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Ontario Legislative Building
The ONTARIO LEGISLATIVE BUILDING (French : L'édifice de l'Assemblée législative de l'Ontario) is a structure in central Toronto
Toronto
, Ontario that houses the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Ontario
, as well as the viceregal suite of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Ontario
and offices for members of the provincial parliament (MPPs). The building is surrounded by Queen\'s Park , sitting on that part south of Wellesley Street, which is the former site of King's College (later the University of Toronto
Toronto
), and which is leased from the university by the provincial Crown for a "peppercorn " payment of CAD$ 1 per annum on a 999-year term. The building and the provincial government are both often referred to by the metonym "Queen's Park"
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Reflection Symmetry
REFLECTION SYMMETRY, LINE SYMMETRY, MIRROR SYMMETRY, MIRROR-IMAGE SYMMETRY, is symmetry with respect to reflection . That is, a figure which does not change upon undergoing a reflection has reflectional symmetry. In 2D there is a line/axis of symmetry, in 3D a plane of symmetry. An object or figure which is indistinguishable from its transformed image is called mirror symmetric . CONTENTS * 1 Symmetric function * 2 Symmetric geometrical shapes * 3 Mathematical equivalents * 4 Advanced types of reflection symmetry * 5 In nature * 6 In architecture * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 Bibliography * 9.1 General * 9.2 Advanced * 10 External links SYMMETRIC FUNCTION A normal distribution bell curve is an example symmetric function In formal terms, a mathematical object is symmetric with respect to a given operation such as reflection, rotation or translation , if, when applied to the object, this operation preserves some property of the object
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Portico
A PORTICO (from Italian ) is a porch leading to the entrance of a building, or extended as a colonnade , with a roof structure over a walkway, supported by columns or enclosed by walls. This idea was widely used in Ancient Greece and has influenced many cultures, including most Western cultures. Some noteworthy examples of porticos are the East Portico of the United States Capitol , the portico adorning the Pantheon in Rome and the portico of University College London . Porticos are sometimes topped with pediments . Bologna , Italy , is famous for its porticos. In total, there are over 45 km (28 mi) of arcades , some 38 in the city center. The longest portico in the world, about 3.5 km (2 mi), extends from the edge of the city to Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca . In Bologna , Italy , porticos stretch for 18 km (11 mi)
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Rose Window
A ROSE WINDOW or CATHERINE WINDOW is often used as a generic term applied to a circular window , but is especially used for those found in churches of the Gothic architectural style and being divided into segments by stone mullions and tracery . The name “rose window” was not used before the 17th century and according to the Oxford English Dictionary, among other authorities, comes from the English flower name rose . The term “wheel window” is often applied to a window divided by simple spokes radiating from a central boss or opening, while the term “rose window” is reserved for those windows, sometimes of a highly complex design, which can be seen to bear similarity to a multi-petalled rose. Rose
Rose
windows are also called Natalie windows after Saint Natalie of Lu who was sentenced to be executed on a spiked wheel. A circular window without tracery such as are found in many Italian churches, is referred to as an ocular window or oculus
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Pyramid
A PYRAMID (from Greek : πυραμίς _pyramis_) is a structure whose outer surfaces are triangular and converge to a single point at the top, making the shape roughly a pyramid in the geometric sense . The base of a pyramid can be trilateral, quadrilateral, or any polygon shape. As such, a pyramid has at least three outer triangular surfaces (at least four faces including the base). The square pyramid , with square base and four triangular outer surfaces, is a common version. A pyramid's design, with the majority of the weight closer to the ground, and with the pyramidion on top means that less material higher up on the pyramid will be pushing down from above. This distribution of weight allowed early civilizations to create stable monumental structures. It has been demonstrated that the common shape of the pyramids of antiquity, from Egypt
Egypt
to Central America, represents the dry-stone construction that requires minimum human work
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Façade
A FACADE (also FAçADE; /fəˈsɑːd/ ) is generally one exterior side of a building , usually, but not always, the front. It is a foreign loan word from the French FAçADE, which means "frontage " or "face ". In architecture , the facade of a building is often the most important aspect from a design standpoint, as it sets the tone for the rest of the building. From the engineering perspective of a building, the facade is also of great importance due to its impact on energy efficiency . For historical facades, many local zoning regulations or other laws greatly restrict or even forbid their alteration
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Frieze
In architecture the FRIEZE /ˈfriːz/ is the wide central section part of an entablature and may be plain in the Ionic or Doric order , or decorated with bas-reliefs . Even when neither columns nor pilasters are expressed, on an astylar wall it lies upon the architrave ('main beam') and is capped by the moldings of the cornice . A frieze can be found on many Greek and Roman buildings, the Parthenon Frieze
Parthenon Frieze
being the most famous, and perhaps the most elaborate. This style is typical for the Persians. In interiors, the frieze of a room is the section of wall above the picture rail and under the crown moldings or cornice . By extension, a frieze is a long stretch of painted , sculpted or even calligraphic decoration in such a position, normally above eye-level. Frieze decorations may depict scenes in a sequence of discrete panels. The material of which the frieze is made of may be plasterwork , carved wood or other decorative medium
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Credit River
400 m (1,312 ft) Credit River The Credit River
River
in Port Credit NAME ORIGIN: From Rivière au Crédit, used by French fur traders COUNTRY Canada
Canada
