Doors Open Toronto kicks off later this May and it’s your chance to explore hundreds of buildings that are usually closed to the public. Eager to find out which sites you can check out? Keep on reading.

The overall event, Doors Open Ontario, includes cities across the province that will unlock doors to all kinds of buildings, spaces, and sites that are either private or you normally have to pay to enter.

You can explore the inside of the iconic cenotaph clock tower in Niagara-on-the-Lake, a real-life heritage village, an old two-story firehouse and so much more, all for free.

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As for Toronto, there are about 150 locations available to explore. The City of Toronto has an interactive map where you can filter down the buildings available based on the day you chose to take part in the event.

Many destinations also offer special experiences in addition to free access, including walking tours, interactive experiences, special exhibitions, and more.

Some of the buildings you can explore include:

  • Franklin Carmichael Art Centre
  • The Archives of Ontario
  • Q4 Architects Studio
  • JUNO Awards & MusiCounts Office
  • Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
  • Textile Museum of Canada
  • Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
  • JAZZ.FM91
  • Fort York National Historic Site
  • 401 Richmond Ltd.

And much MUCH more.

Doors Open Toronto will take place on May 27th and 28th. We can’t wait!

Doors Open Toronto

When: May 27th and 28th, 2023
Where: Multiple buildings across Toronto
Cost: Free