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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

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

Doors Open Toronto: Architectural Offerings This Year

Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), Toronto
May 22, 2015 1:45 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
With the 16th annual Great Gulf Doors Open Toronto coming up on Saturday May 23 and Sunday May 24, UrbanToronto is taking a look at some of your options from this year's offerings. In ... read more

Special Programs and Tours Offered at Doors Open Toronto 2015

Open Door Toronto, University of Toronto, Great Gulf
May 21, 2015 4:15 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
Since 1999 Great Gulf's Doors Open Toronto has invited the public to view Toronto's most historically significant and noteworthy buildings. This year is no different, and Doors Open ... read more

Great Gulf's Doors Open Toronto Announces Full 2015 Lineup

Doors Open Toronto 2015, Great Gulf
April 22, 2015 5:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now in its 16th year, Doors Open Toronto—presented by developer Great Gulf—is becoming quite the tradition among urban enthusiasts. Every year, the festival allows curious members of the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Raw Power

Photo of the Day, Doors Open Toronto
May 28, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Doors Open Toronto is a favourite event of just about every urban-nerd in Toronto. History buffs, armchair architects make up a good percentage of the festival's fan base, but for Toronto ... read more

Doors Open Toronto: Focusing on Grouped Venues

Doors Open Toronto, Goldring Student Centre, University of Toronto
May 23, 2014 6:15 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
This year's Doors Open Toronto event offers a multitude of exciting buildings and sites spread around the GTA to explore over this weekend. To get the most out of the weekend, we've created a ... read more

Architectural Firms Opening For Doors Open 2014

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, Diamond Schmitt
May 22, 2014 3:15 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Doors Open 2014 is coming this weekend for the festival's 15th year of behind-the-scenes public access to some of Toronto's most famous and well guarded landmarks. On May 24th and May 25th, many ... read more

New Doors to Enter at Toronto's 15th Annual Doors Open Event

Artscape Youngplace, Doors Open TO
May 16, 2014 1:35 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
With warmer weather comes open doors. Toronto's Doors Open event, which offers Torontonians opportunities to get a look through over 150 buildings and places vital to the city and its culture both ... read more

Doors Open 2014 Offers Rare Views Across Toronto

Doors Open 2014 Toronto Peter Gilgan Centre SickKids Building Observation
May 15, 2014 4:25 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Heads up for all of those who appreciate a good skyline view: keep May 24th and 25th open! Amongst the buildings that will open during the 15th Annual Doors Open ... read more

Doors Open Toronto Announces Full Lineup for 2014

Doors Open Toronto, Great Gulf Homes
April 28, 2014 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
For those with an interest in Toronto buildings, architecture and history, Doors Open Toronto — presented by Great Gulf Homes, is one of the most exciting times of the year. The annual ... 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

Five Cool Places to Visit this weekend at Doors Open Toronto

Waterfront Toronto Queens Quay Rendering Downtown
May 23, 2013 5:55 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Doors Open Toronto, the highly anticipated yearly urban-explorathon, is happening this Saturday and Sunday. For thirteen years Doors Open has offered you and me an oppurtunity to peak behind ... read more

The Modern Home Tour Comes to Toronto

Albany Ave Residence, Toronto
May 22, 2013 2:20 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Getting a chance to step inside and examine your neighbour's home isn't a common occurrence, but with events like Doors Open Toronto and The Modern Home Tour we are more often getting a chance to ... 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