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You’re Invited to Doors Open Toronto: Celebration of Toronto Buildings May 23 & 24, 2015

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2015 Theme is Sports, Recreation and Leisure

May 23 & 24, 2015

FREE Admissions

to

More Than 155 Buildings
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

For a FREE city-wide celebration, the annual Doors Open Toronto will take place on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24.

  • This event offers FREE and rare access to more than 155 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city, such as:
    • Aga Khan Museum,
    • Artscape Wychwood Barns,
    • Bridgepoint Active Healthcare,
    • Gladstone Hotel,
    • City Hall, Amsterdam Brewery,
    • Bata Shoe Museum,
    • Hariri Pontarini Architects,
    • Winter Garden Theatre,
    • gh3, and
    • Commerce Court North.

Doors Open Toronto 2015 includes the following highlights:

University of Toronto's Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport | Credit: Tom Arban
University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport | Credit: Tom Arban

  • In honour of this summer’s TORONTO 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games, this year’s theme – Sports, Recreation and Leisure – offers attendees a sneak peek inside private and public recreational sites ranging from aquatic centres to athletics stadiums.
    • The building lineup includes the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport and the Toronto Track and Field Centre, which will serve as athlete training and warmup facilities during the Games.
  • An exciting program of FREE and themed Walking Tours sponsored by the University of Toronto will also be available during the Doors Open Toronto weekend.
    • Tours will delve into the stories, histories and architecture of a wide variety of Toronto’s neighbourhoods.
  • “OpenInsights” Speakers Series on current topics in design and architecture.

Full program details, including a complete list of this year’s buildings, tours and talks, will be available at toronto.ca/doorsopen, on Facebook and on Twitter in late April.

Enjoy! / Amusez-vous bien !

NEWS RELEASE

10-Mar-2015

This spring’s Doors Open Toronto to showcase the city’s sporty side

The 16th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf returns on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24, offering free and rare access to more than 155 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.

In honour of this summer’s TORONTO 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games, this year’s theme – Sports, Recreation and Leisure – offers attendees a sneak peek inside private and public recreational sites ranging from aquatic centres to athletics stadiums. The building lineup includes the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport and the Toronto Track and Field Centre, which will serve as athlete training and warmup facilities during the Games.

An exciting program of free and themed Walking Tours sponsored by the University of Toronto will also be available during the Doors Open Toronto weekend. Tours will delve into the stories, histories and architecture of a wide variety of Toronto’s neighbourhoods.

Other offerings this year will include the “OpenInsights” Speakers Series on current topics in design and architecture, as well as special programs and more than 55 new participants in the 2015 building lineup.

Full program details, including a complete list of this year’s buildings, tours and talks, will be available at toronto.ca/doorsopen, on Facebook and on Twitter in late April.

About Doors Open Toronto
Since its inception in 2000, Doors Open Toronto has attracted more than two million visits to nearly 650 unique locations across the city. It is Canada’s largest Doors Open event and one of the three largest Doors Open events in the world. Doors Open Toronto is dedicated to built heritage, architecture and design. It is presented by Great Gulf and produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the broader community.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

Justine Palinska
Economic Development and Culture
416-395-7318
jpalins@toronto.ca

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