Doors Open at St. Lawrence Hall


Join us Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 for Doors Open at St. Lawrence Hall! The building was once host to prominent lecturers, politicians, abolitionists and socialites. Witness the historic grand ballroom, attend talks with Heritage Toronto and historian Bruce Bell, and enjoy classic performances by current day tenant, Opera Atelier.

St. Lawrence Hall
157 King Street East
Toronto, ON

Saturday, May 25

Discover Your Hidden History with Heritage Toronto

Sessions at 11AM and 2PM
Register for free here.

What story is your home, street or community waiting to tell? Learn about the resources, records and techniques Heritage Toronto's programming staff use to build stories about buildings and neighbourhoods. Providing real examples that anyone can apply to their own research, this presentation showcases practical methods to unearth the hidden histories throughout the city.


Sunday, May 26

Historian Bruce Bell
Sessions at 10:15AM and 11:30PM

Attend a talk with official historian for St. Lawrence Hall. Learn more about the hidden histories of the building and the prominent figures, lecturers, politicians, abolitionists, performers and socialites that  gathered here.

Performances by Opera Atelier
Performances at 11AM, 12PM, and 1PM

On Sunday May 26th, 2024, Opera Atelier will present three fun, family-friendly, and FREE 20-minute performances for Doors Open Toronto. Featuring international opera star, Measha Brueggergosman-Lee, and dancers from Opera Atelier, prepare to be thrilled by performances of baroque dance, 19th century ballet, and vocal music that is programmed around Toronto's unique history! Artist of Atelier Ballet and Beijing Dance Academy graduate Xi Yi will make a special appearance to perform a captivating Chinese crane dance.


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