An organization called Doors Open Toronto sponsors an annual event where the general public can have free access to "architecturally and/or culturally significant properties that are either not usually open to the public, or would normally charge an entrance fee."
This seems like a really cool idea. There are a number of buildings in Halifax in which I would love to have a tour. I remember the Bedford Institude of Oceanography, where my dad used to work before he retired, had a day when they were open to the public and it was very popular. I think that, especially for a tourist-industry-centric town like Halifax, this would be a great idea. You listening Kelly???
When I was going to school, it seemed as though everyone's dad worked at BIO. Weird.