Toronto is a City full things to see and do…and like most cities, one would have to pay in order to do them! This weekend, (May 29th and 30th 2010) 150 buildings of architectural, historic, cultural and/or social significance open their doors to the public.
A few of my ‘must-see’s’ are:
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Historic Walls – The southern section of the present CAMH historical wall was built by unpaid patient labourers at the then Provincial Lunatic Asylum.
City Hall- Podium Green Roof – From concrete to living garden, the Toronto City Hall podium roof, where visiting dignitaries were once welcomed at the “front door” of the Council Chamber, will be reopened as the city’s largest, publicly accessible green roof garden.
Stephan Caras Design Inc. – The building is currently owned and operated as the world headquarters and couture fashion house of Stephan Caras Design. The interior is stylistically modern and designed by Stephan Caras himself.
This is an excellent opportunity to get into some of Torontos hidden gems…and admission is FREEEEEE!
Check out the Cities website for a full list of participants.