Enjoy Doors Open Toronto from the comfort of your home through the following virtual experiences.

In addition, a selection of sites are offering both virtual and in-person experiences: Toronto City Hall, City of Toronto Archives and St. Matthew’s United Church.

The Invincible Showcase AFROWAVETO poster featuring portraits and names of Temi, Lexxicon, Nathan Baya, Gabyboy, Bucatti Bonsu, Don Richie, Everythingoshaun and Jbwai

Experience the new wave in the Toronto Afro Music Industry. AFROWAVETO invites everyone to watch and enjoy the local talent from across Toronto perform various works, as well as learn what goes on behind the scenes of this dedicated organization.

Exterior view of Archives of Ontario building

Located at York University’s Keele Campus, the Archives of Ontario is the largest provincial archives in Canada, with a vast collection that includes textual (paper) items, photographs, maps, architectural drawings and audio, video and film recordings. It is also home to the Government of Ontario Art Collection. Browse the many online exhibits or piece together Ontario’s history by completing an online jigsaw puzzle.

Exterior view of CHIRS building

Every year, 18,000 individuals in Ontario sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury. No two brain injuries are alike and each person has their own unique experience. Community Head Injury Resource Services shares some of these stories with audiences through various online presentations, including discussion panel, videos and art presentations.

Group of four female performers

Honey Jam is a non-profit multicultural, multi-genre all-female youth artist development program, which provides educational mentoring, performance and networking opportunities.

The Honey Jam annual emerging artist showcase has been a summer favourite for 27 years. Hear hip hop, pop, country, jazz, gospel, folk and even opera.

Enjoy performances and workshops

Exterior view of Jazz.FM91 radio station building

Jazz lives in every corner of the JAZZ.FM91 building with moments captured on plaques, an immense record collection, books, a theatre, knowledgeable hosts and so much more. The organization is a unique not-for-profit radio station, supported by the most incredible donors.

Get ready for some great surprises by taking the Jazz.FM91 virtual building tour.

Take virtual tour

Room with purple velvet chairs, a coffee table, wooden paneling on the walls, a fireplace, and photographs on the walls

The Lieutenant Governor’s Suite comprises several state rooms and offices inside the northwest wing of the Legislative Building at Toronto’s Queen’s Park. It is the working office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, currently the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell. It is the venue of many significant constitutional events, such as the appointment and resignation of Premiers of Ontario, the swearing-in of cabinet ministers, and the granting of Royal Assent for bills passed by the Legislature. Her Honour hosts foreign heads of state and government, diplomatic and consular representatives, and distinguished visitors in the Suite; it is also a place to host community groups for awards ceremonies, receptions and meetings.

Take virtual tour of the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite

Exterior view of historic Mackenzie House

Partake in a 40-minute online workshop that explores the history of the printing press in China, Korea, and Iran – from early movable type to non-Greek letters in printing. Workshops are available at various times over the Doors Open weekend. No pre-registration is required.

Find a workshop

Exterior view of Massey Hall at night with neon sign

Celebrate the re-opening of this Toronto landmark. Visit this virtual Doors Open experience to learn about the historic revitalization of Massey Hall and explore online content to enjoy music, learning experiences and more.

Three people wearing Myseum t-shirts looking at a newspaper in front of the Revue theatre

Myseum is Toronto’s museum, complete with engaging programs and experiences that showcase the history, spaces, culture(s), architecture and the people that represent Toronto’s unique place in the world.

Check out its ever-changing events, unique Quarantine Edition exhibit called Images of Resistance: An Archive of Action, as well as its many online tours – interactive experiences that you can enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home or in the palm of your hand. Tours include:

Myseum is also participating in Doors Open Toronto as part of the 401 Richmond building offerings with its exhibit 36 Questions That Lead to Loving TO.

Teenager in a kitchen plays with blue slime. Text overlay says Do It Yourself Science Fun at Home

To mark Canada’s centennial, the Ontario Science Centre was built as one of the first interactive science museums in the world. Since it opened in 1969, the Science Centre has become a significant cultural attraction where visitors of all ages can learn through play.

Its Do It Yourself series will inspire your inner scientist – from games to experiments. Regular Facebook Live events connect you with Science Centre educators and hosts – learning about everything from snakes and bees to paper planes and outer space. And don’t forget to check out Teacher Resources and Science at Home activities with easy-to-follow educational videos.

Aerial view of Port Lands

Explore the future river valley virtually as it is constructed, and see what is being built in the Port Lands.

Interior view of concert hall at the Royal Conservatory of Music

Watch a variety virtual pre-recorded concerts courtesy of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Browse Royal Conservatory.live or enjoy any of the following concerts:

Lightbox on the side of a building featuring Katharine Harvey's artwork of classical harp and laurel wreaths

Great Gulf commissioned artist Katharine Harvey to create a series of large-scale lightboxes for the Yonge & Rich condominium development at 25 Richmond Street East. Renowned glass studio Mayer of Munich fabricated the artist’s designs for the 420 square feet of hand-painted float glass featured in three areas of the building. Three panes of glass arranged inches apart in depth appear to move when the viewer walks past the art installation. The glass piece “Shea’s Victoria” recalls the elaborately decorated Beaux-Arts theatre, which stood on this site from 1910 to 1956.

inkblotmedia.ca created an intriguing short film about conception and creation of Shea’s Victoria.

Watch film

Four female musicians and instrumentsA selection of culturally diverse artists from around the globe and around the corner perform their work at the Small World Centre. This venue, studio and cultural hub was opened in 2014 at Toronto Artscape’s Young Place on Shaw Street. Enjoy a dynamic mix of recent musical performances presented by Small World Centre.

Watch performances

Interior of St. George's on the Hill Anglican Church. Red carpet, wooden pews, walls and ceiling painted with gold and scenes, and an ornate chandelier

Join in a virtual, self-guided tour of St. George’s Church on the Hill. Online Q&A sessions will take place at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. on May 28 and 29 which can also be viewed via the virtual tour link above.

Array of historical LGBT+ magazine and book covers, posters and other ephemera

The ArQuives was established to aid in the recovery and preservation of the histories of Canada’s LGBTQ2+ people. Founded in 1973, they have grown to become the largest archive of its kind in the world. Through these collections, you can learn about the history and the struggles faced by – and the resilience of – LGBTQ2+ people.

Learn about the kinds of artifacts found in the archives – and the people who collect and preserve them. Search its online collections or explore its digital exhibits for more information. Contact The ArQuives at queeries@arquives.ca.

Black and white view from the stage of a concert hall

TO Live’s new website offers family-friendly arts programming. Discover grassroots theatrical performances like The Transformation Project, Canadian dance performances like TESSEL and much more.

Watch performances online

Toronto-Dominion Centre skyscrapers

The Toronto-Dominion Centre is excited to bring a virtual behind-the-scenes look of the iconic TD Centre and TD Bank’s historic 54th floor.

Lion sitting on a rock

The Toronto Zoo – Canada’s largest zoo, at 287 hectares (709 acres), with over 5,000 animals – has a mission to connect people, animals and conservation science to fight extinction. While the site was closed due to COVID-19, the Zoo quickly enhanced its online engagement to remain connected with the public. Now safely reopened, the Zoo has implemented strict new guidelines for in-person visits.

Enjoy a rich digital experience from the Zoo, including lots of home activitieseducator resourcesWild for Life podcasts and much more. Don’t forget to join them on Facebook Live at 1 p.m. daily when one of the Zoo’s expert keepers will introduce you to one of the animals. Check the website for full details.