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Doors Open 2017: Our Top Building Picks For This Weekend

May 25, 2017 6:08 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
This year's Doors Open Toronto is set to be one unlike any so far, celebrating the 150 years of Canadian history and the growth of Toronto over time. The venues are diverse and spread across the ... read more

Doors Open Toronto: Previewing This Year's Special Events

The Architects Open Door Program, image courtesy of Open Doors
May 19, 2017 4:42 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
On Saturday May 27th and Sunday May 28th, the 18th Annual Doors Open Toronto will give visitors a rare—and free—chance to check out hundreds of seldom-seen buildings throughout the city. This ... read more

U of T's New Daniels Faculty Coming to Life on Spadina Circle

Daniels Faculty of Landscape, Architecture, and Design, Toronto, by UofT, NADAAA
May 18, 2017 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"It already feels a lot bigger." Standing at the west entrance of the nearly completed architectural showpiece, that's how Dean Richard Sommer of the University of Toronto's John H. Daniels ... read more

Doors Open Toronto 2017 Celebrating 150 Years of Architecture

April 26, 2017 3:10 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Doors Open Toronto is back in its 18th year, and as with many cultural and civic events across the nation, Canada’s 150th birthday is at the core of it. As part of TO Canada with Love—Toronto’s ... read more

Doors Open 2016: UrbanToronto's Must-Tour Buildings

Commerce court north, image by Jonathan Castellino - via Flickr
May 27, 2016 6:00 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
With Doors Open Toronto kicking off tomorrow, Torontonians get another chance to peek inside some of the city's secrets, with over 130 buildings participating in this year's event. Yesterday, we ... read more

Doors Open: Previewing Walks, Talks, and Special Events

The participating studios/buildings, image courtesy of Doors Open Toronto
May 26, 2016 4:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This weekend, Doors Open returns to Toronto for the 17th time. Ahead of the annual event, UrbanToronto is previewing some of this year's must-see attractions. Last week, we introduced the ... read more

17th Annual Doors Open Toronto Focuses on Adaptive Reuse

May 20, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"Re-used, Re-visited, and Revised." In a quickly changing architectural—and cultural—milieu, preserving and adapting built form of the past is a complex and contentious issue. As new development ... read more

UT Flickr Photo Pool Highlights from Doors Open Toronto 2015

Doors Open
May 27, 2015 12:55 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
Last weekend, May 23rd and 24th, Doors Open invited the public to explore 155 historically and socially significant buildings within the GTA. Varying its line-up from a sugar factory to ... read more

14th Annual Doors Open Toronto Kicks Off at Bridgepoint

Doors Open Toronto 2013, Bridgepoint Hospital, Don Jail
May 24, 2013 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
For fans of Toronto architecture and history, with free access to over 150 architecturally, historically, and culturally significant structures across the city, Doors Open Toronto is undoubtedly ... read more

Architects' Offices Offer Insight at Doors Open Toronto

Daniel's Spectrum, Regent Park
May 17, 2013 2:00 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
It's still a whole week away, but the annual Doors Open Toronto is quickly approaching. Amongst the many buildings that will be welcoming guests this year, ten architect's offices ... read more

Doors Open Toronto Offers More Variety by Expanding Programming

Toronto's City Hall
May 7, 2013 4:55 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Ever been curious to see what the inside of your favourite historical building in Toronto looks like? Want to know more about its history and significance? In that case, you will want to join the ... read more

Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre Renamed as Daniels Spectrum

Daniels Spectrum, Toronto Condos, Daniels Corporation, Diamond Schmitt Architect
September 20, 2012 3:20 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
In an announcement made today by Artscape's Campaign Co-Chairs Robert J. Foster & Judy Matthews along with the organization's President & CEO Tim Jones, the Regent Park Arts ... read more

Doors Open Toronto: R.C. Harris Treatment Plant, Corktown and Distillery District

UrbanToronto tours R.C. Harris Plant, Corktown and Distillery District.
May 29, 2012 4:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
A Doors Open tour of the east end would not be complete without a look at the wonderfully opulent R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant. The building was constructed in the early 1930s and named after ... read more

Doors Open Toronto: Gardiner Museum, Queen's Park, MaRS, and Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre

Gardiner Museum, Doors Open Toronto
May 28, 2012 12:14 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
This tour of four Doors Open Toronto venues incorporates not only information about the sites visited, but also nearby or associated developments of interest to UrbanToronto readers. With so much ... read more

Doors Open Offers Variety of Informative Events This Weekend

384 Adelaide Street West in Toronto, offices of Diamond Schmitt Inc.
May 25, 2012 3:56 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
UPDATE: See changes to the Diamond Schmitt talks schedule. One of our favourite annual events in Toronto is Doors Open, two days when we get to explore nooks and crannies that are normally closed ... read more

The View From The TD Centre: 1970-2011

The View From The TD Centre in Toronto 1970-2011
June 2, 2011 12:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
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Doors Open on the TTC's new Toronto Rocket

Toronto Rocket interior, straight and curved stanchions throughout the new car
May 30, 2011 12:19 pm | by Dumitru Onceanu | Comments
The new Toronto Rocket was officially unveiled to the public on Sunday attracting large crowds at Davisville station to experience the sights and sounds of the TTC's newest addition to the fleet. ... read more

Doors Open: A tale of two carhouses

Streetcars await maintenance at Roncesvalles Carhouse, image by Adam Hawkins
May 30, 2011 10:59 am | by Adam Hawkins | Comments
On Saturday the TTC showcased Roncesvalles and McCowan carhouses as part of Doors Open, and Urban Toronto was on site to take a rare peak at the two facilities. RoncesvallesRoncesvalles is ... read more

Toronto Architectural Firms Embrace Doors Open 2011

May 27, 2011 10:46 am | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
Doors Open 2011 - Architectural Firms As part of Doors Open 2011 this weekend, several of the city's architectural firms are welcoming Torontonians to explore the environments in which they ... read more

Doors Open to Reveal the TTC's New Toronto Rocket to the Public

Toronto Rocket Unveiling - October 2010 (Image by interchange42)
May 27, 2011 2:56 am | by Arik Day | Comments
The TTC is nearly ready to put their new Bombardier-designed Toronto Rocket fleet of subway trains into service. Over the past few weeks, the shiny new articulated trains have been spotted ... read more