Media Advisory: 147 buildings open their doors for the free eighth annual Doors Open Toronto May 26 and 27|
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This weekend, Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, Doors Open Toronto invites residents and visitors to explore 147 extraordinary buildings including historical landmarks, architectural gems, contemporary spaces, cultural places and more. This year, there is a special focus on ‘green,’ as many venues on the lineup represent the growing number of new and retrofit green, sustainable buildings in Toronto. Doors Open Toronto is presented by the Toronto Star and is a Signature Event of Toronto Culture and Live with Culture.
Dates: Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27
Time: Building hours vary; many are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on one or both days.
Please confirm times for each building by visiting, http://www.toronto.ca/doorsopen and click on “Buildings to Visit.”
Location: City-wide event with 147 buildings; 38 buildings are new additions this year and among them, 21 are designated officially ‘green’.
Building highlights include:
§ Bloorview Kids Rehab: 150 Kilgour Rd.
§ Cecilia Murphy Building (official green): 11 Coatsworth Cres.
§ Fairmont Royal York: 100 Front St. W.
§ Fort York, National Historic Site: 100 Garrison Rd.
§ Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts: 145 Queen St. W.
§ Horse Palace Green Roof (official green): 15 Nova Scotia Ave.
§ Levitt Goodman House (official green): 328 Euclid Ave.
§ Metro Label Company Ltd. (official green): 999 Progress Ave.
§ Ravina Project (official green): 75 Ravina Cres.
§ St. Jamestown Sailing Club: 100 Garrison Rd.
§ Steamwhistle Brewing, The Roundhouse (official green): 255 Bremner Blvd.
§ University of Toronto: Multi Faith Centre - Koffler Institute (official green): 569 Spadina Ave.
§ TTC Bay Lower: 1234 Bay St.
The Doors Open Toronto weekend information centre is located in the Barbara Frum Atrium, CBC Broadcasting Centre, Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., at 250 Front St. W. Be sure to pick up the second annual “Kids’ Guide to Doors Open Toronto” and the “Green Companion Guide” available at CBC and select venues. Visit http://www.toronto.ca/doorsopen for a complete list of buildings, photo gallery and news releases. Public event information: 416-205-2670 (event weekend only).
Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.
Jane French, Doors Open Toronto, Toronto Culture, 416-338-0496, 416-570-1031 (cell)
Kristen Juschkewitsch, Toronto Culture, 416-338-0495, 416-553-1451 (cell)