Thursday, May 22, 2014

Event: Toronto Opens Its Doors this Weekend!

If you haven't heard, this weekend is Doors Open Toronto; an annual event where different buildings, sites, and institutions, open their doors to the public to learn about them, their buildings, and some interesting facts about Toronto and its history. 

Doors Open Toronto Event 2014 Culture Lifestyle Melanie.Ps Blogger The Purple Scarf Buildings History

Every year I participate in this great event and learn more about this amazing city I live in. I've learned that Toronto's flat iron building was built before New York's, I visited the Don Jail and stood where prisoners waited to be executed, and just steps from the cells they lived in. I walked underground where many famous movies were filmed and sat among the clouds over looking Toronto. I love this event! I haven't quite made up my mind where I will visit this year (maybe the Harbourfront or Fort York?), but I am sure it will be great.

Doors Open Toronto Event 2014 Culture Lifestyle Melanie.Ps Blogger The Purple Scarf Buildings History
Doors Open Toronto 2013: Operating Train at Closed TTC Bay St.Subway Platform

Doors Open Toronto Event 2014 Culture Lifestyle Melanie.Ps Blogger The Purple Scarf Buildings History
Doors Open Toronto 2012: Steam Whistle Roundhouse
From May to October, Doors Open takes place in different communities across Ontario. Doors Open Toronto is this weekend, May 24-25, 2014. This year's theme is Secrets and Spirits... Exploring Mysteries Behind The Door. Almost 80 sites are taking part in this year's event, many offering walking tours and stories about spirit sightings and unexplained mysteries. Buildings and historic sites, from churches and museums to government buildings are open to the public to visit and I hope to see you there! Please visit Doors Open Ontario or Doors Open Toronto, for more information.

Doors Open Toronto Event 2014 Culture Lifestyle Melanie.Ps Blogger The Purple Scarf Buildings History
Doors Open Toronto 2008: Casey & Finnegan's Tree House, CBC Building
Doors Open Toronto Event 2014 Culture Lifestyle Melanie.Ps Blogger The Purple Scarf Buildings History
Doors Open Toronto 2009: Don Jail

Which sites are you most excited about visiting?

P.s!: A lot of these sites are not usually open to the public, especially for free. So please take the time and enjoy a behind the scene's look into some of Toronto's most amazing buildings!


P.s,
Melanie!

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