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Collage of five photos. Three are the exterior and interior of the hisotric Don Jail after its restoration. One is a detail image of a sculpture at Bridgepoint and the other is a shot of part of the exterior of the Bridgepoint Hospital Building

 Bridgepoint Active Healthcare is offering two self-guided tours Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 - 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tour the historic Don Jail (self-guided tour)

Opened in 1864, this iconic building has a rich and unique history. The distinctive Italianate design of the building was created by renowned architect William Thomas. Initially used as a reform jail, the building remained operational for 113 years, closing in 1977.

After years of stagnation, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare purchased the property as part of their plans for a new campus. Bridgepoint has a 150-year history in Toronto's Riverdale community. Today, the historic jail serves as the hospital's administrative building.

During the restoration of the building, strict guidelines were created to preserve many features of the Don Jail including original ironwork and masonry. On the self-guided tour visitors will see these features, including preserved former cells, and learn about the history of the Don Jail.

 

Explore the connection between art and healing (self-guided tour)

Learn about how the art and architecture of Bridgepoint have a meaningful and positive impact on the experience of patients and families, staff and visitors.

Bridgepoint is the largest organization in Canada focused on complex health conditions through care, research and education. Opened in 2013, the hospital building was designed to inspire innovation and support healing. Highlights of the tour include a photo installation, sculpture garden and labyrinth, with beautiful views of the city along the way.