Come March 3rd and Toronto will be one of the only three cities in the world to host the much-awaited The Office Experience. Following the success of the “FRIENDS Experience”, the pop-up is geared to be one of the most exciting events of spring-summer 2023. So, if you are a Dunder Mifflin employee at heart, it’s time to head to the Great White North.
The Office Experience is created by the same collaborators that brought you The FRIENDS Experience in 2022. OGX and Universal Live Entertainment have teamed up once more to bring the beloved NBC sitcom to life. For the Toronto promotions, their collaborators are *Secret Toronto and Fever. Speaking of the highly anticipated show, Original X Productions Co-Founder Stacy Moscatelli says that The Office Experience is the “only place where fans can celebrate and interact with the series’ most iconic sets and moments.“
The Office: Ratings and Fanbase
Over its 9 seasons, the NBC sitcom has collected a loyal following. Airing 201 episodes from 2005 to 2013, this Greg Daniels-created show has a 9.1/10 rating on IMDB. The Office US also gets an 81% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The show has generated countless memes and is one of the most beloved comedies of all time. The Office even has its online encyclopedia, appropriately titled the Dunderpedia.
So, if you are a die-hard Office fan, the CAD 42 standard entry fee is a complete steal. The show has been rated 4.8/5 by past visitors, with guests like Robert T writing
“This experience was absolutely amazing! The props, the staff, everything. If you have the opportunity to go, don’t hesitate. A must do for all office fans!”
The Office Experience has even garnered positive reviews from the media, Writing for AXIOS Washington DC, Paige Hopkins comments
“The tour would be enjoyable for “Office” nerds and casual viewers alike, thanks to fun details and a wide range of callbacks to iconic episodes.”
Entry Fees, Special Discounts, and More
By splurging on CAD 52 for a premium ticket, you can get additional perks. The benefits of a higher-priced ticket include
- Personalized Dunder Mifflin Paper Company Employee Badge
- Free Dunder Mifflin Company Picnic Toronto Tote
- Priority during entry (no long waits)
- Flexible entry timings (can choose your preferred time to visit)
The Office Experience is a haven for photo-ops.
The Office Experience organizers also offer a discounted entry fee for students, military, and senior citizens. However, the concerned parties must provide valid identification during entry to avail of this offer.
The Office Experience: Highlights
Once through the gates, the world of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company comes to life. The organizers have worked closely with series creator Greg Daniels to make the exhibit as authentic as possible. The set pieces and recreations resemble the original Office props. The Office Experience borrows some pieces and costumes from the show. Visitors can also check out some cool pictures, unseen footage, and behind-the-scenes moments from the NBC mockumentary.
Even casual fans of the US Office will recognize the reception desk of Dunder Mifflin at Scranton Business Park. Like many others, you can take a picture here seated on the desk of beloved receptionist Pam Beesly.
The pop-up only heightens the excitement from here on out by offering more callbacks to iconic show moments. The list includes a visit to the inner sanctum at Dunder Mifflin, i.e. Michael Scott’s office. You can try a pose here amidst the meticulously created show replicas, including the Dundies Michael hands out to his employees (and himself) every year.
If you were a fan of Pam and Jim’s office romance, the exhibit gives you a chance to experience their wedding day. There is a life-size set of the wedding venue, complete with pews, bouquets, and red carpets where you can cheer on your favorite sitcom couple.
The Jim-Pam romance was one of the highlights of the show.
The Office Experience Toronto also has references to other fan-favorite show sets, including the Annex where employees play Dunder Ball. If you are ever near Dwight’s work desk you know you need to watch out for one of Jim’s pranks. So, staying true to the show, the show creators have even added a jello-encased stapler in one of his drawers!
A familiar scene for The Office fans everywhere.
A little way off is the break room where the Finer Things Club usually hung out. Aside from these, Schrute Farms and Ryan’s closet have been added to the list of interactive sets. The fan-favorite Kevin’s chili spill disaster has also been created into an immediately photographable moment. You can pose with the spilling pot as if you have just messed up the Dunder Mifflin office floor.
The Office Experience Gift Shop, designed to look like the Scranton Business Park Warehouse adds to the appeal. You can purchase your Office memorabilia and merchandise here. Some key items to be bought here include the Vod-juice-ka recipe glass and the keyring to the Agriculture Room at Schrute Farms.
From 3rd March to 4th June 2023, the Yorkdale Shopping Center on Dufferin St will host the event. If you have difficulty navigating the Toronto cityscape, you can find the Center across from the Lego Store at 3401 Dufferin, ONM6A Canada.
Event Name: The Office Experience in Toronto
Location: Yorkdale Shopping Centre (Across from the Lego Store), 3401 Dufferin Street Toronto, ONM6A Canada
Date: 3rd March 2023 to 4th June, 2023
- Thursdays and Fridays – 12 pm to 7 pm (last entry)
- Saturdays – 10 am to 8 pm (last entry)
- Sundays – 11 am to 6 pm (last entry)
- Open on select other days
Operated By: OGX and Universal Live Entertainment
- Reliving Kevin’s Chili Spill
- Annex Room Dunder Ball play
- Exciting themed selections at the The Office Experience Official Store
- CAD 44 for standard entry/ CAD 54 with a Personalized Dunder Mifflin Paper Company Employee Card
- Free for children from 4 to 10 yrs
- For students/military/senior citizens – CAD 42 (standard)/ CAD 52 with Dunder Mifflin Badge
- Premium Tickets are also available (come with priority entry, Dunder Mifflin Paper Company Employee Badge, and Dunder Mifflin Company Picnic Toronto Tote Bag)