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September 30, 2017

Visit Burlington’s heritage sites, noteworthy buildings and interesting locations – FREE of charge during Doors Open.

Many of these buildings and locations will offer special activities throughout the day.

Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter (@DOBurlington) for continuing updates leading up to the event.

Doors Open events cannot happen without the help of volunteers.

If you would like to learn about Burlington’s history and heritage and have some fun in the process, we encourage you to join us!

Please visit our website for more information!

Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms

Canadian Red Cross Society (Burlington Branch)

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
262 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-637-5664
Year built: 1862
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Built on land that once belonged to John Brant, the Wesleyan Methodist Church and School was built in 1862. While the church changed its name throughout the years, the one-storey front-gabled frame structure’s exterior has remained unchanged. Since 1969, it has been owned and operated by the Canadian Red Cross Society.

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Freeman Station

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
1255 Fairview Street
Burlington, Ontario
Year built: 1906
Architect: Grand Trunk Railway
Building type: Transportation
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Built in 1906 for the Grand Trunk Railway as a combination passenger and baggage depot, the Burlington West Station (formerly Burlington Junction, known as “Freeman Station”) exhibits many stylistic features characteristic of Grand Trunk Railway stations constructed in that decade. A group of volunteers, the Friends of Freeman Station, manages the station.

Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Guided tours available

Halton Islamic Association and Halton Mosque

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
4310 Fairview Street
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-333-9856
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Built in the early 1990s, Masjid Halton – the only mosque in Burlington – has been a place for prayer, learning and recreation for the Burlington Muslim community. Visitors will have a chance to ask and learn about Islam and Muslims during a guided tour, as well as enjoy a free barbecue and fun activities for adults and children.

Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

Ireland House at Oakridge Farms

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
2168 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-332-9888
Year built: 1835-37
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Built in 1837, Ireland House was the home of Joseph Ireland, one of Burlington's earliest settlers. Ireland House Museum is a local treasure, with four acres of woodland, the original family home, gardens, cottage/drive shed and picnic areas. Explore the history of Ireland House through guided tours and historical demonstrations.

Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Self-guided tours available

Roseland Park Country Club

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
3079 Princess Blvd.
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-634-6068
Year built: c. 1920s
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Roseland is an area that was laid out in part by Ross Hart in 1922 and extended by the Cleaver family in 1924. The Roseland Park Country Club was founded in 1929 and is a not-for-profit club. It is proudly run by its members and offers tennis and social activities to promote health and well-being.

Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Self-guided tours available

St. John's Anglican Church

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
2464 Dundas Street
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-336-5164
Year built: 1834
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Built in 1839, St. John’s is the second-oldest Anglican church in Burlington. Worship takes place in the present building on Sundays at 10 a.m. This unique church has two stained-glass windows and a restored cemetery with grave markers as old as the church itself. Please join us for tours, handouts, snacks and refreshments.

Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available
Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

St. Luke's Anglican Church

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
1382 Ontario Street
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-634-1826
Year built: 1834
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Captain Joseph Brant’s daughter, Elizabeth, donated part of the Crown land he was granted for services rendered during the American Revolution for the construction of St. Luke’s Church. Completed in 1834 and consecrated in 1838, St. Luke’s is the oldest church in Burlington. View the many stained-glass windows and carvings.