Doors Open Ontario has announced their 2012 line-up with 57 events across the province and a War of 1812 Bicentennial theme.
Doors Open Toronto 2012 looks back over the past 200 years to reveal the fascinating personalities who shaped Toronto's architecture and history.
More than 135 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings will open their doors for the weekend and highlight the people who built our city. All for free!
Free AdmissionCity of Toronto is proud to present the annual Doors Open Toronto — one weekend, once a year — when close to 150 buildings of architectural, historic, cultural and social significance open their doors to the public for a city-wide celebration.
The program allows visitors free access to properties that are either not usually open to the public, or would normally charge an entrance fee. Many locations have organized guided tours, displays and activities to enrich the visitor experience.
View Doors Open Toronto 2011 Buildings list
City in Focus2012's theme is commemorating the war of 1812. This theme will determine some venues selected for the roster and inspire thematic event-weekend programming including (but not limited to):
- – historic; e.g. showcase archival photo or camera collections
- – contemporary; e.g. demonstrate cutting-edge digital work at educational and innovation institutions
- – industrial; e.g. tours of photography processing facilities
- – commercial; e.g. photography studios (in some cases, family businesses)
- – artistic; e.g. behind-the-scenes tours of photography galleries