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Your Inner Child Needs to Check Out This Lego Exhibit in an Abandoned TTC Station

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Whether you have disdain for the TTC or not, you have to admit that there’s always something wild aboard the red rocket. Flash mobs, accordion buskers playing “Despacito”, the no pants annual subway ride and the latest TTC instalment – a Lego exhibit in the abandoned Bay Lower Station.

Presented by Doors Open, on May 26 and 27th you can visit the hidden Lower Bay subway platform for free. The station hasn’t been running since 1966 and is now used for movie shoots such as Repo Man, Max Payne, Total Recall and Resident Evil. The station was initially constructed as a part of the Bloor-Danforth route. Transit Bricks will be putting on a display of Lego TTC buses and streetcars alongside various other displays in Lower Bay Station.

In its 19th year running, this year’s Open Doors theme is “Film: The Great Romance”. As any Suits fan can attest, Toronto is a hub for not only the Canadian film industry, it’s the third-largest screen-based production centre in North America.

If you want to stand where Michael Douglas, Bruce Willis, Mark Wahlberg have stood in the flesh, block off your calendar and head to the Lower Bay abandoned TTC station. Check out the full list of 1,400 historic cinemas, film and television studios, post-production houses, digital media studios, as well as buildings that have been featured on the big screen.

For those of you not in Toronto, there are Open Doors events from Peterborough to Smiths Falls.

If your inner child doesn’t get your fill of Lego at the subway, pop over to Legoland Discovery Centre Toronto at Vaughan Mills. There’s a 4D Cinema, factory tour, and you can test your limits by building the tallest tower and see if it can withstand an earthquake shake. Put down your phone and sharpen those motor skills and build up your very own Lego empire!

Kelty Campbell

Kelty is a marketing guru and glass half full type of gal. When she’s not at work, you'll find Kelty on her yoga mat or lacing up to reach a new personal best running. Passionate about people, health & wellness, and checking off her Toronto taco bucket list. Kelty is proud to call the 416 home and loves all things Canadiana.