Doors Open to Vancouverâ€™s most popular and iconic buildings
On Saturday, October 4, from 10am-5pm the City will host Vancouverâ€™s inaugural Doors Open, a one-day event that will allow the public a behind-the-scenes look at over 20 popular and iconic Vancouver buildings.
â€œDoors Open is a chance for people to connect with the important and interesting work that is done all over the city,â€ says Sadhu Johnston, Deputy City Manager. â€œWe hope it helps everyone feel more connected to the work the City does, while also having a great day out.â€
Throughout the day, the public will be able to enjoy free access to Vancouver venues for an opportunity to learn about civic services while experiencing Vancouverâ€™s architectural, design, engineering, and cultural heritage.
Doors Open venues are located in three walkable clusters: downtown, around City Hall, and in the False Creek Flats. Venues include City Hall, the False Creek Energy Centre, Scotiabank Dance Theatre, 3-1-1 Call Centre, the Vancouver Animal Control Centre, the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Training Centre, the Vancouver Police Department Mounted Unit and more. A variety of tours will be offered at each site. Plan your visit by going to www.doorsopenvan.ca
Doors Open events are hosted in cities around the world, including London, New York and Toronto, attracting hundreds of thousands of participants. This unique experience connects residents with the buildings they know, giving them a look into the activities that normally take place behind the scenes.
Doors Open was a quick start action identified by the Engaged City Task Force. The City of Vancouver has been organizing Doors Open in partnership with the Urbanarium, Tourism Vancouver, Vancouver Public Space Network, Vancouver Heritage Foundation and Cascadia Green Building Council.
For a full list of participating buildings visit www.doorsopenvan.ca