Toronto’s 2014 Doors Open festival features more than 40 new locations highlighting Toronto’s “secret spaces.”
The city-wide celebration narrates the history of Toronto through some of its most interesting and culturally significant architecture.
This year the public can access more than 155 locations, including more than 40 new additions like the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Gibraltar Point Lighthouse and ZoomerPlex.
Since 2000 the event has drawn in excess of 2 million visits to almost 600 locations across the city.
The 15th annual Doors Open Toronto takes place on May 24 and 25.
“This year’s theme will highlight secret spaces, stories of spirit sightings and unexplained mysteries at more than 75 locations, including an underground bowling alley in a downtown church, a secret tomb in another church, haunted tunnels beneath a school and bank vaults in a hotel,” Kerri MacDonald from the city’s economic development division said.
For a more detailed list of these paranormal hot spots check here.
Doors Open Toronto will also feature a speakers series, city-wide walking tours and special programming. On May 24 audiences can hear six influential architects speak on redesigning the city and Toronto’s architectural future. The talks are at the new Fort York Toronto Library branch.
On May 25, at the Harbourfront Centre, acclaimed urban designer Ken Greenberg will give his insight into Toronto’s waterfront.
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