Film & Architecture Programs
Doors Open Toronto sent out a call last summer for projects that speak especially to film, to be produced at Doors Open Toronto.
Location: The Regent Theatre
Dates & Times: May 26 and May 27, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Presented in partnership with Culture of Cities Centre
Visitors will see The Regent Theatre through the eyes of a new generation of Torontonians as part of a special project in partnership with Culture of Cities. They can contemplate the Regent Theatre’s 90-year-long past, and its ongoing presence as a community hub and post-production facility for some of Canada’s leading films. Student screenings and tours of the cinema will take place throughout the weekend. Vintage projectors, film posters, along with historical placards about the Regent Theatre will be displayed.
Location: Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, 30 College Street
Dates & Times: May 26 and May 27 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Presented in partnership with Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
7th Generation Image Makers will tell their story of Indigenous Tkaronto through an interactive display of photography and video art. 7th Generation Image Makers is the staple arts program of Native Child and Family Services of Toronto. Housed at the Native Youth Resource Centre, 7th Generation Image Makers operates a fully functioning art studio and provides arts programming for Indigenous youth, ages 16-24. Since 1995, this multidisciplinary arts program has been committed to providing accessible and professional quality workshops and opportunities in a culturally safe and supportive environment.
Date & Time: Sunday, May 27, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Presented in partnership with the Toronto Society of Architects.
Meet the architects and designers behind some 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 to get a unique perspective on the design process and to see firsthand how architects can have an impact on our lives through the 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 is available here. Please note that the majority of the firms are open only on Sunday May 27th. Consult the building pages for more details on operating hours.
Location: Zoomerplex, 70 Jefferson Ave.
Dates & Times: Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Presented in partnership with Diaspora Dialogues
Tired of going to the movies and wondering if that American Ivy League school is really UofT in disguise? Join DD @ Doors Open Toronto, presented by Great Gulf, to celebrate films and filmmakers where Toronto is in the starring role. Watch movies including NATASHA by award-winning author/filmmaker David Bezmozgis; listen to great interviews including Sharon Lewis (BROWN GIRL BEGINS, SISTAHS, RUDE) about the process of adapting literary works for film. Full program lineup: Diaspora Dialogues.