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The theme this year for Toronto's Doors Open is 'Creators, Makers and Innovators' celebrating buildings that have been renovated and re-purposed for innovative use in the new century.

The Riverdale Hub (1326 Gerrard St. E.) is a grassroots community-based social enterprise. Through renovation and retrofitting, this once-crumbling, century-old building became the vibrant, cutting-edge, 90 per cent energy efficient Riverdale Hub. Home to co-location office space and a number of social enterprises.

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An inside view of the Riverdale Hub (1326 Gerrard St. E.). The building was initially constructed in 1912, but underwent renovation by Natale and Scott Architects in 2009. It is run by Riverdale Immigrant Women's Enterprise.

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The Munk School for Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Pl. and 315 Bloor St. W.), previously a historic observatory and meteorological observation centre, now houses a global platform of innovative research into some of the most important issues facing the modern world.

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The Munk School for Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Pl. and 315 Bloor St. W.) was originally built in 1909. It was later repurposed in 2012 by Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg (KPMB) Architects.

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Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St E.) is an exciting new cultural landmark in the heart of the Regent Park Revitalization. Since opening in September 2012, this colourful new facility has become a destination for culturally-diverse performances, celebrations, and community and public events.

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A view of the main floor of Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St E.). The building is home to seven organizations, including the ArtHeart Community Art Centre, Regent Park School of Music, COBA Collective of Black Artists and Native Earth Performing Arts.

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The Toronto Carpet Factory (67 Mowat Ave.) is a historically listed, turn-of-the-century manufacturing facility that has been re-birthed into a thriving centre of creativity, home to software developers, graphic designers and film producers.

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The Toronto Carpet Manufacturing Co. Ltd. ceased operations in 1976. Its building, the Toronto Carpet Factory (67 Mowat Ave.), underwent renovations starting in 1995 and is now home to companies in the "creative sector": software developers, graphic designers, film and video producers, marketing and communications agencies.

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Bridgepoint Hospital and Administration Building has a 150-year history in Toronto’s Riverdale community and has recently completed a significant redevelopment of its building site. Between 1864 and 1977, the site was home to the Don Valley Jail.

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The renovated building serves as the administration offices for Bridgepoint Hospital’s new 462-bed continuing and rehabilitation care centre as well as adjacent campus. The hospital proper, to the west of the administration building, is a just-opened, all-new, purpose-built facility jointly conceived and realized by Stantec Architecture, KPMB Architects, Diamond Schmitt Architects and HDR Architecture.

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