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Doors Open Toronto 2014

With no events being held last week, Doors Open Ontario is hosting one of their biggest Doors Opens events this upcoming weekend in Toronto. With Toronto being the capital city of Ontario, Doors Open Toronto is often a great weekend activity for both locals and tourists alike. Now entering its 15th year, Doors Open Toronto is opening more than 155 significant buildings throughout the city to the public. From lighthouses, churches, heritage sites, and walking tours, there is something for everybody. Here’s a list of a few eco-friendly buildings throughout the City of Toronto.

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  • The Humber Institute of Technology and Advance Learning was highlighted last year during our Doors Open tour due to the site’s focus on environmentally minded building designs. A great building to check out if you want to see eco designs can help liven up a building while contributing to benefiting its natural surroundings. For more information about the Humber Institute, please follow this link.
  • The John Street Roundhouse tour in the Steam Whistle Brewery allows visitors to check out the green features and green initiatives happening at the Steam Whistle Brewery. Some visible green initiatives happening at Steam Whistle is the encouragement of green commute by installing bike racks. Steam Whistle also has chargeable battery stations, they utilize corn resin cups for outdoor events, and they are run by 100% green electricity. The great thing about this tour is that you can finish the tour off with an ice cold beverage.
  • The MaRS Centre was also highlighted last year for our Doors Open tour for their work in committing to continually building a green centre in the heart of the city. Some green features found at the MaRS Centre are the use of natural light to limit their dependency to utilizing electrical energy, their building hosts an extensive recycling and compost program that can be used by staff, and the MaRS building has a heat recovery wheel which allows the building to recover waste heat from the building exhaust. For more info about the MaRS tour, click here.
  • The Toronto Botanical Gardens started off as a gardening education and information centre, and still continues that trend today. As a green site, the Toronto Botanical Gardens has won numerous awards such as the Water Conservation Award in 2007, the Green Design Award in 2006, and the gardens received their LEED silver certification in 2006. In recent years, the Toronto Botanical Garden has installed a green roof, furthering their commitment to eco-designs.

 

These are just 4 of the more than 155 sites open to the public this weekend. For more information on the other sites being hosted this weekend by Doors Open, please follow this link.

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