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Doors Open at Toronto’s Waterfront – 2024 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 7 organizations opening their doors to the public

Photo: Ports Toronto

May 25  – Billy Bishop Airport

Explore Toronto’s award-winning airport that has been open since 1939! 

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

  • Date: May 25 
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (last admittance: 4:00 PM)
Port Lands - Waterfront Toronto
Photo: Waterfront Toronto

May 25 & May 26 – Port Lands Flood Protection Project

Get a birds-eye view of the Port Lands. From the top of the viewing platform, visitors can see beyond the fences to the future river channel, riverbanks, and surrounding parks.

  • Date: May 25 & 26
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  (last admittance: 4:40 PM)
Photo: Waterfront Toronto

May 25 & May 26 – Redpath Sugar

The Redpath Sugar Refinery was originally built in 1958 and has been operating ever since.

During Doors Open, visitors can explore the past and present of the iconic sugar refinery. 

  • Date: May 25 & 26
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  (last admittance: 4:00 PM)

May 25 + 26 – 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, Dan Aykroyd, and many many more. 

Visitors can access the Main Stage, John Candy’s Box Theatre, and learn about Toronto’s history in comedy. 

  • Date: May 25  & May 26
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Photo: Light Monkey Photography

May 25 + 26 – 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. 

  • Date: May 25 + May 26
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Photo: City of Toronto

May 25 + 26 – Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts

Located on the Toronto Islands is the former Natural Science School that was originally built in 1909. Today, more than 300 artists per year create art and experiences at the Gilbraltar Point Centre

  • Date: May 25 + May 26
  • Time:
    • May 25: 10:00 AM – 2 PM
    • May 26: 10:00 AM – 4 PM
Photo: Church of St. Andrew by-the-Lake

May 25 + 26 – Church of St. Andrew 

Explore one of Toronto Island’s hidden gems, a 140-year-old on Wards Island.  The church is known for its beautiful stained glass and acoustics. 

  • Date: May 25 + May 26
  • Time:
    • May 25: 10:00 AM – 5 PM
    • May 26: 11:30 AM – 5 PM

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