Doors Open Toronto - Submit A Building
Submit a building - 2012 Doors Open Toronto
Doors Open Toronto May 26 & 27, 2012
If you are a building representative and would like to submit your building for consideration, please first review the building criteria and 2013 theme, then complete the submission form by January 31, 2013.
Members of the Public
Is there a building in Toronto you would like to see participate in Doors Open Toronto 2013? If you are a member of the public and would like to recommend a building please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide as much information as you can to assist us in our research.
Building Criteria – Doors Open Toronto 2013
Preference will be given to buildings that meet the following criteria:
- Buildings that are not usually open to the public or have areas not usually open to the public, but have some significant architectural features and/or have historical, social, as well as cultural significance to the city.
- Buildings that are open to the public, but have some significant architectural features and/or have historical, social, as well as cultural significance to the city. (ex: churches, banquet halls, theatres)
- Buildings that can commit to opening their doors for two full days, 10 am to 5 pm. The 2013 dates are: May 25 & 26
- Buildings that are celebrating significant anniversaries
- Buildings recognized by heritage, urban design and/or architectural awards
- Buildings with significant original interior features and/or successful adaptive reuse features
- Buildings that feature contemporary design excellence and/or innovative green/sustainable/LEED elements
- Buildings in destination clusters (several venues in one area)
- Buildings representing the cultural diversity of Toronto
In addition to the above criteria:
- Buildings that can demonstrate enhanced or thematic programming will be given preference (Architect’s tours, children’s activities, live music or theatrical performances)
Theme – Doors Open Toronto 2013
Doors Open Toronto 2013 celebrates Toronto's buildings that are home to Creators, Makers and Innovators.
Amazingly diverse, skilled and talented people gather in Toronto from around the world, coalescing into strong collaborative networks. These networks have spawned amazing physical sites such as the TIFF Bell Lightbox building, the MaRS District, the Artscape buildings, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and the Riverdale Hub. Toronto has an amazing number of older buildings that are renovated to enter the 21st century, re-purposed and given a new lease on life. As this happens, new organizations develop their own sites: housing the makers and designers of furniture and decorative materials for residential housing and contemporary office spaces; creating space for cultural innovation and creative think tanks; educating a generation of new cultural and scientific creators, industrial and commercial makers, technological, economic and communications innovators.