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antiques are in a field and the doors are open this weekend

May 26

This coming weekend will find me perusing antiquities in a conservation area and exploring the often off-limits  interiors of public and not-so-public buildings in Toronto.

Christie Antiques Show

On Saturday I’ll be heading just west of Toronto to the Christie Antiques Show (as recently seen on TV on the latest season of  Sarah’s House – yes, that’s where she and Tommy picked up a lot of the antique pieces for the farmhouse). It’s well worth getting there early for the best selection and closest parking, or at the end of the day when the dealers are ready to, well, deal.

When: May 29, 2010
Where: Christie Conservation Area, Dundas, ON
Admission: $8 per person, free on-site parking.

Doors Open Toronto

On Sunday I plan to dust off the bike for the season and tootle around Toronto for Doors Open Toronto.  150 buildings of architectural, historic, cultural and/or social significance open their doors to the public this weekend.  Visit the Doors Open Toronto Buildings page for the entire roster of properties that will be open. Or pick up a copy of the Toronto Star on Thursday May 27 for your complete Doors Open Toronto program guide.

When: May 29 and 30, 2010
Where: all around Toronto
Admission: Free

Here are a few photos from my Doors Open Toronto adventures from a couple of years ago, including the views from the 17th floor tower room of the Canada Life office building on University Avenue…

…and some interior photos from Christie House (U of T – Regis College) at Wellesley St W and Queen’s Park Circle.

Photos:

Pick-up Truck: Gadsden Promotions – Antique Shows Canada
Sarah Richardson at Christie Antiques: http://cherishtoronto.blogspot.com
All others: Susan A. Forint

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