The Gardens of Osgoode Hall


Flowering Crabs (Malus) are beautiful ornamental trees for
landscaping. Each spring they burst into a spectacular display
as the flowers envelop the entire tree. They have striking foliage
from bronze to dark purple. Osgoode Hall is rich with blooms
each spring as the Flowering Crabs and Tulips provide colour in
every corner.

Osgoode Hall Gardens

The plaque is nestled among the Flowering Crabs and curved
beds at Osgoode Hall. The plaque reads as follows:

Osgoode Hall
In 1829-32 the Law Society of Upper Canada erected the east
wing of this imposing building. Named after William Osgoode, the
province's first chief justice, the Regency structure housed law
courts and judicial offices and provided accommodation for
lawyers and students. It was severely damaged during the six
years in which provincial troops were stationed here following
the Rebellion of 1837. Plans for its reconstruction were drawn
up by Henry Bowyer Lane, an accomplished Toronto architect,
and in 1844-46 the west and central portions were erected and
the east wing remodelled. In 1857-60 the celebrated architectural
firm of Cumberland and Storm rebuilt the centre section. Later
extended and renovated Osgoode Hall remains one of the finest
examples of Victorian classical architecture in Canada.
Erected by the Ontario Heritage Foundation,
Ministry of Citizenship and Culture.

Osgoode Hall Gardens

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