Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf has announced its lineup of buildings and enhanced programming for May 23 and 24. The 16th annual weekend celebration of architecture will offer free and rare access to architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across Toronto, featuring three locations right here in Ward 36, including the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant, Cornell-Campbell House, and Fool’s Paradise.
This year’s event features more than 155 buildings, including 55 new participants, an exciting speaker series and city-wide walking tours.
“Doors Open Toronto offers a truly unique behind-the-scenes experience at some of the City’s great institutions,” said Mayor John Tory. “My office will be open for all to see and I encourage Torontonians to visit City Hall for an in-depth tour. I’d like to thank our presenting sponsor Great Gulf for its continued commitment to this event and support for the city, its buildings and its people.”
In honour of this summer’s Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, this year’s theme – Sports, Recreation and Leisure – offers attendees a sneak peek inside more than 70 private and public recreational sites, and is highlighted throughout many of this year’s walking tours and exhibits.
Since its inception in 2000, Doors Open Toronto has attracted more than two million visits to nearly 650 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 Toronto is dedicated to built heritage, architecture and design. It is presented by Great Gulf and produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the broader community.
Full program details, including the speaker series, walking tour registration and a complete list of buildings can be found at http://www.toronto.ca/doorsopen.