Heavy rain didn’t put a damper on Doors Open weekend at  Bridgepoint as we welcomed close to 4,000 visitors to our Administration Building, the Historic Don Jail on May 25 and 26.  Despite the rain on Saturday, visitors lined up outside for the opportunity to tour this piece of Toronto’s history. On Sunday, the warm and sunny weather saw the line of waiting guests wrap around the building.

Originally built in 1864, the Historic Don Jail is one of the oldest remaining pre-Confederation structures in Toronto. When Bridgepoint redeveloped its campus to build the new hospital, the building was renovated to provide office and meeting space. The renovation preserved many architectural features, including original stone and ironwork and the Don Jail remains a landmark of architectural and historical significance for Toronto. This was the sixth year Bridgepoint has participated in Doors Open Toronto, held annually on the last weekend in May.