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May 27, 2016
Doors Open Toronto features access to more than 130 buildings this weekend
The 17th annual Doors Open Toronto, presented by Great Gulf, returns this weekend, May 28 and 29, offering free and rare access to more than 130 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city. The event includes 40 new participants this year, walking tours, talks and other special programming.

Most venues will be open to media and the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Detailed locations and hours are available at

Event updates will also be available through social media at and Twitter at @doors_openTO throughout the weekend.

Media note: Building previews, tours, access to Karim Rashid keynote tonight (Friday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m.) and spokespeople availability for media can be arranged by emailing

About Doors Open Toronto
Since its inception in 2000, Doors Open Toronto has attracted more than two-million visits to over 700 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 celebrating built heritage, architecture and design. It is presented by Great Gulf and produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the community.

Look for information and updates at, Facebook at, Twitter at @doors_openTO and Instagram at @doors_opento. The event's hashtag is #DOT16.

About Great Gulf
Established in 1975, the Great Gulf Group of companies including Great Gulf, Ashton Woods Homes, First Gulf Corporation, Tucker HiRise Construction, H+ME Technology and Taboo Resort Golf and Spa, is one of North America’s premier real estate organizations. With major projects in Canada and the United States, the company’s fully-integrated activities span the entire real estate spectrum.

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. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

Media Contact
Anastasia Saradoc
Economic Development & Culture



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