Park is an historic green space in
central Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
This scenic park is also home to the
Ontario Legislative Assembly and seat
of the Government of Ontario.Queen's
Park was named in 1860 in honour of
Queen Victoria, by Edward, Prince
of Wales (Edward VII). The Legislature
was opened in 1892.The north end of
the park is a British-style park dominated
by large trees which provide extensive
cover in summer. The north-south axis
of this section is a path leading
from an equestrian statue of Edward
VII just north of Wellesley Street
to the 48th Highlanders War Memorial
at the extreme north end of the park.
The statue of Edward VII is placed
on a large mound with benches around
it; the clearing necessary for the
statue creates a picturesque focal
point on sunny summer days, as it
becomes by far the brightest spot
in the park.