Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world.
“Ihnatowycz Hall’ – Royal Conservatory of Music
Not far from my past two door posts, stands this lovely door, the entrance to the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Ihnatowycz Hall, which contains the Mazzoneli Concert Hall, a beautiful, intimate 237 seat concert hall. Originally known as McMaster Hall, the building underwent significant renovations in 2005 with a donation from Mr. Ian Ihnatowycz and his wife, Dr. Marta Witer — both Royal Conservatory alumni and was renamed in their honour. It’s one of Toronto’s hidden architectural gems. To my understanding, the building originally housed McMaster University, which moved to Hamilton, Ontario. The Royal Conservatory of Music moved into the building in 1963.
It’s a bit tough to get a good image of the door in the summer, as Bloor Street is lined with fairly thick trees. Despite this, the building has always attracted me, with its bright brickwork and I thought it high time that I add this to my door collection.
iPhone 7 back camera @ 4.0mm 1/340 sec; f/1.8; ISO 20
Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world
The image above is of the old chapel door of St. Mary’s Anglican Church, in Richmond Hill, Ontario. My wife works here and we both started attending recently. The old chapel is a very old building (Circa 1872) with lots of character and, of course, awesome doors. I simply could not resist including them here.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD@ 70 mm 1/200 sec, f/7.1, ISO 200
You never know what you might see in Kensington Market. During a recent trip to the popular Toronto Market, streets were closed to vehicles (one Sunday every month in the summer) and the market was packed with people. Street performers, musicians, vendors, and artists filled the street with sights, sounds, the smell of ethnic cooking, and colour. At one corner, a group of performers were re-enacting a Mayan ceremony. I was captivated by their bright costumes and snapped a few photos to capture the moment.