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Doors Open Toronto at Fort York


250 Fort York Boulevard
Toronto, ON, M5V 3K9


The event has already taken a place at this date: 
10 AM - 5 PM


All Ages
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Fort York National Historic Site
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Fort York opens its doors for this annual celebration of history and architecture.
Enjoy special tours of some of Toronto's oldest architecture and original War of 1812 buildings or stroll the grounds of this National Historic Site. FREE.

May 26 (only): Artillery Day
Join us for Artillery Day at Fort York and see displays of historic and modern guns from the 2nd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (Petawawa, Ontario), the 7th Toronto Regiment (Royal Canadian Artillery) along with Fort York's own on-site collection of original garrison guns from the War of 1812 and Victorian eras. Demonstrations, presentations and firing through the day. The Fort is also participating in Doors Open Toronto, the City's annual celebration of history and architecture. In addition to the Artillery Day programming, enjoy special tours of some of Toronto's oldest and original War of 1812 buildings.

May 26-27: Transit Bricks Lego TTC Exhibit
See Lego TTC buses and streetcars along with various other displays in our Visitor Centre during Doors Open Toronto. There will be Transit Bricks postcards for sale as well!

May 26-27: "Behind-the-scenes of Mixed Messages: Making and Shaping Culinary Culture in Canada" with Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto. Demonstrations, tastings, and so much more can be found in our Blue Barracks!

While you are in the area for Doors Open Toronto, be sure to visit our neighbours!

Canadian National Exhibition
Join Exhibition Place for Arenas, Airports & the Apocalypse, a tour celebrating the history of Exhibition Place on film. Tour leaders will take you on a walk through the grounds of one of Toronto’s largest and most versatile filming locations. 
Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 at 10am, 1pm and 3pm.

The Bentway
Join The Bentway’s Director of Programming, Ilana Altman, for tours of The Bentway as they explore the process behind the architecture, design, and future plans of Toronto’s newest public space. 
Tours will take place Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 3pm

Join Ontario Place Cinesphere to experience the world's first permanent IMAX theatre with special screenings of “North of Superior” (1971) and “The Dark Knight Prologue: The IMAX Experience" (2008). Screenings are scheduled Saturday and Sunday at 10:30am / 12:00pm / 1:30pm / 3:00pm / 4:30pm. There will also be a display of Cinesphere, IMAX, and Ontario Place memorabilia. Pre-registration is required.