Doors Open Toronto, now in its 12th year, is an annual event when approximately 150 buildings of architectural, historic, cultural and social significance to the city of Toronto open their doors to the public for this free city-wide celebration.
Doors Open Toronto was developed as a millennium project in 2000, by the City of Toronto (developed from a European model) and has since attracted over 1.7 million residents and tourists. Doors Open Toronto gives people of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to learn about Toronto's history, get involved and celebrate Toronto's built heritage.
Doors Open Toronto was the first city in North America to launch this type of program and has inspired similar programs across Canada and in the United States. Many participating buildings organize guided tours, exhibits, displays and activities to enrich the visitor experience.
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