Explore Toronto's Buildings
Saturday, May 27 — Sunday, May 28, 2017
The 18th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf returns on May 27 and 28!
In honour of Canada's 150th birthday, the theme is «15 Decades of Canadian Architecture.»
The 2017 edition will feature 150 buildings representing each decade since the 1860s. For more information visit: ow.ly/dWV3309FPIW
Make sure sure you visit the Doors Open Toronto Facebook page for full event listings, coming soon!
Visit Toronto's Historic Sites (operated by the City of Toronto) for FREE:
Colborne Lodge: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tours every twenty minutes, last tour at 4:30 pm.
*High Park construction limits access to the museum by car; pedestrian only entrance at south end of High Park/Lakeshore entry.
Fort York National Historic Site: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fort York opens its doors for this annual celebration of history and architecture. Enjoy special tours of some of Toronto's oldest architecture and original War of 1812 buildings or stroll the grounds of this National Historic Site.
Gibson House Museum: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Gibson House Museum participates in this city-wide celebration of Toronto’s architectural heritage with self-guided tours through the historic house, some behind-the-scenes access to artifact storage areas and an opportunity to learn how the museum documents, conserves and manages its collection of artifacts.
Zion Schoolhouse: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Walk right into 1910 when you visit Zion Schoolhouse, DOT is is a great opportunity to explore this rare, one-room schoolhouse that is not usually open to the public.
Mackenzie House: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last admission: 4:30 p.m.
Mackenzie House participates in this city-wide celebration of Toronto’s architectural heritage.
The Market Gallery: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last Admission: 4:30 p.m.
There will be a special St. Lawrence Neighbourhood and market history presentation with behind-the-scenes tour of the art vault, starting every hour on the hour, throughout the day.
Montgomery's Inn: 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate this architectural urban adventure with free admission to the museum. Hourly trolley tours of the Islington Village Murals courtesy of the Islington Village BIA.
Scarborough Museum: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit the Cornell House and McCowan Log House. Check out what's baking and go on an exciting scavenger hunt. Prizes for all!
Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Spadina participates in this city-wide celebration of Toronto’s architectural heritage.
Todmorden Mills Heritage Site: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry at 4:30 p.m.) Tour the grounds and learn about the rich history of Todmorden Mills and the surrounding Don Valley. Visitors can discover the lives of Toronto working families as seen through the two historic homes recently restored to the 1890s and wartime 1940s. Tours are scheduled for both days.
Tag your #DOT17 photos with @TOhistoricsites on Twitter and Instagram! We want to see your history adventures!
To know more please link to: toronto.ca/doorsopen