Doors Open, close by Junction(s) locales. on Sat, May 27 & Sun,28.

150 buildings across Toronto open their doors on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28.

 

High Park – Children’s Teaching Kitchen
105 Colborne Lodge Dr.
416-392-1329

Days Open
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Architecture
Built 2010-2017
Style: Contemporary (1995-Present)
Building Type: Government / City-owned Building

Waterwheel Farms
442 Dufferin St., Unit B

Days Open
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Architecture
Built 1880-1889
Style: Commercial/Industrial
Building Type: Arts & Cultural Centre

 

Building Description

With over 35 units that encompass fitness, film, woodworking, aquaponics and more, the site is a centre for art and innovation. Constructed in the 1880s, the saw-tooth roof makes it one of the last of its kind in Toronto.

 

Visitor Experience

Visitors will receive a walk-through of Waterwheel Farms’ aquaponics system. Aquaponics is a form of water-based food production where fish and plants live and grow together in a mutually beneficial environment. It’s a complex, thriving ecosystem with numerous biological processes that work together to grow healthy, sustainable produce. Visitors will learn how the system works, the benefits of farming indoors, and how the system differs from hydroponics and aeroponics. A learning opportunity for those interested in science and the future of food production.

 

Photography / Filming

Interior photography permitted, including tripod
Interior filming permitted, including tripod

MOCA at the Auto Building

UNFORTUNATELY TOURS HAVE REACHED MAXIMUM CAPACITY. For safety reasons, additional visitors cannot be accommodated, for this site.
158 Sterling Rd.
416-395-0067

Days Open
Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Architecture
Built 1910-1919
Style: Art Deco (1918-1940)
Building Type: Arts & Cultural Centre

High Park – Colborne Lodge
11 Colborne Lodge Dr.
416-392-6916

Days Open
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Architecture
Built 1800-1866
Style: Georgian/Neo Classic (1720-1837)
Building Type: Museum Heritage & Historic Site

High Park – Forest School
375 Colborne Lodge Dr.
416-392-1748

Days Open
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Architecture
Built 1930-1939
Style: Art Deco (1918-1940)
Building Type: Community Centre / Agency

Montgomery’s Inn
4709 Dundas St. W.
416-394-8113

Days Open
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Architecture
Built 1800-1866
Style: Georgian/Neo Classic (1720-1837)
Building Type: Museum Heritage & Historic Site

Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement
6 Noble St.
416-533-3706 ext.n/a

Days Open
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Architecture
Built 1920-1929
Style: Art Deco (1918-1940)
Building Type: Arts & Cultural Centre
Image: Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement

 

St. Paul’s Church, Runnymede
404 Willard Ave.
416-769-2340

Days Open
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Architecture
Built 1920-1929
Style: Gothic (1800-1900)
Building Type: Faith & Worship Centre

Days Open
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

StackLab
442 Dufferin St., Unit H
416-886-4529

Days Open
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Architecture
Built 1880-1889
Style: Commercial/Industrial
Building Type: Architecture & Design

Building Description

Since its construction in the 1880s, the painted white brick building with a saw tooth roof line has served multiple purposes For many years it has been a centre for downtown arts, craft, design and fabrication. Currently, its lofty units primarily house a wide range of creative artists, with specialties ranging from woodworking to music production. The tenants continue to create in the face of looming redevelopment; it may not be long before this downtown centre for the arts becomes another glass tower.

 

Visitor Experience

Visitors can expect to see an old warehouse style building, filled with quirky characters, strange architectural detailing, and extremely talented crafts workers.

Visitors will be free to roam the public areas of the building. Stacklab is an emerging design practice with a focus on luxury furniture and spaces. The Stacklab team will show visitors what they do through a series of prototypes, graphics and images. Visitors will also be able to chat with many of the building’s tenants and perhaps get a closer look at their spaces as well.

Toronto Police Service – 11 Division
2054 Davenport Rd.
416-808-1100

Days Open
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

LEED certified by Canada Green Building Council
Architecture
Built 2010-2017
Style: Contemporary (1995-Present)
Building Type: Government / City-owned Building

Parkdale Community Legal Servives
1266 Queen St. W.
416-531-2411

Days Open
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Architecture
Built 1970-1979
Style: Commercial/Industrial
Building Type: Community Centre / Agency

Lambton House
4066 Old Dundas St.
416-767-5472

Days Open
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Architecture
Built 1800-1866
Style: Victorian (1840-1900)
Building Type: Museum Heritage & Historic Site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery 1313
1313 Queen St. W., Main Floor
416-536-6778

Days Open
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Architecture
Built 1930-1939
Style: Art Deco (1918-1940)
Building Type: Arts & Cultural Centre

 

Gallery TPW
170 St. Helens Ave.
416-645-1066

Days Open
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

New to Doors
Architecture
Built 1970-1979
Style: Contemporary (1995-Present), Commercial/Industrial
Building Type: Architecture & Design, Arts & Cultural Centre

 

 

 

 

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