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Toronto's inaugural postal outlet, located one and a half blocks east of Jarvis, first opened in 1833. The red brick building was once occupied by the town of York's first postmaster, who did business through the side door. Today, the three storied Georgian house is home to a living history museum as well as a postal and philatelic outlet. Part of a group of buildings designed by Henry Langley, the three houses incorporated the original Bank of Upper Canada, the De La Salle Institute and the Post Office. It is now officially operated by the Town of York Historical Society. Admission is free.
The Ontario Legislative Building is home to the provincial legislative assembly. Completed in 1892, the majestic Richardsonian Romanesque Legislative buildings in Queen's Park have served as a meeting place for the Ontario government for over two centuries. Visitors to the complex can take a free guided tour through the exhibits that explore the history of parliament, stroll through the buildings and grounds and when the legislature is in session, can even watch the proceedings from the public galleries with a guest pass from the information desk.
Designed in a Renaissance Revival style, the Guelph City Hall (presently the Provincial Offences Courthouse) was the office of the municipality up until 2009, after which it is used as a Courthouse. The building has a monumental appearance with stone carvings, a symmetrical design and large windows and doors that emphasize its size.