Surprisingly, in all the years I have lived downtown, I’ve never attended a Doors Open Toronto event. Even yesterday, I had all the intentions of going out to explore the city before meeting up with family in the late afternoon. But as it seems to be with our city and lack of communication, the TTC subway being shut down between two major stations during a busy weekend in the city had deterred me from venturing out. Plus, when I was looking through the list of available buildings, all the ones I wanted to see didn’t allow photos! (Boooo…)
In the end, we headed out to the Distillery District where we were going to meet with my family for dinner anyway, and checked out the locations that were open in that area. Here’s a small collection of the photographs I took in this beautiful historic area. If you want to see any of the full shots on its own, you can click here to see it on my Flickr or click on any of the photos below to take you to the same page.
The top right corner was something they were filming for OWN… some talkshow type thing. We stood there in the background for a while chatting so who knows, might be in the background of some of those shots!
Top left and bottom centre photo is the old freight elevator that we rode up to the 4th floor in. 2nd in from the top left, is studio 400 – Hag Atelier‘s Encaustic Painting. 3rd in from the top left is I think studio 303, with various forms of art being created in there. Far right photo is an old conveyor belt of sorts, probably to move cases of beer. Bottom left is my sister punching this guy in the heart! 😉
Some shots I’m really happy about. I wanted to submit that top left one to the Doors Open photography contest, but because you can see people in it, that wasn’t allowed. Top right was an interesting juxtaposition of old meets new.
Top left, some paintings I loved. Middle & Bottom left, some interesting artsy shots I took. On the right are some gorgeous flowers in front of the famous Boiler House restaurant.
Did anyone else in the GTA make it out to Doors Open Toronto this weekend?