Explore Toronto's Buildings
Lobby of the Elgin and Winter Theatre
Doors Open Toronto is an annual event when approximately 150 buildings of architectural, historic, cultural, and social significance to the city of Toronto open their doors to the public for this free city-wide celebration. Since its inception in 2000, Doors Open Toronto has attracted more than two million visits in nearly 600 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.
The 15th annual Doors Open will offer residents and visitors an opportunity to take a peek behind the doors of nearly 150 architecturally, historically, culturally, and socially significant buildings across the city on Saturday May 24 and Sunday May 25, 2014.
The 2014 Theme is Secrets and Spirits... Exploring the Mysteries Behind the Door. Close to 80 locations feature secret spaces, stories of spirit sightings and unexplained mysteries. Look for the mysterious keyhole icon while browsing the list of participating buildings or walking tours.
In support of this year's theme, nearly 20 buildings will feature haunted ghost stories. Produced by Haunted Walks Inc., these ghostly tales are sure to make your hair stand on end! CLICK HERE to read about some of these ghost stories.
Walking tours representative of this year's secret and spirits theme will include:
- The Ghosts and Spirits of the Historic Distillery District
- The Spirit of the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse at Toronto Harbour
- The Spirits of Exhibition Place (including paranormal hotspots)
If you're interested in a Walking Tour you must register online. It's free but spaces are limited. CLICK HERE to register.
What's new this year? There are more than 40 new buildings participating this year. Look for the red stars in the list online. Also look for the 'Family-Friendly' symbol to find sites that are kid-appropriate.
For more information, visit: www.toronto.ca/doorsopen.