What to see this year at Doors Open Toronto

Doors Open Toronto is back for another year! Taking place on May 28 and 29, the event grants the public access to over 130 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city. With some of the buildings only open to the public during this annual event, its pretty much the next best thing to snooping through strangers' homes! 

Here are some of our favourite places to check out this weekend: 

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
Aviation lovers, take note! On Saturday, May 28, the airport will be touring Doors Open visitors though the newly built underwater tunnel, as well as giving visitors the rare opportunity to watch planes up close as they take of and land. 

Historic Don Jail
Now the bridgepoint administrative building, get access to the jail not usually open to the public. This one is always a popular Doors Open option, so be sure to plan your schedule accordingly. 

Congregation Knesseth Israel
Because it's always lovely to learn about religions, cultures and traditions, check out the Congregation Knesseth Israel where community members will talk about the history of the Shul as well as guide you around the building, which houses the only Mikvah in the west end of Toronto, and has a number of distinct features. 

Ismaili Centre Toronto
Another great way to learn about religions, this beautiful Islamic centre is open all weekend. The stunning architecture features a beautiful prayer hall with a crystalline glass dome. We may never leave. 

MODERNest House 4
A truly unique way to see how Toronto's architects live. Visitors will have a chance to tour the ground floor and basement and see a home that comlements a contemporary lifestyle for the urban family. 

 

For more information about Doors Open Toronto, visit their website.