Dunder Mifflin employees, you’ve been summoned.
Fans of NBC’s The Office are in for a treat this March. The sitcom, which ran from 2005 to 2013, has given us some of the most beloved characters in figures like Jim, Dwight, Pam, Michael, and Ryan. And now you have a chance to relive all the politics and romance of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company right here in Toronto!
Michael’s Dunder Mifflin office is a photo-op favourite.
The team over at Yorkdale Shopping Centre is playing host to an interactive experience based on the Scranton Office. Starting 3rd March 2023, you can step into the shoes of your favorite Office characters and relive their best moments/. The Office Experience Toronto is being hosted at 3401 Dufferin St Toronto, ON M6A 2T9 Canada. If you have trouble finding the place, you can spot the Yorkdale Shopping Centre from across the Lego Store.
Meet The Creators
This exhibit is created in consultation with The Office US’s creator Greg Daniels. OGX and Universal Live Entertainment, who operate and create the show state that The Office Experience is the “largest ever” such event that they have done. In a press release, OGX Co-President said that “This is the only place fans can celebrate and interact with the series’ most iconic sets and moments, from sitting behind Michael’s desk to dancing down the aisle at Jim and Pam’s Wedding ceremony or playing Dunder Ball in the Annex.”
Reviews for the Pop-Up
Toronto is only the third city in the world to host this pop-up. Since this is the same team that catered to The Friends Experience installation, fans are in for a real treat. So far, the popup has generated considerable positive ratings. Visitors give it 4.8/5 on average. Publications and shows like Daily Beast and Global Traveller have also praised the presentation and nostalgia factor of The Office Experience writing.
“The Office Experience winds its patrons through a zoo of Office locales and memorabilia, all rendered with exacting, Disneyland-like detail.” – Daily Beast
“Walking through The Office Experience brought back a lot of funny memories from the show. By the time I left, I wanted to binge-watch it all over again.” – Global Traveler
Answer the phone on Pam’s desk.
This is a full-fledged interactive installation. Longtime fans of The Office will immediately recognize some iconic recreations from the show. Pam Beesly’s reception desk from Dunder Mifflin Scranton Office is a major draw, after all, here’s where Jim and Pam develop their office romance during the various seasons. You can even follow their love story all the way up the aisle. This installation uses original props from the show and creates a realistic representation of the Jim-Pam wedding, complete with the red carpet and pews.
Besides this, you can visit iconic show locations like Schrute Farms, Michael Scott Paper Company, and Scranton Business Park, all within the span of an hour. Die-hard fans will also be delighted to see references like Gary’s Closet and Kevin’s Chilli Spill.
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The Dundie sits proudly atop its place of honour on Michael’s desk.
The latter is a recreation of the episode where Brian Baumgartner’s Kevin Malone spills a bucket of his chili onto the Dunder Mifflin office floor. Fans can now pose holding an installation of the pot of chili as an ode to the original. You can even sit at Michael’s desk (though he wouldn’t like that) and pose for a photo. And guess what? You may even spot a Dundie there, like in the pilot episode.
You can also try Dwight’s “chair” as you explore the life-size Dunder Mifflin replica office. And don’t worry, you’ll be sure to find one of Jim’s hidden Jell-o pranks inside the office cabinet.
You can shop iconic show memorabalia like Michael’s “World’s Best Boss” mug at the store.
PS The exclusive retail gift house at The Office Experience is a recreation of the warehouse from Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. You can pick up mementos and show-based items like key rings, t-shirts, hoodies, the iconic “world’s best boss” mug, and more. One of the key items is a key ring to the Irrigation Room at Schrute Farms. You can even pick up a Finer Things Club ToteBag from the gift shop.
Registration, Entry, and Guided Tours
The pop-up is scheduled to last till June 4th, 2023, open Thursdays through Sundays most weeks. Tickets may not last long as bookings opened on January 25, 10 am EST. Currently, The Office Experience offers ticket rebates for children, senior citizens, students, and military persons. The standard fee is $44 per adult. However, if you decide to get the Personalized Dunder Mifflin Paper Company Employee Badge, this can go up to $54. Children below 10 are from exempt paying entry fees.
Students/seniors/military people can access the entry fees at a discounted $42. However, they must be able to provide valid identification proof during check-in. Getting premium tickets gives you perks like flexible timing, free merch, and priority entrance. If you are traveling with a group of 6 or more, you should aim for early entry on weekends.
There is already a waitlist for the pop-up so we suggest you get your tickets early on. If you are looking for a guided group tour, you may be allowed only on weekends so you may have fewer chances. You can head to The Office Experience Toronto’s official website for more details.
Event Name: The Office Experience in Toronto
Location: Yorkdale Shopping Centre (Across the Leg 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
- Jim-Pam Wedding Hall
- Finer Things Club Room
- Michael’s Office
- Storage-room-themed Gift Shop
- $44 for standard entry/ $54 with a Personalized Dunder Mifflin Paper Company Employee Card
- Free for children from 4 to 10 yrs
- For students/military/senior citizens – $42 (standard)/ $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)