High Park Residents' Association (HPRA)

Doors Open Toronto Around High Park

The HPRA encourages you to take part in one of the City's most intriguing programs - an opportunity to take a peek inside public and private buildings not otherwise open to the public. Happening on Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th only, there are several interesting places to visit in our neighbourhood.

Both the High Park Club and Roncesvalles Carhouse are new participants this year!

For more information, visit www.toronto.ca/doorsopen



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Colborne Lodge Museum (1837)
11 Colborne Lodge Drive
Saturday & Sunday noon - 4pm

This rare Regency Picturesque cottage is a graceful monument to John and Jemima Howard, the couple who founded High Park. High Park photographer David Allen and his work will be on hand in the adjoining Coach House. Guided 45 minute tours every 20 minutes from noon to 3:40pm. With scavenger-hunt activity for kids.

Congregation Knesseth Israel (1911)
56 Maria Street
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Known as "The Junction Shul", this red brick synagogue features a traditionally elegant and decorative Eastern European interior. Guided tours by members of the congregation will offer visitors the opportunity to learn more about the history of the synagogue and the murals adorning the walls and ceiling.

High Park Club (1911)
100 Indian Road
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm

Celebrating its centenary, founded by Robert Prittie as a neighbourhood sporting facility. Echoes of Victorian and Edwardian architecture are found in its red brick construction and facilities. View the pictorial history of the club and High Park neighbourhood.

Riwoche Tibetan Buddhist Temple
28 Heintzman Street
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm

Previously the factory showroom of the Heintzman Piano Company, the temple was purchased and renovated by the Riwoche Society of Canada. The large shrine room is stunning and is home to many Buddhist statues. Witness demonstrations of Tibetan; music, art, and culture.

Roncesvalles Carhouse/Division (1895)
20 The Queensway
Saturday noon - 5pm

Opened in 1895, the Roncesvalles Carhouse is one of the oldest on Toronto's streetcar system. Today, the Carhouse has 25 full-length tracks, stores 149 streetcars, and is home to 105 full-time employees. Visitors will have a behind-the-scenes tour and see various equipment used for regular maintenance and minor repairs.

Toronto Public Library Runnymede Branch (1930)

2178 Bloor Street West
Saturday 10am - 5pm & Sunday 1:30 - 5pm
This building is a fine example of architect John Lyle's Modernist/Canadian style. On Saturday, Lyle's granddaughter will show archival photos and documents, and share stories of his career.

Toronto West Masonic Temple (1909)

151 Annette Street
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Built in 1909, the Temple stands as one of the grandest Masonic halls in Ontario today. The interior is richly decorated with examples of Masonic furniture, regalia, art, and stained glass rarely seen by the general public.

Twenty Five Ritchie Avenue (2010)

25 Ritchie Avenue
Sat & Sun 11am - 3pm
A six-storey courtyard building with 56 suits. Visit an art collector's penthouse home and experience the design integration of art, architecture, and landscape.


High Park Residents' Association (HPRA)