the busy weekend that i've been telling you all about ended with a fantastic sunny sunday afternoon. i visited a few local buildings as part of doors open toronto, an annual event in which hundreds of local buildings open up their doors and let people tour them for free. it's one of my favourite toronto festivals. since i got a bit of a late start, i only had time to visit a few.
first stop: the fancy-shmancy new bmw building (click link for a better picture of it). since it's located in my neck of the woods and i've always wondered what it was like inside i figured it was a good opportunity to check it out. (especially since if i ever tried to walk inside any other time of the year, i'd likely be treated like julia roberts in "pretty woman" pre-makeover.)
i'm not really into the cars and since this is mainly a fancy showroom, i didn't take many pictures. but it was a lovely building with glass everywhere. including a completely glass elevator that made my stomach lurch when i took it up to the 5th floor.
cute vintage "beemer"
then a few blocks west to the national school of ballet. and a big lineup to get in! (but it was so worth it)
my bad ballet form...but look at the cool reclaimed wood flooring
and then a quick walk north to tour 2 historic mansions (now both inns):
cute coach-house behind the mansions:
just one short year until next doors open! :)
ps: (sorry for the picture-heavy post!)