Saturday 25 May 2024

Doors Open - The Theatre Centre, Toronto, ON

Gord and I spent this afternoon volunteering for Doors Open at The Theatre Centre, on Queen Street W just west of Dovercourt Road, which is in our ‘hood. 

It’s the first time the Theatre Centre has participated and the front doors are rarely open. The building is the former Carnegie Library built in 1908 and was decommissioned as a library in 1964. It then housed offices for Toronto Public Health for nearly 50 years. The Theatre Centre is celebrating 10 years in this location. 

These doors are rarely open

The Theatre Centre gave out complimentary yummy cookies, scones and coffee from their café.

On the second floor, there were fun family activities like colouring and bracelet making (I made one!). 

Off this room is a terrace ...

Gord was in the Franco Boni Theatre greeting people and giving them some history of the building. This theatre looks so different in the daytime as the door and windows weren't blocked out.

Here we are ...

There were 30 minute tours every hour (Gord and I were able to go on one) which included the “green room”, changing rooms, etc. and the histories of the theatre and the building were told. 

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