Doors Open Toronto 2019

The Japan Foundation, Toronto is pleased to be part of the 2019 Doors Open Toronto! More than 130 buildings across Toronto open their doors over the May 25 – 26 weekend. The Japan Foundation, Toronto will be open from 10 am – 5 pm on both days, Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26.

This year’s theme is “Twenty Something …” celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Doors Open festival! Join us to learn Twenty Something from Japan; local foods from Japan,  authors of Japanese literature, sound effects in Japanese manga, local mascots from Japan and Japanese cinema. We also will have Kamishibai storytelling in the library, gallery tours, film screenings including “Twenty Short Films By Japanese Animators”  and many more activities for the whole family!

Download JFT Doors Open flyer here > JFT DOT 2019 flyerf

20 Local Mascots in Japan

Programming for DOT 2019 at The Japan Foundation, Toronto

Saturday May 25, 2019 @ The Japan Foundation, Toronto > CLICK HERE

Free activities include: Storytelling, origami, gallery tours, language class, documentary film screenings

Sunday May 26, 2019 @The Japan Foundation, Toronto > CLICK HERE

Free activities include: Storytelling, origami, gallery tours, documentary and animation film screenings



Year: 1973
Style: Commercial/Industrial
Original Architect: Crang & Boake

Building Description

Located in the heart of the city, Japan Foundation Toronto (JFT) is on the third floor of the 35-storey Hudson Bay Centre, which comprises a 535,000 sq ft office tower, the Bay department store, Marriott Hotel, condominiums and an extensive retail concourse with a variety of shops and services. The tower stands at 135 metres in height and is at the northeast corner of Yonge and Bloor Streets. The International Style office skyscraper was designed by architects Crang & Boake in 1973. The Japan Foundation, Toronto established its office and cultural centre in the Colonnade in 1995 and was designed by international and Canadian design icon Yabu Pushelberg. In 2015, the office moved to the current location and was designed by the global firm Interior Architects. The inspiration of the modern interior can be traced to design elements of traditional Japanese interiors.