Doors Open 2024

Special Event

Doors Open 2024

Date: May 25 and 26, 2024, 10 am–5:30 pm
Price: Museum Collections Gallery, Guided Tours, Family Activities: FREE
Surface and underground parking available for $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!

 

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

 

TD Pop-up Performances
Free

Watch and listen as local artists bring the Museum and Park to life with free live performances throughout the day. Pop-up Performances at the Museum are sponsored by TD Bank Group.

Daily Performers

Donné Roberts | 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm (Museum Façade)
Amely Zhou | 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm (Courtyard)
Joao Leao | 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm (Museum Façade)
Andrew Kay | 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm (Courtyard)

 


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

 

Live Object Storytelling
Free | 10:30 am–12:30 pm and 1:30–4:30 pm

Step into the vibrant world of Islamic arts and get up close with objects and stories in the Museum Collections Gallery. Join the Museum's Educators as they bring objects from the Permanent Collection to life.

 

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

Explore the Courtyard, Atrium, Bellerive Room, and first-floor Museum Collections Gallery free of charge. Enjoy a moment of relaxation in the Seating and Reading Area in the Collections Gallery surrounded by thousands of years of history.

 

Lower-Level Gallery
Free 

The recently reimagined tunnel leading from the underground parking garage to the Museum Atrium will be host to Nomadized Suprematism — a photography series by Kazakh-German artist Almagul Menlibayeva as part of the CONTACT Photography Festival.

Outdoor Exhibitions
Free 

 

As you stroll through the Aga Khan Park, explore My Silk Road to You by Kazakh-German artist Almagul Menlibayeva — a photography series as part of the CONTACT Photography Festival.

 

A Rare Look Into the Nanji Family Foundation Auditorium
Free |  Daily 10 am–5:30 pm

 

During a regular visit to the Museum and outside of performances, the Nanji Family Foundation 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.

 

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

 

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

 


Visit the Ismaili Centre, Toronto

 

Guided Tours
Free | Saturday: 10 am–3 pm | Sunday: 10 am–4 pm

Tours are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, are limited to 20 visitors per session, and depart every 5 minutes.

 

Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Ismaili Centre, Toronto during Doors Open 2024 for guided tours, a captivating exhibition titled Jamatkhanas in Canada: Architecture, Identity, Community, and a series of exhilarating dance and art performances.

 

Explore the Ismaili Centre, Toronto schedule

 


#hopeandhealingcanada

 

Immerse yourself in a captivating installation by artist Tracey-Mae Chambers, mapping questions of identity while sparking dialogue on displacement, decolonization, and reconciliation. Located in the Aga Khan Park, #hopeandhealingcanada is an invitation to venture along pathways of understanding between Indigenous and settler communities. The knit and crochet-work installation is part of a series of site-specific works spanning over 100 public institutions, including historic residential school sites, museums, and galleries.

 

Learn more about the installation

 


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.

 

 

 

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Doors Open 2024
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