Buildings I’d like to see at Next Year’s Doors Open Toronto
Bank of Toronto
We were lucky enough to see the former Bank of Commerce/ Future Massey Tower next door during this years Doors Open, but I think it’s time we got a peek into the other abandoned bank that sits on Yonge.
Commerce Court North Observation Deck
Commerce Court was a great experience this year. I loved all the detailing on the buildings main floor. However, I would love to be able to go up to the observation deck which used to be open to public when the building first opened.
The site of a former Eaton’s Department Store this building would be an interesting tour. From the architecture to the Carlu this building should make an appearance next year! Not to mention the fact the Mr. Timothy Eaton himself helped define retail in Canada and shaped many of our Christmas tradition. This could not only be a heritage tour in terms of the building, but one that looks at Canadian history.
Confederation Life Building
This building is truly overwhelming in its architecture and I would love to learn more about it!
Hockey Hall of Fame
Not only is this hockey central, but it has such a tragic love story that ended with a suicide. What I find most interesting is that the woman who took her life in the building, and supposedly haunts it, literally lived up the street from me. Not to mention the exterior has the scariest architecture I have ever seen.
This depends on the fate of the building. If it is still abandoned next year I say we take a tour of the historic concert hall and temple.
St. Augustine Seminary
Now that Doors Open has expanded even further into Scarborough I think it would be interested to tour the St. Augustine Seminary. The copper dome is truly an eye catching landmark in the area near the Scarborough Bluffs and if that is eye catching, imagine what the interior has to offer.
Prison Chapel, Loblaws Warehouse, Canada Malting Silo
I know this probably, almost 100% isn’t possible because these buildings have been left to deteriorate, but wouldn’t it be grand if we got to go into these now deserted building? I feel as though mystery of the building is what that truly sparks the public interest. Alas they probably have asbestos, mold, or are unstable and dangerous. However, if they are not I think they should be considered.