Toronto Society of Architects Brings Back Three Events for Doors Open Toronto 2024

The Toronto Society of Architects (TSA) has announced the comeback of popular events that will be part of this year's edition of Doors Open Toronto.

TSA Tour – Village – Photo by Joel Leon (DOT2024)

The Toronto Society of Architects (TSA) has announced the return of their three popular in-person programs—as well as the addition of a new family program—as part of this year’s Doors Open Toronto.

Doors Open Toronto is an annual event organized by the City of Toronto in partnership with the wider community, and provides rare public access for one weekend to architecturally and culturally significant buildings across the city.

The free weekend-long celebration of architecture and public space will take place on Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, 2024. This edition of the event will feature over 150 sites for exploration, walking tours, and more.

TSA St. Lawrence Tour – Photo by ScottNorsworthy (DOT2024)

As part of Doors Open weekend, the TSA has also organized two special programs which reflect this year’s theme, “Hidden Histories” and will include a public panel discussion on the layered process of city building at Evergreen Brick Works and two different one-hour walking tours: Stories of St. Lawrence and Stories of the Church and Wellesley Village.

This year, Open Studio, an initiative providing behind-the-scenes access to architecture studios across the city, will also be making a comeback. This year’s edition includes the participation of 14 studios in 11 different locations, as well as a number of related sites including the Ontario Association of Architects Headquarters, and the schools of architecture at the University of Toronto and Toronto Metropolitan University.

The studios include Taylor Hazell Architects, Project Studio Architects, Dubbeldam Architecture + Design, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto, DTAH, Three Architecture Practices at 18 Gloucester Lane, Department of Architectural Sciences, Toronto Metropolitan University, HOK, Guido Costantino Projects Inc., RAW Design Inc., SvN Architects + Planners, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Q4 Architects Inc., and OAA.

TSA Tour – Village – Photo by Jocelyn Squire

New this year is TSA Paper City, a family-friendly activity happening at the Ontario Association of Architects Headquarters that invites kids and their families to build structures and add them to a large community art piece; a paper metropolis.

For more information about Doors Open Toronto, click here.