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Orangeville, Ontario
ORANGEVILLE (UA population 30,729) is a town in south-central Ontario , Canada
Canada
, and the seat of Dufferin County
Dufferin County
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Economy and finance * 3 Transportation and infrastructure * 4 Demographics * 5 Education * 6 Culture * 7 Sports * 8 Media * 9 Government and politics * 10 Climate * 11 Notable people * 12 Accolade * 13 Notes * 14 References * 15 External links HISTORY Territory of the Petún (Tionontati) people. The archeological record in Dufferin County
Dufferin County
dates indigenous occupation of the area to the "early Paleo-Indian" time period from 9000 to 8400 BCE. What eventually became Orangeville and Dufferin County, was historically the traditional territory of the Tionontati or Petún (Tobaco) People
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Gargoyle
In architecture , a GARGOYLE (/ˈɡɑːrɡɔɪl/ ) is a carved or formed grotesque with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building, thereby preventing rainwater from running down masonry walls and eroding the mortar between. Architects often used multiple gargoyles on buildings to divide the flow of rainwater off the roof to minimize the potential damage from a rainstorm. A trough is cut in the back of the gargoyle and rainwater typically exits through the open mouth. Gargoyles are usually an elongated fantastic animal because the length of the gargoyle determines how far water is thrown from the wall. When Gothic flying buttresses were used, aqueducts were sometimes cut into the buttress to divert water over the aisle walls
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Grotesque
Since at least the 18th century (in French and German as well as English), GROTESQUE (or GROTTOESQUE) has come to be used as a general adjective for the strange, mysterious, magnificent, fantastic, hideous, ugly, incongruous, unpleasant, or disgusting, and thus is often used to describe weird shapes and distorted forms such as Halloween
Halloween
masks. In art, performance, and literature, however, grotesque may also refer to something that simultaneously invokes in an audience a feeling of uncomfortable bizarreness as well as sympathetic pity
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Wall Dormer
A WALL DORMER is a dormer whose facial plane is integral with the facial plane of the wall that it is built into, breaking the line of the eaves of a building. Wall dormers are less commonly seen than typical “roof dormers”. They locate the window flush with the wall plane above or through the cornice line. They are essentially a continuation of the wall above the roof eaves . They are thus more of a vertically projecting wall element than an elaboration of the roof. Unlike roof dormers, wall dormers tend to feature highly ornamental window surrounds. Also in contrast to roof dormers, they generally offer little or no increase in floor space or head room. Occasionally, small early buildings are found to have wall dormers. More commonly, later structures (during the period of revival styles in 19th-century architecture) feature wall dormers as an important part of eclectic assemblies of elements that make up such styles as the Queen Anne style
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Gable
A GABLE is the generally triangular portion of a wall between the edges of intersecting roof pitches . The shape of the gable and how it is detailed depends on the structural system used, which reflects climate, material availability, and aesthetic concerns. A GABLE WALL or GABLE END more commonly refers to the entire wall, including the gable and the wall below it. A variation of the gable is a crow-stepped gable , which has a stairstep design to accomplish the sloping portion. Gable
Gable
ends of more recent buildings are often treated in the same way as the Classic pediment form. But unlike Classical structures, which operate through trabeation , the gable ends of many buildings are actually bearing-wall structures. Thus, the detailing can be ambiguous or misleading. Gable
Gable
style is also used in the design of fabric structures , with varying degree sloped roofs, dependent on how much snowfall is expected
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Rush (band)
RUSH is a Canadian rock
Canadian rock
band composed of Geddy Lee
Geddy Lee
(bass, lead vocals, keyboards), Alex Lifeson
Alex Lifeson
(guitars, backing vocals) and Neil Peart (drums, percussion, lyrics). Forming in 1968, the band went through several configurations until arriving at its current line-up when Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey
John Rutsey
in July 1974, two weeks before the group's first United States tour. Rush
Rush
is known for its musicianship, complex compositions, and eclectic lyrical motifs drawing heavily on science fiction, fantasy , and philosophy. The band's musical style has changed several times over the years, from a blues-inspired hard rock beginning, later moving into progressive rock , and including a period marked by heavy use of synthesizers
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Government Of Canada
Provincial and territorial executive councils Premiers Legislative ( Queen-in-Parliament ) Federal parliament Senate Speaker of the Senate Government Leader in the Senate Opposition Leader in the Senate Senate divisions House of Commons Speaker of the house Government Leader in the house Opposition Leader in the house Her Majesty\'s Loyal Opposition Leader of the Opposition Shadow cabinet Provincial and territorial parliaments Judicial (Queen-on-the-Bench ) Court system Supreme court Federal chief justice (
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Monarchist League Of Canada
Robert Finch, Dominion Chairman, John Aimers , Founder WEBSITE www.monarchist.caThe MONARCHIST LEAGUE OF CANADA is a nonprofit monarchist organization that describes itself as a "national patriotic society supporting Canada
Canada
's constitutional monarchy ." The League focuses on three areas: education, advocacy, and research. Local branches, many under the patronage of lieutenant governors , complement these areas of focus by acting as a grassroots rallying point for members. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Current activities * 2.1 Education * 2.2 Advocacy * 2.3 Research * 2.4 Other activities * 3 Canadian Monarchist News * 4 Organization * 4.1 National * 4.2 Branches * 4.3 Young Monarchists * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORY The Coat of Arms
Coat of Arms
of the Monarchist League of Canada, granted with permission of Her Majesty the Queen in 2000
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