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University of Toronto (U of T) Photo Walk and Walking Tour during Doors Open Toronto

Doors Open is a Special Opportunity to See Toronto in a New Light

Doors Open Toronto, May 28 and 29, is a springtime ritual that many people love. Most of the venues are free, accessible and worth waiting in line to see. Favourites around the city include historic Osgoode Hall, mysterious Lower Bay station and modern Aga Khan Museum.

Doors Open is a terrific annual event when city enthusiasts can explore approximately dozens of buildings of architectural, historic, cultural, and social significance. Doors Open returns this year after two years of virtual events. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about Toronto.

According to the City of Toronto, you can “rediscover the city you thought you knew through Doors Open Toronto, celebrating 100+ sites of architectural, cultural and social significance. Go deeper with engaging tours, insightful talks, an online film series and other virtual experiences. Doors Open activities take place between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.”

We think this is one of the best times of year, as temperatures are warm but not hot and muggy, spring is in bloom, and visitors and Torontonians alike are actively exploring the city. We invite you to join us for our special event on Doors Open weekend.

Join Tdot Shots U of T Walking Tour

Join us at the U of T aka University of Toronto on Sunday May 29, for a special photo walk / walking tour, hosted by Mike Simpson, Tdot Shots founder and a passionate architecture and history enthusiast. The walk takes place two hours before sunset, perfect for capturing the U of T’s St. George campus in the best light!

We have our own tour of the iconic buildings and landmarks planned during the evening. You should come out! It will be an awesome experience. Please buy a ticket.

We expect to see (and photograph):

  • Victoria College
  • St. Michael’s college
  • Philosopher’s Walk
  • Trinity College
  • Soldiers’ Tower
  • Robarts Library
  • Convocation Hall
  • and many others!

In our two hour stroll among the historic grounds of the campus, we see dozens of historically significant buildings. Mike introduces key points about many of them, and our group of amateur photographers offer tips and encouragement to each other.

All are welcome, bring a camera and your curiosity

You don’t have to be a photographer or own a DSLR to shoot with us. All are welcome! Bring a smartphone and your curiosity and enthusiasm!

Sign up for our events at our new site Tdot Events – some events, like the U of T meetup involve a small fee, and others are free.

The U of T Doors Open Venues

The University of Toronto has a few buildings and their interior spaces available for Doors Open. One of the buildings we recommend would be the Daniels Building at Spadina and College (1 Spadina Crescent). Another would be the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, located adjacent the famous Robarts Library at St. George St and Harbord St.

In our opinion, these are two of the most interesting locations that are open to the public and interesting to photographers and architecture enthusiasts. Note the access hours on Saturday and Sunday are 10 am to 5 pm. The last admission is at 4:30 pm. If you visit these buildings during the day you have plenty of time to do so before our walk.

Register for our event and contact us if you have a question

If you plan to attend Doors Open Toronto 2022 or are interested in tours and photo walk meetups at downtown Toronto spots like U of T, please consider joining our U of T event.

View the Tdot Events listings and sign up today.

Questions? Comments? Please feel free to email us at [email protected].

Looking forward to seeing you at one of our photo walk meetups!

Mike Simpson

A Tdot Shots photo walk meetup group at the University of Toronto / Photo by Donna Chong
Aerial view of University of Toronto / Photo by Mike Simpson

Interesting in joining us? Our events are open to all.

View Tdot Events for more information and to register / RSVP.

Winter photo walks at U of T – we walk rain or shine in all kinds of weather!

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