Saturday, May 26, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, May 27, 2018 (All day)
Jackman Law Building, 78 Queen's Park Cres. W.

Jackman Law Building

The Faculty of Law is excited to participate in the 2018 Doors Open Toronto event, presented by Great Gulf, May 26-27, featuring the Jackman Law Building. Come out to view the award-winning (2017 Ontario Builder Award, a Steel Design Award of Excellence and 2013 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence) Hariri Pontarini design, executed by B+H Architects, a state-of-the-art, cantilevered architectural jewel of the U of T campus, overlooking charming Philosopher’s Walk.

There will be something of interest for the whole family. The Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Atrium in the Jackman Law Building will be hosting a “Kidz Zone” where you can relax while the kids participate in a Scavenger Hunt; colouring pages for the little artist in your family and a dress up area perfect for photo ops.


Saturday, May 26: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Last Admittance: 4:00 pm
Sunday, May 27: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Last Admittance: 3:00 pm

For full information, see the Doors Open Toronto website.

Building Description

The new Jackman Law Building was completed in 2016 with an award-winning design by Hariri Pontarini Architects in association with B+H Architects and recognized with three building awards: the 2017 Ontario Builder Award, a Steel Design Award of Excellence and 2013 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence. It houses classrooms, administrative and faculty offices, meeting and conference rooms, and the Bora Laskin Law Library. The building includes the conjoined Flavelle House, built in 1902 by Darling & Pearson Architects. It was once the private residence of Sir Joseph and Lady Flavelle and in 1973 was designated an historic site by the Toronto Historical Board. The building retains much of its unique architectural interest and parts of it have been restored to its former elegance.

Visitor Experience

Visit the soaring Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Atrium which is the central meeting point of the law school. Eramosa limestone, (uniquely found in and around Owen Sound, Ontario), was used on the facades of the Atrium and Torys Hall fireplaces, and exterior solar shade fins. Explore the Fireplace Lounge in the Edward L. Donegan Conference Centre, Flavelle House. As you stand in the middle of Fireplace Lounge, look up and you'll see one of the more elegant and historically significant ceilings in Toronto. The fine Georgian Hall with its art nouveau ceiling was painted by German-born artist, Gustav Hahn (1866-1962). Hahn painted four floating angels reminiscent of stained glass in the arts and crafts tradition of the late 19th century. The room hosts one of only two surviving Hahn-painted ceilings in Toronto.


Tours throughout the day but non-scheduled.

Photography / Filming

Interior photography permitted, without tripod
Interior filming is not permitted

Location Instructions

The Faculty of Law is located at 78 Queen's Park Crescent West (Flavelle House and Jackman Law Building and Flavelle House). Flavelle House is the historic building located at the south side of the parking lot. For accessibility purposes the main entrance to Law has powered doors approachable by a level path. The entrance faces north-east and is clearly visible from the Faculty of Law parking area. Other accessible entrances include the Jackman Law Building south entrance accessible via Hoskin Avenue and the east entrance on Queen's Park. The Faculty of Law is easily accessible by public transit. The easiest way to get here is to enter the University subway line and exit at the Museum station on the west side. The Faculty of Law is south of Museum station.

Doors Open 2018