In the next installment of my Doors Open Toronto series, we visit the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto, MaRS Discovery District, and 401 Richmond.
The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, part of the University of Toronto is the largest repository of publicly accessible rare books and manuscripts in Canada. All I know is that the archives look impressive. These shots were taken without a tripod, but with the help of a sturdy table.
Formerly the site of Toronto General Hospital, MaRS Discovery District now houses some innovative science and technology firms. The first shot out of the window shows the foundation of Phase II construction that has been halted due to the economic downturn.
401 Richmond Street West is a heritage designated industrial building that was originally constructed for the Macdonald Manufacturing Company in 1899. The building operated as a tin lithography factory for much of its life previous life. Today it is home to over 140 artists, cultural producers, and micro-enterprises. One interesting detail is that the official address of this building has changed many times over the years, as Toronto extended west past Spadina Avenue.
This shot is a panoramic from the green space on the rooftop.
A billboard for cheese through the window.