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June 10, 2017

Coming soon!

Clarington – a largely rural municipality – offers many things to see, do and explore!

Each year, Doors Open Clarington advocates for heritage sites featuring repurposed buildings where you can discover the past while exploring the present.

Join us for a diverse experience featuring the hamlet of Kendal and surrounding area. Hidden among the Ganaraska and rolling hills, Kendal has a lot of history – from tobacco, potato and forestry farms. This hamlet has survived the struggles and is a wonderful source of repurposing its buildings and land.

Come “Unlock your history” and more in Clarington!

Volunteers are welcome and needed to make Doors Open Clarington a success.

Please help us “Unlock your history.”

For more information:

Website: www.doorsopenclarington.com
Email:  ACOCAMP30@gmail.com

Parking
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available

Brimacombe

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
4098 Regional Road 9
Orono, Ontario
Building type: Attraction
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

From humble beginnings in 1937, Brimacombe has grown into one of southern Ontario’s largest ski areas. Get a behind-the-scenes look at a family-favourite winter attraction during the green season. Investigate this site’s rich history and the modern technology that helps it run (and discover what the slopes look like after all the snow is gone).

Parking
Guided tours available

Kendal Crown Lands

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
Regional Road 9
Orono, Ontario
Telephone: 905-579-0411
Landscape type: Natural heritage
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Ontario government acquired this 862-acre (349-hectare) property on the Oak Ridges Moraine through purchases and appropriations, beginning in 1966, with the intent of creating a greenbelt near the growing Toronto metropolis. A group of local citizens maintains this beautiful site with its hiking trails, streams and fish ponds.

Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Guided tours available

Kendal Orange Lodge

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
15 Kendal Church Street
Kendal, Ontario
Telephone: 905-697-9621
Year built: 1869
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This building began as a New Connexion Church in 1869 and was bought by the local Orange Lodge No. 915 in 1881. The Enniskillen Orange Lodge moved its hall to Kendal in 1927 and attached it to the existing building. After major renovations in 2005, the building had running water for the very first time.

Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available

Kirby Schoolhouse - Clarke Museum

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
7086 Old Kirby School Road
Orono, Ontario
Telephone: 905-983-9243
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 11 a.m. presentation by Jon Story on heritage gardens and herbs; 1 p.m. presentation by a representative from The Living Wall

Relive history at the Clarke Museum, a one-room schoolhouse built in 1878. This unique museum, established in 1980, boasts an original interior that includes an ornate tin ceiling (manufactured by the Pedlar People Company of Oshawa), blackboards, two desks and the 1891 bell. Explore the museum property and discover the heritage gardens and Living Wall.