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Great Gulf Doors Open - CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Doors Open Toronto is a free weekend celebration that creates access to, heightens awareness of, and generates excitement about Toronto's architecture, history and urban design. 150 of Toronto's most historic and/or architecturally significant buildings, many not normally open to the public, open their doors for tours and/or special programs. The 18th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf returns on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, 2017.
The 2017 event theme is 15 Decades of Canadian Architecture – in celebration of Canada's 150th Birthday.  The event will feature highlights of each decade since 1867 as well as create a pre-confederation cluster. This historic occasion provides the City of Toronto with a unique opportunity to commemorate its past, while collectively celebrating its future. 
As part of the 2017 special programming we invite artists to submit proposals for projects that connect to the Doors Open Toronto programming and reference the theme. We encourage artists from across disciplines to apply. Proposals should be for projects up to a maximum of $5,000. 
The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, September 30, 2016. Applications should adhere to the following guidelines:
  • 2 pages maximum 
  • Include a description of the project and its concept 
  • Include background information on the applicant---are you an organization, a collective or an individual?
  • Include relevant documentation of past or present work (video, website, visuals)
  • Include budget breakdown with in-kind resources to be contributed by applicant
  • Connect to Doors Open programming themes
  • Proposed locations of projects can be a site on the Doors Open building list or at City Hall. We will accept suggestions of new locations however, to be considered, the location will have to be assessed by the City of Toronto and commit to be open 10-5pm for the two days of the Doors Open event. 
Please submit applications by email to Or by mail to the address below: 
Doors Open Toronto, Special Events
City Hall, 6th Floor West Tower
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6H 2N2