Scarborough Arts hosts Walking Tours and House Tours for Doors Open 2019
On May 25 and 26, Scarborough Arts opens its doors to the public and invites you to explore the spaces within and beyond its walls as part of Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf!
Drop by Scarborough Arts on 1859 Kingston Road and participate in free guided tours of the Scarborough Arts building, a 1920s Arts-and-Crafts-style dwelling converted into an arts centre that now houses the Bluffs Gallery, a local artists’ marketplace, and Scarborough Arts’ and Mural Routes‘ offices. Tours run throughout the day; no registration required.
Hosted by Scarborough Arts, Scarborough Shores — Hidden Stories and Deep Roots invites you to discover Scarborough’s many faces, places, and pasts. Explore southwest Scarborough’s Birchcliff neighbourhood starting from Scarborough Arts’ main offices near the Bluffs to local spots including Rosetta McClain Gardens, the Birchmount Streetcar Loop, and the Scarborough Public Utilities Commission building. The walking tour will focus on past and present local stories as well as lesser-known histories of Indigenous peoples and people of colour in the region, with a focus on stories that dismantle preconceived notions of Scarborough neighbourhoods.
Walking tours are 1 hour long and are scheduled on 11 AM and 2:30 PM on both days. The tours will be led by researcher, arts-informed archivist, and educator Vasuki Shanmuganathan, Scarborough resident and pop culture expert Gnanushan Krishnapillai, and podcaster Krish Dineshkumar.
Walking tours are free but registration is required. Please register on Doors Open’s website.
May 25 to 26, 2019
BUILDING TOURS: Hourly
11 AM and 2:30 PM
1859 Kingston Road
Scarborough, ON M1N 1T3
ABOUT DOORS OPEN TORONTO
One weekend every year Doors Open Toronto provides an opportunity to explore some of the most architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city, many of which are not usually open to the public.
The event also features walking tours, a speaker series, music series and other special programs. All activities are free, but some require advance registration.