rom east entrance toronto

The ROM is finally going to re-open its east entrance

The ROM has finally announced the official reopening of the historic Weston Entrance of the museum, which hasn't been in use for about a decade.

The 84-year old Queen's Park-facing entrance has undergone cosmetic changes and repairs courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects, which have restored the beautiful archway.

Prior to the construction of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, this was a focal point for visitors to the museum, and the hope is that it will be again.

The new layout will include revamped limestone steps meant to encourage people to hang out and enjoy the view across Queen's Park. It'll also take some pressure of the Crystal entrance, which might be set for some changes of its own in the future.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for December 12, which is planned to draw lots of attention to the historic side of the building, which has roots back to 1914. After that, it'll be a shorter walk to get into the ROM from the subway, so the timing couldn't be better.

Lead photo by

JoshuaKG


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Arts

This might be the best play of the year in Toronto so far

These surreal installations just transformed Toronto's waterfront

Toronto just hosted a fashion show under the Gardiner Expressway

It now takes a song and movie to rent an apartment in Toronto

Toronto just got a sprawling new event space and gallery

Someone created Valentine's Day cards for TTC subway stations

Toronto condo might finally become a major arts hub

Toronto's Old City Hall to be transformed into museum and library