Doors Open 2023

Special Event

Doors Open 2023

Date: May 27 & 28, 2023, 10 am–5:30 pm
Price: Museum Collections Gallery, Guided Tours, Family Activities: FREE
Admission to our temporary exhibition, Rumi : $10

Add a visit to the Aga Khan Museum, Aga Khan Park, and Ismaili Centre, Toronto, to your plans and enjoy a weekend full of free tours, family activities, live music, and more during Toronto’s annual Doors Open Festival!

Plan your visit

 

Architecture-Inspired Tours
Free | 10:30 am–4 pm

Immerse yourself in the Museum’s award-winning architecture, Formal Gardens, and Courtyard with a free tour.

Tickets will be issued outside the main doors on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited to 20 visitors per session, tours depart every 30 minutes and are 20 minutes in duration.


Family activities in the Education Centre
Free | 10:30 am–4:30 pm

Create and take home your own masterpieces with the whole family.
Tickets will be issued outside the Education Centre on a first-come, first-served basis 15 minutes before each session. Sessions begin on the half-hour and are 20 minutes in duration. The last session begins at 4:30 pm.


Pop-up Performances
Free | 10:30 am–5 pm

Watch and listen as local artists bring the Museum and Park to life with free live performances throughout the day, sponsored by TD. 

 

Learn more about the performers


Museum Collections Gallery
Free | 10 am–5:30 pm

Explore the Courtyard, Atrium, Bellerive Room, and first-floor Museum Collections Gallery free of charge. Wade through the creative currents in our current themed installation, Waterand don't miss Cultured Pallets: Aga Khan Museum — a striking installation by Iranian-Canadian artist Soheila Esfahani in which she transforms 100 laser-etched shipping pallets to capture the feeling of in-betweenness. 


Reduced admission to our temporary exhibition
$10 | Tickets will be available for purchase at the front desk

Take advantage of reduced admission to our newest Spring exhibition, Rumi — a visual journey through the life and legacy of one of history's most renowned poets. 


A rare look into the Auditorium
Free | Saturday 10 am–4 pm and Sunday 10 am–12 pm and 4–5:30 pm

During a regular visit to the Museum and outside of performances, our Auditorium, one of the true architectural gems of the Museum, is closed to visitors. Seize the rare opportunity to experience the acoustic wonder of this space as we open the doors to the public all weekend long.


Outdoor Exhibitions
Free 

As you stroll through the Aga Khan Park, explore Maïmouna Guerresi: Sebaätou Rijal & Villes Nouvelles and Ancient Shadows, presented as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, and make sure to pause and decipher the reflection of Matt Donovan and Hallie Siegal's ephemeral installation emerging from the centre reflecting pool, Listen. 


Food and drink
Courtyard Café | 10 am–5:30 pm.
Diwan | 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Diwan Pop-up | 12 pm–5 pm

Refresh with a comforting snack at the Courtyard Café or sit down for a delicious lunch at Diwan.


The Ismaili Centre, Toronto
49 Wynford Dr
Free | 10 am – 4 pm

Enjoy guided tours in the Ismaili Centre, Toronto (across from the Aga Khan Museum and Park). Filled on a first-come, first-served basis, tours are limited to 20 visitors per session and depart every 3–5 minutes. Pre-booking is not required.

 


In the event of any inclement weather, all performances will be moved indoors. 

 


Getting to the Museum

 

The Museum is easy to get to by public transit. From downtown, take the 100A from Broadview station, the 25B, or the 925 from Pape station. From the north, take the 925  bus southbound on Don Mills Rd (route begins at Steeles). Use the TTC's Trip Planner to plan your route.

The Museum is accessible by car via Don Mills Rd, Eglinton Ave East, or the Don Valley Parkway (DVP). Take the Wynford Dr exit.

Bicycle parking is available free of charge.

 


Doors Open Toronto

 

Doors Open is a free event that invites the public to discover Toronto’s sites of architectural, historical, and cultural significance. Since its inception in 2000, Doors Open Toronto has attracted more than two million visits to nearly 700 unique locations. It is Canada’s largest Doors Open event and one of the three largest in the world.

 

 

 

RELATED PROGRAMMING

Themed Installation
Museum Collections | Water

January 30–July 15, 2023

Exhibition
Rumi

May 13–October 1, 2023

Installation
Cultured Pallets: Aga Khan Museum

May 2–October 15

Installation
Listen.

Opening May 13

Summer Festival
Rhythms of Canada 2023

June 30–July 3, 2023



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