the Manitoba Legislative Building


The Manitoba Legislative Building is the meeting place of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, in central Winnipeg.

The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba and the Queen of Canada in Right of Manitoba, represented by the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba form the legislature of the Canadian province of Manitoba.

Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba in Canada.

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It was originally named the Manitoba Parliament Building, not Legislative.

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The neoclassical building was completed in 1920 and stands seventy-seven metres tall.


It was designed and built by Frank Worthington Simon and Henry Boddington III, along with other masons and many skilled craftsmen.

Frank Lewis Worthington Simon was a British architect working in the Arts and Crafts style.


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, or domed ceiling.

Bronze is an alloy consisting primarily of copper, commonly with about 12% tin and often with the addition of other metals and sometimes non-metals or metalloids such as arsenic, phosphorus or silicon.

Hermes is an Olympian god in Greek religion and mythology, the son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia, and the second youngest of the Olympian gods.

In architecture, a cupola is a relatively small, most often dome-like, tall structure on top of a building.


The Manitoba Legislative Building is open every day of the year for self-guided tours, and guided tours are available.

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