1892 – Ontario Legislature, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: Richard A. Waite



In the mid-1880s a fashion for American architecture brought the style of Boston architect Henry Hobson Richardson north. Known as Richardsonian Romanesque, the style featured massive blocks of rough-hewn stone, large arched entrances, and arched windows. Richard Waite, an architect based in Buffalo, New York, borrowed the style for the Ontario Legislative Building in Toronto, a massive stone building with corner towers and a triple-arched entrance with three large arched windows on the story above.