Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Doors Open At The Munk School Of Global Affairs

I showed you the front entrance of this beautifully restored building in December (here) and luckily the building was part of the Doors Open Toronto event of a couple of weekends ago. This is the approach to the rear entrance of the building showing the tower which originally had a dome housing a telescope for the Meteorological Service of Canada but the dome was removed in 1934 and installed at another location on the U of Toronto campus. I'll show you some of the restored and modernized interior over the next few days.
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click here for more signs.
P.S. I have fixed the link to the original shot.

23 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It has a definite lighthouse feel to it Pat, which makes it even more appealing to me :)

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

I just love the concept of Open Doors, we are seeing such great spaces through your eyes.

Karen said...

I love towers in old buidings. It's beuatifully restored!

TexWisGirl said...

well, that explains the castle-like feature. :)

llandudnopictures said...

Great looking brickwork, is it possible to stand where the dome once stood? Would make a great vantage point if you could!

Marleen said...

Beautiful with the round structure.

Lowell said...

What a wonderful building...love all that stone. But the tower is absolutely magnificent. I'll be looking forward to seeing some interior shots.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Such a beautiful building; nice restoration!

~Lindy

VioletSky said...

I love that we went to different places so I can still get to see some of the ones I miss each year. Now I just have to get around to posting something about my stops!

Pat said...

It reminds me of a lighthouse, too. I love the brickwork.

Gemma Wiseman said...

A solid tower with great presence as part of the building! Love that elongated glass feature on the tower!

Photo Cache said...

interesting architecture. i like the phrase "doors open"

Gerald (SK14) said...

sounds as though it's an interesting place

Deb said...

Great looking building, wonder if the tower rooms are round inside....

Jackie/Jake said...

Totally agree Fallsview commercials are horrible!!

William Kendall said...

An impressive building!

Halcyon said...

Definitely looks nice from the outside. I need to show some of my shots from the Open Doors. I thought this was the best one yet, there were so many places to see this year!

Jack said...

This building appeals to me. I look forward to seeing more.

Randy said...

Nice looking building.

Luna Miranda said...

an imposing building.


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Tanya Breese said...

come on in!! beautiful building!

EG CameraGirl said...

OH! This is a place I would have LOVED to have seen the inside of!

Laura. M said...

Gorgeous and strong building. Pat is very good restoration.
A kiss.