R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant among sites featured at Doors Open Toronto on May 27 and 28

This file photo by Steve Nicholls shows the view of the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant from Lake Ontario.


Doors Open Toronto will return on Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28, with more than 150 sites to explore across the city.

The free weekend-long celebration of architecture and public space will incorporate this year’s theme City of Sound, celebrating the influence of music on Toronto’s most significant buildings and sites.

A number of locations in the East Toronto area will be taking part in Doors Open including the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant (which will have South Asian instruments and dance practices by the Tawoos Initiative) located at 2701 Queen St. E. at the foot of Victoria Park Avenue.

Other local sites are the Danforth Mennonite Church (2174 Danforth Ave.); Atura Power – Portlands Energy Centre (470 Unwin Ave.); Danforth Garage/TTC Barns (1627 Danforth Ave.); the Glen Rhodes Campus (1470 Gerrard St. E.); St. Matthew Anglican Church (135 First Ave.); The Port Lands Flood Protection Project (222 Cherry St.); and Todmorden Mills (67 Pottery Rd.).

“The annual Doors Open weekend is a great way for residents and visitors to visit buildings across Toronto and to understand the architecture found within our city,” said Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie of Scarborough-Rouge Park in a news release about the events.

“This unique behind-the-scenes experience offers a chance to discover and explore our buildings and vibrant neighbourhoods.”
The City of Toronto said it is grateful to sponsors Great Gulf and City Hall Hub and Schlage for their support of Doors Open Toronto 2023. The media partners for the event are the Toronto Star and ZoomerMedia.

Since its inception in 2000, Doors Open Toronto, Canada’s largest Doors Open event, has attracted more than two million visits to 800 unique locations across the city.

The event is dedicated to celebrating built heritage, architecture, and design of buildings in the City of Toronto.

For a full list of Doors Open Toronto locations for this year, please visit https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/doors-open-toronto/

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