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.

Go Behind the Scenes

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 2018, Doors Open Toronto will shine the spotlight on the city’s film and television industry. Visit historic cinemas, film and television studios, post-production houses, digital media studios, artist-run centres as well as buildings that have been featured in famous movies and television shows.

With approximately 1,400 on-location film, television and digital media productions taking place in the city each year, Toronto is North America’s third largest screen-based production centre and the heart of Canada’s film and television sector.

The program features historic cinemas (like the Fox Theatre), film and television studios (Citytv building, post-production houses, digital media studios, artist-run centres (LIFT) and film training schools. The program also highlights buildings that have been featured in film and television, many of which are often not open to the public