Doors Open Ontario returns in person to Toronto this month

After a hiatus due to the pandemic, Doors Open Ontario is back, with Toronto participating later this month!

Doors Open Ontario, a program of the Ontario Heritage Trust, gives people an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at some of the province’s cultural and natural wonders. You will be able to take a look at the spaces normally closed to the public!

“We invite everyone to take advantage of this holiday opportunity to step out during this Doors Open Ontario season to rediscover the province’s heritage treasures firsthand.” John Ecker, president of the Ontario Heritage Trust, in a press release. “Old or new, each site will deepen your understanding of ontario history and showcase the breadth of our local heritage.”

Doors Open Toronto will take place on May 28 and 29. More than 100 sites will participate! This year, the deals at Nathan Phillips Square have also increased! There will be photography exhibits, sculptures, live music and guided walking tours.

There will be nine free walking tours throughout the weekend. They will explore the history and architecture of Toronto in various neighborhoods. Be sure to sign up for the sites you want to see, as space is limited!

Whether you want to visit an old fire station, an old mill, or see the inside of a mosque, Doors Open Toronto has plenty of amazing spaces to visit. See all participating sites on the City’s Doors Open Toronto website.

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Doors Open Ontario will reach nine cities in the province. The program will start in Peterborough on May 7 and will end in Cornwall on August 20 and 21.

Can’t do it in person? Don’t worry, Digital Doors Open has plenty of videos for you to watch from the comfort of your own home.

Here is a full list of participating cities:

  • peterborough (May 7)
  • hamilton (May 7-8)
  • Toronto (May 28-29)
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville (June 4)
  • Ottawa (June 4-5)
  • Oxford-Ingersoll (June 18)
  • loyalist municipality (June 18)
  • Saint Catherine (20th of August)
  • Cornwall and SDG counties (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry) (August 20-21)

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