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May 20, 2009
Mayor Miller to kick off 10th annual Doors Open Toronto
  
On Friday, May 22, join Mayor David Miller and host Mary Ito of CBC Radio One 99.1 FM to kick off the festivities for the 10th anniversary of Doors Open Toronto.

When: Friday, May 22
Time: 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park

The free celebrations, beginning at 4:30 p.m., will include Middle Eastern music by Maza Meze, Lit City readings and a panel with authors Dionne Brand, Barry Callaghan, Amy Lavender Harris and Paul Quarrington (6:30 p.m.), and a concert by Porkbelly Futures (8 p.m.). Attendees can test their Toronto literary knowledge for a chance to win great prizes from Open Book Toronto throughout the evening. All museum galleries will be open for free.

Doors Open Toronto invites residents and visitors on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24 to explore 175 buildings, from heritage landmarks to modern structures, from hidden gems to mansions and museums. Many of the buildings are not normally open to the public and admission to all buildings is free. Most buildings are open on one or both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with exceptions. Please confirm times for each venue. No pre-registration or tickets are required. See the complete program at http://www.toronto.ca/doorsopen.

Doors Open Toronto is produced by the City of Toronto and sponsored by the Toronto Star. CBC is the media sponsor; Woodcliffe is the program sponsor.

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. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
Jane French, Doors Open Toronto and Lit City, 416-338-0496, cell: 416-873-3462, jfrench@toronto.ca
Vanessa Higgs, Program Development Officer, Cultural Services, 416-338-0045, cell: 416-707-9165, vhiggs@toronto.ca





 

 

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