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Call for Doors Open Volunteers

Expression of Interest Deadline - March 9th, 2020


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Looking to grow your network while lending your skills to furthering the Toronto Society of Architects (TSA)’s architecture and design public outreach efforts? Want to lend a hand in helping the public better understand what architects do? Come join us as a volunteer for our Open Studio program during Doors Open Toronto 2020!

Each year, in partnership with the City of Toronto,  the Toronto Society of Architects enlists a select group of architectural practices to open their studio doors for Doors Open weekend to introduce the public and aspiring young architects and designers to the world of the architectural studio. The selected practices range from young, up and coming firms to large established studios working on a wide variety of projects – giving the public unparalleled access to the offices and people that are shaping our city. 

Our TSA Doors Open volunteers are enthusiastic ambassadors for the TSA and architecture. They provide support to the participating studios, helping with logistics throughout the day, greeting visitors and help answer questions about architecture and the TSA in general. TSA Doors Open volunteers are reliable, out-going and resourceful. They are passionate about architecture and enjoy interacting with people from all walks of life.

What is expected of a TSA Doors Open Volunteer?

TSA Doors Open volunteers commit to helping out one of our participating studios for one full-day (9:30 AM – 5:30 PM) during Doors Open weekend (May 23-24,2020). New volunteers to this initiative will also be required to attend one mandatory 1.5 hour training session with the TSA (March 28) and one of the Doors Open training sessions organized by the City of Toronto (date pending). 

Important Dates for 2020

  • Expression of Interest Deadline |  March 9, 2020
  • Information Session | February 8, 2020 / February 13, 2020 ? March 3, 2020
  • Orientation and Training | March 28, 2020
  • Doors Open Toronto 2020 | May 23-24, 2020

Expression of Interest

Ready to volunteer? Send us your name and contact information and availability during Doors Open weekend to tsa@torontosocietyofarchitects.ca


Have more questions about this or other TSA volunteering opportunities? We will be offering three information sessions (Saturday, February 9 10:00 – 11:30 AM, Wednesday, February 13 6:30 – 8:00 PM, and Tuesday, March 3 6:30 – 7:30 prior to our AGM) to answer any questions you might have! Please send an email to tsa@torontosocietyofarchitects.ca to reserve your spot and get additional details about these sessions.

About the Toronto Society of Architects

Established in 1887, the Toronto Society of Architects (TSA) is a non-profit volunteer-based organization dedicated to the promotion, celebration and public appreciation of architecture and design in Toronto. Comprised of over 1600 members, TSA brings together architects, professionals from sister disciplines, students, and everyday Torontonians passionate about our built environment.

About Doors Open

Canada’s largest event of its kind and one of the three largest in the world, Doors Open Toronto provides an opportunity for the public to see inside architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city. Produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the broader community, Doors Open Toronto has attracted more than two million visits to nearly 700 unique locations since its inception in 2000.