19th Doors Open Toronto offers a rare glimpse into local architecture studios
The 19th annual Doors Open Toronto — presented by Great Gulf — provides an opportunity to see inside more than 130 of the most architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city. This year’s theme, “Film: The Great Romance” explores the city’s film and television industry. With more than 1,400 on-location film, television and digital media productions taking place in the city each year, Toronto is North America’s third largest screen-based production centre and the heart of Canada’s film and television sector.
This year, Doors Open Toronto shines a spotlight on the city’s film and television industry. The Doors Open Toronto program features historic cinemas, film and television studios, post-production houses, digital media studios, artist-run centres and film training schools. The program also highlights buildings that have been featured in film and television, many of which are often not open to the public.
Architecture takes an especially prominent place in this year’s program, with a variety of Toronto studios opening their doors to the public on Sunday, May 27th. Organized in partnership with the Toronto Society of Architects, the Open Studio Program will feature Altius Architecture, Atelier Kastelic Buffey, Building Arts Architects, Denegri Bessai Studio, DTAH, Moriyama & Teshima Architects, PARTISANS, Raw Design, SvN Architects + Planners, and TACT Architecture.
Headlining this year’s tour program, over 130 buildings will once again be opening their doors to the general public. Ranging from single-family homes to high-rise offices, major cultural institutions, places of worship, and performance venues, a full list of participating buildings is now available via the City of Toronto, linked here. Opening hours are also listed for each participating building. The 19th annual Doors Open Toronto will take place on the weekend of May 26-27.