish my father well for his big day. I would recommend this restaurant to those that are looking... more
As the Osgoode Hall Restaurant is only open M-F for lunch, it is quite a treat for people who generally do not have the opportunity to experience this place. I recently had the privilege of having lunch here for the first time, and it did not disappoint. Service was excellent, and the three-course chef menu ($22.95) comprising of salmon with... more
Early 19th-century Georgian- and neoclassical-style building is home to the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Law Society of Upper Canada. Its well-landscape lawn offers quiet respite just off of busy Queen Street West. Restaurant serves lunch from September to June.