Tea and Sympathy


Friday we visited the Ontario Legislative Building for a tour followed by a high tea.

Legislative Building

The tour started in the front hall of the building. From there we went to the second floor into the Legislative Chamber. We then continued down the hall of the East Wing of the building to the Premier’s office. On the walls of the East Wing are the paintings of past Premiers of the Province. Directly in front of the Premier’s office is the portrait of Bob Rae. We then returned to the first floor, into the hall of the East Wing on which are the portraits of past Lieutenant Governors General. Following a brief history of the West wing of the building, that had been destroyed by fire in 1909, we returned to the second floor and the tea room.

There we were offered a choice of Earl Grey or Orange Pekoe tea. In the centre of the table was a four-tier serving plate holding various cut sandwiches, pastries, and tarts.


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