Monday, May 30, 2011
Doors Open Toronto
This past weekend was Doors Open in Toronto and 150 buildings were open for tours. Due to other commitments I only had time for one tour but it was a winner. The offices of Stantec architects are located in a historically designated warehouse which had been the McGregor Sock factory since its construction in 1905. The timber post and beam building has been lovingly restored and transformed into a fabulous open concept office for 200 employees. This shot from the lobby area shows the folded steel staircase with a veil of 400 year old pine slats that were salvaged from an old wharf on the waterfront. I love these old factories!