Queen’s Quay Doors Open To the Public and Pirates Alike

516doorsopenEvery year, Toronto opens it doors to the world for the Doors Open festival, an opportunity for visitors and residents to explore the historically and culturally important buildings and locales across the city.

Some of the doors that open are more proverbial than other, like the ones that belong on Toronto’s Waterfront. The Waterfront Business Improvement Association has joined in, giving visitos the chance to tour watery landmarks like the Toronto Police Marine Unit, the William Lyon Mackenzie Fire Boat and the Toronto Harbor Commission building.

Queens Quay Terminal is also taking part, though its doors are often open to visitors and shoppers alike. It’s joining in with Toronto on the Water, a free exhibit of archival photographs showcasing the history of Toronto’s waterfront.

Exploring the closed off parts of a city is exciting, but the Waterfront BIA plans to spice things up even further: pirates will be invading throughout the event weekend. Swashbuckling, swordfighting pirates will loot and plunder their way across the waterfront for pictures and entertainment.

Image: 1945 Centre Island Gibralter Point Lighthouse, from the Toronto Star Archives

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