Osgoode Hall

Standing at the north-east corner of Queen Street West and University Ave, Osgoode Hall, and its famous "cow fence" was first started in 1829 (when the intersection was called Lot Street and College Avenue). Its initial design was by John Ewart and W. W. Baldwin in the late Palladian style. The Great Library was designed by Cumberland and Storm (1857-1860) and "features an ornate plaster ceiling, cork floors, and etched glass windows." The building is owned by the Law Society and the Government of Ontario.

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1852 Historic photo from 1852 - Osgoode Hall before the dome, between the west wing and library, was removed in City HallOsgoode Hall before the dome, between the west wing and library, was removed
165 years ago - City Hall - 1852
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1856 Historic photo from 1856 - Looking north up York Street to Osgoode Hall - Toronto from the top of the Rossin House Hotel in Financial DistrictLooking north up York Street to Osgoode Hall - Toronto from the top of the Rossin House Hotel
161 years ago - Financial District - 1856
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1856 Historic photo from 1856 - Osgoode Hall elevation by Hopkins, Lawford and Nelson, with dome in City HallOsgoode Hall elevation by Hopkins, Lawford and Nelson, with dome
161 years ago - City Hall - 1856
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1856 Historic photo from 1856 - Osgoode Hall : Queen Street West, north-side, before the central section was reconstructed by Cumberland and Storm in City HallOsgoode Hall : Queen Street West, north-side, before the central section was reconstructed by Cumberland and Storm
161 years ago - City Hall - 1856
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1858 Historic photo from 1858 - Sketch of Osgoode Hall library and dome; interior perspective in City HallSketch of Osgoode Hall library and dome; interior perspective
159 years ago - City Hall - 1858
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1859 Historic photo from 1859 - Osgoode Hall Library interior - stereo - Photographed by Armstrong, Beere & Rime, Toronto in City HallOsgoode Hall Library interior - stereo - Photographed by Armstrong, Beere & Rime, Toronto
158 years ago - City Hall - 1859
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1859 Historic photo from 1859 - Main entrance of Osgoode Hall, Queen St. W. and University Ave. (Photo by Armstrong, Beere & Hime) in City HallMain entrance of Osgoode Hall, Queen St. W. and University Ave. (Photo by Armstrong, Beere & Hime)
158 years ago - City Hall - 1859
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1867 Historic photo from 1867 - Osgoode Hall - by Octavius Thompson in City HallOsgoode Hall - by Octavius Thompson
150 years ago - City Hall - 1867
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1870 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 23, 1870 - Osgoode Hall gates and pedestrians - half-tone photograph in City HallOsgoode Hall gates and pedestrians - half-tone photograph
147 years ago - City Hall - Wednesday, April 23, 1870
Max temp: 15.6°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location
1884 Historic photo from 1884 - Osgoode Hall Library with ornate ceiling and fireplace in City HallOsgoode Hall Library with ornate ceiling and fireplace
133 years ago - City Hall - 1884
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Ornate fence outside of Osgoode Hall - photo with watercolour added in City HallOrnate fence outside of Osgoode Hall - photo with watercolour added
117 years ago - City Hall - 1900
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Carved Osgoode Hall Law School Library fireplace with clock in City HallCarved Osgoode Hall Law School Library fireplace with clock
107 years ago - City Hall - 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Looking down on the Osgoode Hall library from the second level in City HallLooking down on the Osgoode Hall library from the second level
107 years ago - City Hall - 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from 1930 - Sketch of a Cow gate outside Osgoode Hall on Queen Street West at University Ave in City HallSketch of a Cow gate outside Osgoode Hall on Queen Street West at University Ave
87 years ago - City Hall - 1930
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1937 Historic photo from 1937 - Osgoode Hall before the addition of the east wing by Saunders & Ryrie in City HallOsgoode Hall before the addition of the east wing by Saunders & Ryrie
80 years ago - City Hall - 1937
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1938 Historic photo from 1938 - Osgoode Hall interior with Coat of Arms by Dyce C. Saunders, ca 1938 in City HallOsgoode Hall interior with Coat of Arms by Dyce C. Saunders, ca 1938
79 years ago - City Hall - 1938
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1948 Historic photo from 1948 - People at an iron gate at Osgoode Hall in City HallPeople at an iron gate at Osgoode Hall
69 years ago - City Hall - 1948
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1975 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 30, 1975 - View of window and roof details on Osgoode Hall in City HallView of window and roof details on Osgoode Hall
42 years ago - City Hall - Wednesday, April 30, 1975
Max temp: 15.6°C - Min temp: 7.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)