I also got the opportunity to see the inside of Empire Sandy this past weekend.
It was ‘Doors Open’ Toronto this weekend, which I’ve never actually heard of before and would love to take more advantage of next year.
Toronto.ca describes ‘Doors Open Toronto’ as “a city-wide celebration offering free, rare access to more than 155 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across Toronto”.
I happened along Empire Sandy as I came out of the Music Garden and decided to take a peek.
The ship was in service during World War 2 and was part of the operations on D-Day. Today it is used for social engagements like business functions, wedding receptions, or dinners and dances at sea. Most of the area below deck was dining space, pictured below.
It was interesting to learn about the history of the small ship that is still functional and in our harbour ports today.
Employees on the ship were handing out schedules for public trips out on the lake the Empire Sandy will be making in the coming months: I plan to get out and experience it sailing on the water this summer!
On my way leaving Empire Sandy to go enjoy some late lunch/early dinner, I came across this little tugboat:
And got a great shot of me with the Empire Sandy in the background!