The Ontario Legislative Building is impressive. Free guided tours last about an hour. The Richardson Romanesque design by architect Richard A. Waite was finished in 1893. Many people call the Parliament Building the Pink Palace because of its rose-colored sandstone exterior. Inside are the offices of Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor and Legislative Assembly. They represent and govern the 13.5 million people residing in Ontario. This central province is the largest of Canada’s thirteen provinces and contains over a third of the country’s population.