Do you want to explore the best of Toronto’s unique buildings? It’s free!

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Constructed during WWI, the Masonic Temple was designated a Heritage building in 1974.

A great chance is being offered this weekend to residents of the GTA and visitors to the city to access and explore more than 130 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.  Buildings include the St. Anne’s Anglican Church, the University of Toronto Faculty Club, the Masonic Temple,  the Printing House, Sony Center for  Performing Arts,R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant and others.

The offer is part of  the 17th annual Doors Open Toronto, presented by Great Gulf, on  May 28 and 29, offering free and rare access to the buildings; the event includes 40 new participants this year, walking tours, talks and other special programming. There will be a total of 13 walking tours

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Most venues will be open to media and the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Detailed locations and hours are available at

Event updates will also be available through social media at and Twitter at @doors_openTO throughout the weekend.

About Doors Open Toronto
Since its inception in 2000, Doors Open Toronto has attracted more than two-million visits to over 700 unique locations across the city. It is Canada’s largest Doors Open event and one of the three largest Doors Open events in the world. Doors Open Toronto is dedicated to celebrating built heritage, architecture and design. It is presented by Great Gulf and produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the community.

Look for information and updates at, Facebook at, Twitter at @doors_openTO and Instagram at @doors_opento. The event’s hashtag is #DOT16.

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About Great Gulf
Established in 1975, the Great Gulf Group of companies including Great Gulf, Ashton Woods Homes, First Gulf Corporation, Tucker HiRise Construction, H+ME Technology and Taboo Resort Golf and Spa, is one of North America’s premier real estate organizations. With major projects in Canada and the United States, the company’s fully-integrated activities span the entire real estate spectrum. – CINEWS

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