Queen's Park

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Based on E.J. Lennox's landscape scheme of 1876, this oval-shaped park in the heart of Toronto is the setting for Ontario's Parliament and nearby government buildings. To the west and east sprawls the University of Toronto, Canada's largest institute of higher education, perhaps best known for its medical school where, in 1921, Frederick Banting and Charles Best succeeded in isolating insulin. To the south, the curved, mirrored, multistoried headquarters of Ontario Hydro (1975, Kenneth R. Cooper) rises above the surroundings. The building has no furnace or heating plant; instead, energy given off by artificial lighting, equipment and people is stored in thermal reservoirs in the basement and recirculated.

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Ontario Parliament
Ontario Parliament
Dominating the south end of Queen's Park
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Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum
This enormous museum, commonly referred
Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art
Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art
Located in a modern granite building,
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Yorkville
Yorkville
Yorkville today represents all that is
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Bata Shoe Museum
Bata Shoe Museum
Housed in a five-storey building
Toronto Reference Library
Toronto Reference Library
An architectural gem designed by Raymond
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Toronto Islands
Toronto Islands
A popular retreat from the bustle of
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