Doors Open Toronto

May 27 & 28, 2017 across Toronto. Visit the official website: ShareThis

200 Years of Building Toronto

Doors Open Toronto is a free annual event held on the last weekend of May that offers residents and visitors an opportunity to take a peek behind the doors of over 130 architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings across the city, many of which are normally off-limits to the public.

In 2016 the Doors Open Toronto theme of “Re-used, Re-visited and Revised” will explore the adaptive re-use of buildings throughout Toronto’s architectural history. Look for the R-R-R icon while browsing the list and take a peek at the many lives of these buildings. Some prime examples are Artscape Wychwood Barns, which turned a transit storage facility into a community cultural hub and the Bridgepoint Administration Building which transformed the notorious Don Jail into hospital offices.

Since its inception in 2000, Doors Open has attracted more than two million visits in nearly 600 unique locations across the city. It is Canada’s largest Doors Open event and one of the three largest Doors Open events in the world. Doors Open is produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the broader community.

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