Doors Open Toronto

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Doors Open Toronto is an annual event hosted by the City of Toronto and several public & private organizations to offer visitors a rare glimpse into some of the most popular and historic locations throughout the city.

The 16th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf returns on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24, offering free and rare access to more than 155 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.

This year, Doors Open Toronto will offer FREE admission to more than 155 buildings of architectural, historic, and cultural significance to the City of Toronto. This event is a day trippers dream come true! In the past, some of the buildings that participated included:

401 Richmond St. West
Allan Gardens
Alumnae Theatre (originally Fire Hall No. 4)
Anshei Minsk Synagogue
Applewood - The Shaver Homestead
Archaeological Services Inc.
The Arts and Letters Club
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Beach Walking Tours
Black Creek Pioneer Village
Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf - Evangelical Church of the Deaf and The Manor
Campbell House
Canada Life
Canada Permanent Building
Canadian Blood Services
Casa Loma Stables and Pellatt Hunting Lodge
CBC - Canadian Broadcasting Centre
Cedar Ridge Creative Centre and Studio Gallery
Chapel of St. James-The-Less/St. James Cemetery & Crematorium
Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto
Church of the Holy Trinity
Church of the Redeemer
Toronto City Hall
City of Toronto Archives
Coach House Press
Colborne Lodge Museum
Commerce Court North
Congregation Darchei Noam
Congregation Knesseth Israel
Courtyard House
Design Exchange (former Toronto Stock Exchange Building)
Distillery District: Malt Kilns, Rack House D and Yeast Loft buildings
Don Valley Brick Works
The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres Centre
Exhibition Place Horse Palace: Toronto Animal Services
Exhibition Place Horse Palace: Riding Academy
Exhibition Place Horse Palace: Toronto Police Mounted Unit
Exhibition Place Horse Palace: Green Roof
First Baptist Church
First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Toronto
Fort York - National Historic Site
Fort York Armoury
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Friends House (Quaker Meeting House)
Gardiner Museum
George Brown House
George Brown College Chef School
Gibson House Museum
Gladstone Hotel
Gooderham (Flatiron) Building
Grace Church on-the-hill
Hare Krishna Temple
Ireland Park
Islamic Foundation of Toronto
Jami Mosque
Japan Foundation
Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre
John McKenzie House (Ontario Historical Society)
John Street Roundhouse and Steam Whistle Brewing
Kiever Synagogue
King James Place
Lakeshore Grounds: Assembly Hall
Lakeshore Grounds: Cumberland House: The Jean Tweed Centre
Lakeshore Grounds: Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary
Lakeshore Grounds: Humber ITAL, Lakeshore Campus
Lakeshore Grounds: Power House Recreation Centre
Lakeshore Grounds: The Gatehouse
Lambton House
Leslie Spit Allotment Garden
LCBO Summerhill (North Toronto Station)
Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex
Little Trinity Anglican Church
Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People
Lower Bay Station
Mackenzie House
The Market Gallery
MaRS Centre
Masonic Temple - MTV
Metropolitan United Church
Montgomery's Inn
Mountain Equipment Co-op
Old City Hall
Ontario Association of Architects
Ontario College of Art and Design
Ontario Heritage Centre
Ontario Legislature
Ontario Place (Grounds only)
Osgoode Hall
Palais Royale
Parc Downsview Park Corporate Office
Parc Downsview Park Movie Studio Building
Power Plant Contemporary Art Centre at Harbourfront Centre
Press Building
Queen's Wharf Lighthouse
Redpath Building Toronto
Riwoche Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Rosar Morrison Funeral Home & Chapel
Royal Canadian Military Institute
Scadding Cabin
Scarborough Historical Museum
Spadina Museum: Historic House and Gardens
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Scarborough
St. Anne's Anglican Church
St. Francis of Assisi Church
St. George's Greek Orthodox Church
St. James' Cathedral Parish House Archives & Museum
St. John's Anglican Church, West Toronto
St. John the Baptist Anglican Church
St. Lawrence Hall
St. Michael's Cathedral
St. Patrick's Church
St. Paul's Basilica
St. Stephen-in-the-Fields Anglican Church
Stanley Barracks (Officers' Quarters)
Steam Whistle Brewing, The Roundhouse
Stone Distillery Building 5 & Rackhouse - The Distillery District
TDSB - Sesquicentennial Museum and Archives
Textile Museum of Canada
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre
Toronto Necropolis Chapel and Cemetery
Toronto Police Service Marine Unit
Toronto-Dominion Centre
Toronto's First Post Office
Union Station
The University Club of Toronto
University of Toronto - Art Centre
University of Toronto - Birge-Carnegie Library
University of Toronto - Hart House
University of Toronto - Soldiers' Tower
University of Toronto - Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research
University of Toronto - Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
University of Toronto - University College
York College of Industry & Technology (former Massey Mansion)
York Museum
Young Centre for the Performing Arts
Zeidler Partnership Architects Building
Zion Church Cultural Centre
Zion Schoolhouse

The above list is a sample of the buildings that participated in the past and in no way guarantees participation in this years event. The "official" Doors Open Toronto can be found at:

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Toronto, ON
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