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Doors Open Toronto

Hosted by the Consul of the Toronto Photography for Fun Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 25 May 11:00 - 15:00

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Let's take advantage of the Doors Open Day. You may join as a photographer, a subject model or just as an explorer.

Listed below is what we plan to achieve and further below is a brief description of the places we will attempt to go to.

We will visit three places where we will try three different types of photography. All three places permit photography .

1) Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library :- We will attempt to view all the books and try to take pictures inside the library, where there is little light. No Flash Photography. We may need to use tripods or bump up our ISO's. (11: Protected content
120 St. George Street

2) Bata Shoe Museum (Reg admission $14) :- We attempt to take pictures through glass, while maintaining composition. If we have models, we can take pictures of them using the museum as a backdrop. (12: Protected content
327 Bloor Street West

3) Spadina Museum: Historic House and Gardens (Reg admission $10):- The best location to shoot, we will shoot indoors and outdoors. If we have models we will attempt to take pictures of them on the grounds. (1: Protected content
285 Spadina Road

The 20th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf provides an opportunity to see inside more than Protected content the most architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.

This year’s theme – 20 Something – focuses on the event’s past and future, celebrating the first 20 years of Doors Open Toronto while looking forward to the next 20 years!

1) Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library :-
The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library is the largest repository of publicly accessible rare books and manuscripts in Canada. As one of the leading research libraries in North America, the Fisher acquires, makes accessible and preserves comprehensive research collections of national and international significance. It serves the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the University, as well as the general public.
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2) Bata Shoe Museum (Reg admission $14) :-
Discover the treasures of North America’s inspiring, charming and surprising shoe museum.
Located in Toronto, Canada, the Bata Shoe Museum (BSM) regularly displays over a thousand shoes and related artifacts, chosen from a collection of over 13,000 objects, in architect Raymond Moriyama’s iconic, award-winning building. The BSM celebrates the style, development and function of footwear across four impressive galleries, with displays ranging from Chinese bound-foot shoes and ancient Egyptian sandals to chestnut-crushing clogs and glamorous platforms. Over 4,500 years of history are reflected in our permanent exhibition, All About Shoes while our three other galleries feature changing exhibitions – so there’s always something new to see.

3) Spadina Museum: Historic House and Gardens (Reg admission $10):-
Spadina Museum offers a glimpse of Toronto during the Protected content through the lens of the Austin family. The museum highlights the effects of transformative events on the Austins such as the First World War, the Great Depression and societal changes in Canada. Spadina Museum opened in Protected content completed an extensive interior restoration in Protected content . Spadina’s artifacts feature the family’s contributions to the financial, business and cultural development of Toronto through an intact collection and archival holdings, music, art and decorative arts.

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