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Toronto and Ontario travel ideas for Memorial Day weekend visitors

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Doors Open Ontario is one of the best travel value experiences in the province. This weekend features Toronto, and the resort area of Orillia north of Toronto. Three main ingredients that makes it a wonderful travel experience:

  • Free admission to many locations that are not normally open to the public
  • Free admission to attractions that normally charge to visit for the public
  • Free interpreters on tours as part of a city, a behind the scenes attraction, walking trail, or wildlife area

Toronto Doors Open

This year Doors Open Toronto returns this year with more than 155 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.

North of Toronto

Doors Open Orillia takes place in the Lake Simcoe resort area. Take a road trip north from Toronto via Highway 400 and Highway 11 or pick a Lake Simcoe Road Trip for the weekend.

Lake Simcoe Resort Area

Lake Simcoe is a north Toronto GTA favourite year-round holiday destination. A number of festivals, fishing tournaments, and water sports offer day trips or overnight Ontario resort getaways. See Lake Simcoe map. Find more information on the Orillia Doors Open with places to stay or check the Ontario Travel North of Toronto website for additional travel destinations and May getaways north of the city.

Doors Open Theme for 2014

"The Ontario Heritage Trust is pleased to present Doors Open Ontario, now in its 13th year. The theme for 2014, Remembering the First World War: Ontario in transition - recognizes that the people of Ontario were profoundly impacted by this conflict in meaningful and measurable ways." – Thomas H.B. Symons, Chairman, Ontario Heritage Trust


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