Doors Open Toronto 2017
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
The 18th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf returns on May 27 and 28, 2017. This year's theme is "15 Decades of Canadian Architecture", in honour of Canada's 150th birthday.
Doors Open Toronto features 150 buildings representing each decade since the 1860s, as well as a collection of buildings from the pre-Confederation era. The theme shines light on the evolution of Canadian architecture, with a special focus on Centennial-period buildings and architects from the 1960s.
An exciting program of free Walking Tours will reference the stories and history of Toronto's many neighbourhoods, both in a historical and a contemporary sense. Other offerings in this year's Doors Open Toronto include the "OpenInsights" speaker series, with talks on topics such as the identity of current Canadian architecture, as well as special programs and more than 40 new participants in the building lineup.
“Doors Open Toronto offers a truly unique behind-the-scenes experience at many of Toronto's great institutions, including Toronto City Hall,” said Mayor John Tory. “I encourage Torontonians to explore our city on this weekend celebration of architecture.”
This year, Doors Open Toronto is part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions. TO Canada with Love programs and events are funded in part by the Province of Ontario.
More details on Doors Open Toronto, including a complete list of this year's buildings, walking tours and talks, is available at toronto.ca/doorsopen. For list of featured buildings click here. Look for the Family Friendly symbol which identifies kid-friendly locations to visit.