Doors Open Toronto

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Event date May 25 to 26, 2019 LocationVarious buildings across Toronto Official website Official website

Toronto was the very first city to host Doors Open in North America! Architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings open their doors for the weekend and highlight the people who built the city. All for free.

A woman on a ladder adjusts lighting on an elaborate, historical film set.

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Canada’s largest Doors Open event and one of the three largest Doors Open events in the world, Toronto’s version is a free annual event held on the last weekend of May. The event offers residents and visitors an opportunity to take a peek behind the doors of significant buildings across the city, many of which are normally off limits to the public.

Film: The Great Romance

For 2019, the 20th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf provides an opportunity to see inside more than 150 of the most architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city. This year’s theme – 20 Something – focuses on the event’s past and future, celebrating the first 20 years of Doors Open Toronto while looking forward to the next 20 years! The program features historic buildings (like Old City Hall), museums ( Aga Khan Museum , Bata Shoe Museum, Campbell House Museum, Gibson House Museum ) and Theatres ( Alumnae Theatre, ). The program also offers 10 free walking Tours. The Tours will delve deep into the stories, histories and architecture of a variety of neighbourhoods