Toronto Just Announced 130 Rare Spots Around The City That You Can Visit For Free This Month
An abandoned TTC station, a "pillow lounge" and free concerts in churches.
The City of Toronto just announced the lineup for this year's Doors Open event, happening in a few weeks on May 26th and 27th. The event gives everyone in Toronto rare access to over 130 of the city's most iconic buildings. There's also free tours of unique spots in the city, screenings of award-winning films and free concerts in cool and unconventional spots.
This year's theme is called Film: The Great Romance, and it's all about giving you inside access to Toronto's film and TV scene. Visitors get to go on set of big-budget movies, and behind the scenes at the Citytv newsroom, post-production houses, digital studios, and the city's oldest theatres.
Doors Open is also giving you the rare chance to explore an abandoned TTC subway station, which is closed to the public but has been used in major Hollywood productions like "The Handmaid's Tale," Total Recall and Resident Evil.
You'll also be able to check out the House Of VR on Queen West, with huge augmented reality installations and a "pillow lounge" with hand-controlled lighting. Other spots you can check out include a massive costume warehouse, concerts in Toronto's oldest and abandoned movie theatres, fire halls, the PANAM Games facilities, even inside mayor John Tory's office.
You can sign up right now for free walking tours of all the streets, houses and neighbourhoods where "Degrassi" and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World were filmed. There's also going to be free live music at Union Station, art galleries and historic churches across the city. Not to mention countless free film screenings put on by over 30 of Toronto's local festivals.
Our website is now live! Check out the full #DOT18 program & start planning your May 26 & 27 weekend. Over 130 buildings + 10 walking tours, 3 talks, 30+ film screenings, a music program & more within the exciting theme of Film: The Great Romance! https://t.co/bP9ADDeZYv #xoTO pic.twitter.com/xwi9jvIfsH— Doors Open Toronto (@Doors_OpenTO) May 1, 2018
For more details on all the Doors Open events, check this out.