MAP Partners & Doors Open Toronto 2012
Doors Open Toronto is one of my favourite events in the city. It's amazing how I can walk by a building on a daily basis but not really see it. I love the opportunity to look beyond the concrete jungle; to find out more about the history behind buildings in and around my neighbourhood.
For 2012, Doors Open Toronto (Saturday, May 26 & Sunday, May 27) will focus on 200 Years of Building Our City. Find out more about the people and personalities associated with our city's history. This year's event features 135 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings.
Listed below are our Sun Life Financial Museum + Arts Pass partners who will be taking part in this year's Doors Open Toronto. Make it a family outing and take the time to go and explore some of our city's architectural gems. All for free!
- Colborne Lodge in High Park
- Fort York National Historic Site
- Gibson House Museum
- Mackenzie House
- Montgomery's Inn
- Scarborough Museum
- Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens
- Todmorden Mills Heritage Site
- Black Creek Pioneer Village
- Casa Loma Stables and Potting Shed (the main house of Casa Loma is not part of Doors Open)
- Gardiner Museum
Interested in finding out more about the history behind some of the buildings in your neighbourhood or in the city? These books, and more, are available at the library:
Bold Visions: The Architecture of the Royal Ontario Museum
Inside Toronto: Urban Interiors, 1880s to 1920s
A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Toronto