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Doors Open

by - Friday, May 23, 2008

Its going to be a beautiful weekend in Toronto - perfect sunny warm weather and the Doors Open Toronto event is happening! If you haven't heard of Doors Open, its your opportunity to walk through 150 of the city's most architecturally, socially and culturally significant buildings - some of which are normally closed to the public. Its something I look forward to every year and really is a great way to explore the city. To get you in the mood, join us at the opening night celebration tonight at the Royal Ontario Museum (itself a gem of a building!) where HandyMan and I host Vol.2. See who's on the roster here.

To see a full list of the buildings participating, click here. Here's a few pics some of buildings participating this year. From L to R: Swaminarayan Mandir, City Hall, Design Exchange, Distillery District, Flatiron building, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Commerce Court North, Toronto Botanical Garden.

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  1. did you make it out to the Mandir? It was breathtaking! I spent a lot of time looking up and was awed by the fact that each of niches of the coffered ceilings of the inner temple had different designs. Just amazing!

  2. We're sorry that we didn't make it to Doors Open Toronto this year--especially on such a perfect weekend. We would have loved to visit that beautiful other-worldly Hindu temple and many other buildings we recognize, but know so little about. This year the house has us bound, but there's always next year, and possibly a Pecha Kucha vol.3? We hope you had a great weekend.

  3. Unfortunately, HandyMan and I were too exhausted to make it out to see some of the Doors Open buildings :( I so would have loved to see the Mandir. I think I read somewhere it was all built by hand. Amazing!


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