Another excellent weekend at doors open.
We started on Saturday, my mom and I, and went first to the waterfront. There was supposed to be 15 historic boats on display that you could tour and two buildings with historic photos and archival material.
We had seen the Harbour Commission building last year so we FINALLY found the right place (it was not really marked on signed) and the second building turned out to be a hallway beside Sobey's where they hung photos from the ceiling. They looked cool but were a bit hard to see.
The 15 boats turned out to be 8 per day, but we did get some excellent tours of the boats on the Mariposa Cruises ships. We plan to come back for their weekend brunch cruise, a 2 hour tour of the harbour and a buffet brunch for $49.
My mom is on the lamb from the feds, but here she is driving one of the boats. No face!
Afterward we went to the Roundhouse at the base of the CN Tower. We had a ride on their cool figure eight train and then went to some of the nearby buildings.
This set of switches was used to direct trains along the tracks.
Doors Open TO photo contest. I also submitted one for my mom of the pews which is here later on.
Some facts from the sheet they handed out:
- Built directly into the bedrock in 1913
- 4 1/2" thick and 7' 6" opening
- Weighs 40 tonnes
Totem pole inside College Park.