Doors Open Toronto

  • Multiple venues
  • 10 a.m.

Trespassing becomes a non-issue this weekend as over 150 buildings across the city welcome in the general public for Doors Open Toronto. This year’s theme is Secrets and Spirits: Exploring the Mysteries Behind the Door, as an overwhelming number of locations boast hidden rooms and passages, as well as stories of a mysterious and ghostly nature. Check out the list of participating museums, historical sites, and corporations, peruse our guide to nine sites that will be part of the event for the first time this year—and start planning your route!

Details: Doors Open Toronto

Woofstock

Photo by Kaeko from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Photo by Kaeko from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

  • Woodbine Park (Eastern Avenue and Coxwell Avenue)
  • 10 a.m.

An allergy sufferer’s nightmare is a dog lover’s delight this weekend as Woofstock takes over Woodbine Park. This two-day festival will see a variety of canines participating in races, trick contests, fashion shows, and more, while vendors show off their nifty dog-dedicated products.

Details: Woofstock

Family Nature Walk: Save Our Savannah

  • High Park Nature Centre (440 Parkside Drive)
  • 1:30 p.m.

Get the kids some fresh air, visit an interesting part of the city, and do something good for the environment all in one go during the Save Our Savannah family nature walk. Participants will be led to the endangered black oak savannah, where they’ll search for its animal inhabitants and disperse handmade seed balls to help restore the area’s native wildflower population.

Details: Family Nature Walk: Save Our Savannah

The Last Seven Steps of Bartholomew S.

  • Bata Shoe Museum (327 Bloor Street West)
  • 7 p.m.

Have you ever had a truly life-changing encounter with someone? The characters in The Last Seven Steps of Bartholomew S. have, and they want to share their stories about the mysterious titular stranger with you during an immersive theatre production at the Bata Shoe Museum. Move through the galleries of the museum, find clues, and hear stories about the impact that Bartholomew S. has made through his world travels, before deciding for yourself whether he is a real man or merely a legend.

Details: The Last Seven Steps of Bartholomew S.

Ongoing…

A Journey Into the Forbidden City

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  • Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park)
  • All day
Details: A Journey Into the Forbidden City