Our Doors are Open!

25 May

Being located right on the Harbourfront, the MIA sees it’s fair share of fun events scheduled to capitalize on all the fantastic summer weather we’ve been having. It’s pretty amazing to see the Natrel™ Rink next door transformed into a pond where people can paddled around in canoes, or catch a free outdoor busker performance.

And in a few days, MIA will be doing something special for another summer event…  Doors Open Toronto!

Starting May 26th, buildings across Toronto will be participating in Doors Open, an annual event where buildings of  architectural, historic, cultural and social significance invite the public to check them out and get to know their city a little bit better. Many of these places are usually off limits, but this weekend becomes an exception with multiple tours offered from  factories to breweries,  mansions to offices, and banking halls to malls – like our location, the Queen’s Quay Terminal!

To celebrate Doors Open at the QQT, the MIA is setting up an Arctic Landscape Project. Our crafty coordinators will have demonstrations and supplies so  visitors can make mini models of arctic animals and other objects like snow houses and igloos to compliment Doors Open architectural theme. By the end of the weekend, we’ll have a nice little environment all designed by you!

We’re also going to be scheduling some extra docent tours so you can learn more about Inuit art and our award winning building.
Tours run:
Saturday 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30
Sunday 3:30, and 4:30

As a relatively new MIA member and Torontonian, I’m really excited to be a part of Doors Open and see some of the other buildings listed.  I’ll definitely taking a page out of my travel blog post and use the Doors Open App to see some of the hidden gems this city has to offer, and I hope you will too 🙂

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Educational Assistant

One Response to “Our Doors are Open!”


  1. Crafts at MIA « Peek Inside the Museum of Inuit Art - May 25, 2012

    […] There will be lots to do and see at Toronto’s Harbourfront this weekend, so come on over, get inspired, and add to our Arctic environment! At the end of the DOT weekend, MIA will be sharing pictures of the finished landscape! Come visit us and check out the excellent creations or show us your creative side and join in – everyone is welcome to add to our collaborative project. Learn more about what MIA is for Door Open Toronto here. […]

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