The city has released the preliminary list of buildings taking part in Doors Open Toronto this year. Here are the locations I’m going to try to visit this year:
- The Distillery District has a number of normally off-limits sites open, including the Malt Kilns and the Scale Tank Loft.
- The Lambton House is on one of my regular cycling routes, but I’ve never been inside.
- The Queen’s Wharf Lighthouse on Fleet Street first joined Doors Open last year, but I was unable to make the trek that weekend. I won’t miss it this year.
- Canada Post’s South Central processing plant must be one of the more fascinating operating industrial sites to take part in Doors Open.
- Although Todmorden Mills is just down the street from my house and I’ve been there more times than I can count, they sometimes open up the old Don train station for Doors Open.
- The Toronto Police Marine Unit has a wonderful old wooden patrol boat in the boathouse that I’d love to admire from aclose.
- The TTC has two intriguing sites open: Lower Bay and the Harvey Shops on Bathurst.
Two more posts will follow in a few days: one recommending sites I’ve visited on previous Doors Open weekends, and another lamenting buildings that are not taking part this year.