Thursday Doors – May 04, 2017

“Dundas Street West” - Toronto

This week’s submission to Norm 2.0‘s Thursday Doors.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world.

“Dundas Street West” – Toronto

These doors are conveniently located across from Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). I see them every time I visit the gallery and am always meaning to snap a shot. So, this past weekend, after seeing a wonderful Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit, I did just that.

There are a number of wonderful old houses on this block of Dundas Street West, most have become boutiques or galleries, catering to the AGO patrons, but several have remained as residences.

I do enjoy observing ‘paired’ doors, as each tenant seems to have a slightly different slant on what the entranceway to their home should look like. These to are quite similar, with a few subtle differences.

iPhone 7 back camera @ 4.0mm
1/340 sec;   f/1.8;  ISO 20

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8 thoughts on “Thursday Doors – May 04, 2017

  1. Joanne Sisco

    Nice one! I noticed there is a historic building plaque between the 2 doors. I took the liberty of looking it up on my list of heritage buildings in the city. I thought you might be interested …

    Built in 1879 and known as the James Travers House (who was the builder). It was designated as a heritage property for its cultural significance as part of an intact group of late 19th century houses from 312 to 356 Dundas St West. “Identified by its distinctive
    mansard (or double-sloped) roof with decorative detailing, the style was one of the most popular
    applied to residential buildings in the late 1800s”.

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  2. Pistachios

    Agreed – it’s the subtle differences that make this pleasing to look at. I think if the doors were exactly alike, it’d look too generic and “un-lived in”

    Reply

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