One of my highlights at this years Doors Open was a visit to Zeidler Partnership Architects headquarters located at 315 Queen West. Zeidler is known for many projects including Ontario Place, The Eaton Centre and the new Trump Tower Toronto.

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While I've passed the location literally thousands of times over the years I had no clue what was going on behind the scenes. All I knew was I that liked the model of Ontario Place (now gone for some reason) that was found at this unassuming entrance way.

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Stairs up to the second floor.

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And all of a sudden a major atrium. Sure looks a lot like a famous mall they designed down the road doesn't it?

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The retail is so well done you wouldn't actually know that they occupy the entire building. I certainly didn't.

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