Each year since 2000, the Doors Open Toronto event has seen approximately 150 buildings of architectural, cultural, historic and/or social significance open their doors to the public as part of a city-wide celebration. CAMH will join in this celebration, inviting participants to take 30-minute tours of selected buildings at our Queen Street site.
“This is a really exciting opportunity. As Canada’s leading mental health hospital, it’s a privilege to provide the people of Toronto with an inside look at some of the great work we’re doing to strengthen our communities,” said Bharati Singh, Supervisor at CAMH First Impressions. Sandra Luccisano, a Community Ambassador at CAMH, echoes this excitement in a recent blog post.
In the past, Professor Geoffrey Reaume has offered popular tours of the Heritage Wall during Doors Open in the past – he is unable to do so this year.
Tours will focus on both the history and the future of CAMH. Visitors will have a chance to see older and newer buildings in the hopes of providing insight into the development of care for mental illness and addiction. The Heritage Wall will also be included, as well as the location of the next phase of the CAMH Redevelopment Project.
Here are the need-to-know details:
When: Saturday May 23, 2015 between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admittance at 4:30 p.m.)
Where: 1001 Queen Street West
30-minute tour times:
- 10:15 a.m.
- 11:15 a.m.
- 12:15 p.m.
- 1:15 p.m.
- 2:15 p.m.
- 4:15 p.m.
Registration: Bell Gateway Building; 100 Stokes Street
Administration asks that no filming take place during tours. Interior photography of tour locations is permitted.
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