Thursday Doors – April 06, 2017

“Inatowycz Hall’ - Royal Conservatory of Music

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.

“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

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18 Comments on “Thursday Doors – April 06, 2017

  1. Love the photo. One of my favourite places, due mainly to the acoustics but also because of the gorgeous renovation. Great post.

  2. I have a vague recollection of being inside once long ago with son #1 for a piano exam he had. It is a building that catches my attention each time I go by. Great photo.

  3. Impressive entrance of the music conservatory. It also must be nice in the summer with a lot of shade of the trees! Love especially the design of the balcony, it breaks up the seriousness and heavy lines of the rest. Great capture, Ed!

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