Manitoba Legislative Building: A historical building with modern legislation in Manitoba

Manitoba Legislative Building

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This building, while important to the political process, offers more intrigue than any other structure in the city. Start by touring the outside of the building to see what ancient symbols and figures you may be able to spot – including a big, golden one right at the top, which is arguably Winnipeg’s best known emblems.

Inside you’ll find more hieroglyphic inscriptions, numerological codes, and symbols hidden throughout the architecture. For an ethereal experience, stand in the Pool of the Black Star, the Legislative’s perfect acoustic focal point, and make a statement. You’ll be surprised at what you hear.

The Manitoba Legislative Building was designed and built by Frank Worthington Simon (1862–1933) and Henry Boddington III, along with other masons and many skilled craftsmen.

The building is famous for the Golden Boy, a gold covered bronze statue based on the style of the Roman god Mercury, or the Greek god Hermes, at the top of the cupola.

COVID-19 Notice:  The Manitoba Legislative Building is closed to visitors until further notice as of March 13th, 2020.

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