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Doors Open at Toronto’s Waterfront – 2023 Edition

Explore the city in ways you never had before.

Doors Open is returning this May with hundreds of sites that are normally closed or hidden from the public. The buildings that participate in Doors Open Toronto are selected for their cultural, historical, or architectural significance.

This year at Toronto’s waterfront, we have 5 organizations opening their doors to the public

Photo: Ports Toronto

May 27 – Billy Bishop Airport

Explore Toronto’s award-winning airport that has been open since 1937! The Billy Bishop Airport is essential for tourism, trade and residential connectivity. 

Get exclusive access to the airport’s safety vehicles and enjoy the self-guided tour through the underwater pedestrian tunnel, fire hall, exhibits, and more!

  • Date: Saturday, May 27
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 
  • Musical Performance: 1:00 PM
Photo: Waterfront Toronto

May 27 – Port Lands Flood Protection Project

Get a birds-eye view of the Port Lands. The Port Lands Flood Protection Project includes digging a new river, including a renaturalized mouth for the Don River. From the top of the viewing platform, visitors can see beyond the fences to the future river channel, riverbanks, and surrounding parks.

  • Date: Saturday, May 27
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Photo: RevelHouse

May 27 – RevelHouse

Access the behind-the-scenes of a ‘Social Architecture’ firm.

RevelHouse creates unforgettable experiences with designs that focus on storytelling and has a unique approach to both public and private spaces. 

RevelHouse clients include The NBA, Oxford Properties, The Rec Room, Fisher Price, and more.

  • Date: Saturday, May 27
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 5 PM

May 27 + 28 – Second City

The Second City in Toronto is Canada’s largest improv comedy theatre and training centre.

The comedy club has a long list of famous alumni including Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Joe Flaherty, Dave Thomas, Dan Aykroyd, and many many more. 

Get rare access to the Main Stage, John Candy’s Box Theatre, and learn about Toronto’s history in comedy. 

  • Date: Saturday, May 27
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 5 PM
Photo: Light Monkey Photography

May 27 + 28 – STN 334

Get a behind-the-scenes look at your local fire station. This weekend you will have the chance to meet firefighters, explore the firetrucks, and check out their firefighter equipment. 

There are also two firefighting boats onsite!

  • Date: Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 5 PM
Celene Tang

May 27 + 28 – Artscape Daniels Launchpad

The Artscape Daniels Launchpad is dedicated to helping creatives and artists thrive.  With programs, workshops, dedicated space, and more, artists can create while earning for their work.

On May 27 and 28 you can take part in activities and demos throughout the weekend, along with tours of the state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary creative and technical studios.

  • Date: Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 5 PM

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