Open Roof Festival is back for its tenth season and eager as ever to provide Toronto with a fun and unique summer experience! Open Roof events feature live music and film screenings with food and drinks and take place every Wednesday from June 19 – August 21, 2019. This year we’re located on Sterling Road in the Lower Junction next to the new site of MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art).

We rely on Toronto’s dedicated, enthusiastic, and energetic community of volunteers to help run Open Roof Festival, and to make it a welcoming and inclusive space! Our volunteers are often drawn from dedicated film lovers, indie-music scenesters, postsecondary students, and anyone looking to participate in TO’s coolest outdoor event. We promise you’ll have fun, meet new friends, hear music and watch films! Please feel free to forward this information to trusted friends and colleagues.

Volunteer Details

Shift times start at 6:00PM (unless otherwise specified) and the shift ends by 10 pm.

Eligible volunteers must be able to stand for long periods of time and have signed up for at least three (3) shifts. Experience in festivals, events and/or customer service is an important asset but not a requirement.

Deadline for Application: Friday, June 7

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Available Shifts
10 screenings
June 19 – August 21


  • Wednesday, June 19
    (Opening Night Celebration)
  • Wednesday, June 26
  • Wednesday, July 3
  • Wednesday, July 10
  • Wednesday, July 17
  • Wednesday, July 24
  • Wednesday, July 31
  • Wednesday, August 7
  • Wednesday, August 14
  • Wednesday, August 21
    (Closing Night Celebration)
  • Event set-up & tear down (lifting and moving chairs, tables etc)
  • Provide a welcoming attitude, friendly face and customer service
  • Greet patrons and give information
  • Ripping/scanning tickets
  • Wrist banding (helping Box Office staff check for ID)
  • Track attendance
  • Direct patrons around event site
  • Manning concession tables (popcorn and candy)
  • Box Office assistance with Will Call tickets

Volunteer Rewards

Food and water on every shift, plus free entry to one event (excluding opening night and closing night) for each shift you work. You must work at least (3) three shifts to be eligible for volunteer rewards. Please email: noting the date(s) you would like to attend. Your name will be placed on the guest list for free admission.


This year we are located at 181 Sterling Road in the Lower Junction.

How to get there

Open Roof Festival’s 2019 venue is located adjacent the new location of MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) on Sterling Road in the Lower Junction. It is accessible by TTC (subway stops: Dundas West or Lansdowne); the UP Express’s Bloor Station, and the 505 Dundas West and 506 College streetcars/replacement buses. Castlepoint Numa is Open Roof Festival’s official venue partner.