Doors Open Toronto is one of our favourite events of the year, and it’s back for its 18th edition this weekend.
While every building among this year’s participants is worth a tour, realistically, ain’t nobody got time for that (more than 150 of Toronto’s most interesting institutions will open their doors this year).
That’s why we’ve narrowed down the list to a few favourites – here are 7 worth checking out this weekend…
A marvel of modern Japanese architecture, the Aga Khan Museum will showcase the play of light in the open-roofed courtyard, the graceful dome of the Auditorium, and the beautiful Bellerive Room, plus plenty of special activations, all weekend.
Address: 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto
One Spadina isn’t officially open yet, which makes a tour of this spectacular building even more appealing. The historic site will house the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, so you know it’ll be special.
Address: 1 Spadina Crescent, Toronto
Downsview Park and York University are not yet accessible to the public, as they are set to open in December. But for the first time ever, you’ll be able to take a peak at the stations during Doors Open.
Address: Downsview Park Station – 1245 Sheppard Avenue West, Toronto
York University Station – 4700 Keele Street, Toronto
Any chance to visit the city’s most iconic music venue is one to be taken, which is especially true this weekend, when you’ll be able to take centre stage for a truly special perspective.
Address: 178 Victoria Street, Toronto
Built in 1931, this heritage building takes you back to another era of Toronto’s financial district. You’ll get a chance to explore some of the usually restricted areas of the tower, and a glimpse of its masterpiece ceiling is always worth it.
Address: 25 King Street West, Toronto
You simply won’t find a better opportunity to have a great time at a water treatment plant. On top of checking out a cool municipal building, you’ll also be treated to the sounds of the Wavelength music festival.
Address: 2701 Queen Street East, Scarborough
A building almost as old the the country, Toronto’s Old City Hall invites you to explore all its grandeur and history this weekend.
Address: 60 Queen Street West, Toronto