Doors Open Toronto features programs highlighting the theme “20 Something” through architecture, youth, and Indigenous communities in Toronto.

Location: Main Parking Lot, Eglinton Maintenance and Storage Facility
Date & Time: May 25, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Presented in partnership with Crosslinx Transit Solutions and Urban Arts Toronto

Two young women painting.UrbanArts, with Metrolinx and Crosslinx Transit Solutions, present a series of art performances by youth artists exploring turning points in a young person’s life. Turning Point pays homage to the Mount Dennis community, marking its re-development into a major transit hub in the city of Toronto.

Location: Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, 30 College Street
Date & Time: May 25 and May 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Presented in partnership with Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

Black and white photograph of a busy city street filled with street cars, cars, and pedestrians.
City Slickers by Trevaun Banks

Two art installations and an outreach/vendor table featuring Indigenous youth artists from 7th Generation Image Makers, the signature interdisciplinary arts and media program at Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (NCFST).

Tkaronto 2039 combines the high-energy and animation of a live-painting in NCFST’s beautiful rooftop garden, while also providing a reflective space where visitors can view works in a quiet gallery setting. These artistic animations look at Indigenous futurities and storytelling in Tkaronto through painting and digital media.

Locations: Various
Date & Time: May 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Presented in partnership with the Toronto Society of Architects

Studio with a wall filled with architectural drawings and photos. In front of this, small models of a building are placed on a table.
Image courtesy of Scott Norsworthy.

Meet the architects and designers behind more than 15 of Toronto’s most celebrated buildings and find out what happens behind the scenes in studios all over the city. Explore the architects’ workspace for an inside look into how buildings and spaces are designed.

See a range of offices from small to mid-sized, located in renovated garages, storefront spaces and heritage buildings and to see firsthand how architects can have an impact on our lives through built environment. Visit studios in your neighbourhood, or see them all. You can create your own itinerary by using the printable version of the map.

Note: The majority of the firms are open only on Sunday, May 26. Consult the Building page for operating hours.

Doors Open Toronto 2019 Architects Studio Tours Map

Location: Toronto Media Arts Centre
Date & Time: May 25 and May 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Presented in partnership with Pop Sandbox Productions

A person's hand tapping on a mobile screen. The title "Explore Locked Places" is above the mobile phone.
ON-FOOT: West Queen West Tour

The ON-FOOT app presents immersive walking tours of Toronto with rich interactive storytelling and dynamic audio-visual. Launches May 20 with the ON-FOOT: West Queen West Tour, which brings together the award-winning work of local street photographers: Patrick Cummins and Ivaan Kotulsky, with historical commentary by acclaimed journalist and local resident Garvia Bailey, to explore the neighbourhood’s radical transformation and compelling history over the last 40 years. In conjunction with the app’s release, an exhibition of select works will be held at the Toronto Media Arts Centre May 20 to 30.

In order to download the app for free, please visit the ON FOOT application booth at the Toronto Media Arts Centre.

Location: John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto
Date & Time: May 25 and May 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Presented in partnership with the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto

A still of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design building on a cloudy day.
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design

The Daniels Faculty will exhibit the work of its undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the Faculty: Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, and Visual Studies. Projects on display examine how, where, and in what form Toronto may grow, change, and transform over the next decades and beyond, as issues such as climate change, intensification of transit, densification of urban sites, and the city’s civic identity are addressed.

Students will lead interactive workshops for children and their parents on city building (first-come first-serve).

Locations: Architecture Building, Ryerson University
Date & Time: May 25 and May 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Presented in partnership with Ryerson University, Department of Architecture Science

A group of students crowded around a speaker.
Ryerson University

An exhibition of works by Ryerson students from the Department of Architecture Science including workshops, presentations, and models. Visitors can experience the nature of architectural education, see the creative work done in the department and interact with students.

Works by emerging designers and their visions for a future urban environment will be on display.

Location: Artscape Weston Common
Date & Time: May 25, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Multi-coloured building on a sunny cloudy day.
Artscape Weston Common

An exciting afternoon of arts, culture and community kicking off the 2019 Cultural Hotspot. Celebrate Doors Open Toronto at the newly opened community cultural hub, Artscape Weston Common. Meet the people behind some of the most creative community-based projects in north Etobicoke and York areas while enjoying dance and music performances, interactive art installations and delicious treats.