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May 25, 2017
Doors Open Toronto keynote event at East Harbour building
The keynote event kicking off Doors Open Toronto on Friday, May 26 will pose and try to answer the question "What is Canadian Architecture?" This event will offer media and the public a rare chance to explore East Harbour, the former Lever Brothers factory, for the first time since 2009.

The keynote event will feature discussion by a panel consisting of internationally renowned architects A.J. Diamond, Omar Gandhi, Valerie Gow, Murray Legge, Susan Scott and Pierre Thibault. The discussion will be moderated by Beth Kapusta, a Toronto-based consultant and architecture writer.

Date: Friday, May 26
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: East Harbour, 21 Don Roadway (free parking)

Note to media: Access to the keynote and spokespeople availability can be arranged by emailing or by calling 647-462-0969.

The keynote event is produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the Toronto Society of Architects.

Information about Doors Open Toronto, including the OpenInsights Speaker Series and a complete list of participating buildings, is available at

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 broader community. Look for information and updates at and on social media:
Facebook at, Twitter at and Instagram at The event hashtag is #DOT17.

About TO Canada with Love
TO Canada with Love is the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday. The program is Toronto's cultural love letter to the country, offering a rich tapestry of more than 30 City-produced events taking place across the city throughout 2017. Look for information and updates at and on social media: Facebook at, Twitter at, Instagram at and Snapchat at http://www.SpecialEventsTO.
The program hashtag is #C150TO.

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. In 2017, Toronto will honour Canada's 150th birthday with "TO Canada with Love," a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions. 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 on Twitter at and on Instagram at

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Justine Palinska
Economic Development and Culture



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