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September 26, 2015

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Trails Open Ontario

Beamer Memorial Conservation Area Walking Tour

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Quarry Road
Grimsby , Ontario
Landscape type: Conservation area
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Walking tours of the Beamer Falls Conservation Area will highlight its history, vegetation, wildlife and geology. From Beamer Falls, the highest point on the Niagara Escarpment, visitors have breathtaking panoramic views of the escarpment. This spot is the ideal place to observe hawk migration, as the majestic birds use updrafts from the ridge to gain altitude for their long flight.
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Carnegie Building, The (Grimsby Archives)

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25 Adelaide Street
Grimsby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-309-2002
Year built: 1911
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An outstanding example of a Carnegie library influenced by the beaux arts style, this building was constructed in 1911 with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation. The site currently houses the Grimsby Archives. Displays from the archives and a history of the building and Carnegie libraries in Canada will be presented at this Doors Open event.
Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

Chamber of Commerce Headquarters - Old Grimsby Police Headquarters

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15 Main Street East
Grimsby , Ontario
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Built in the late 19th century, this two-storey brick building was home to Grimsby’s fire and police services until the mid-20th century. The building now houses the Grimsby & District Chamber of Commerce, whose mission is to promote the social, civil and economic well-being of the community.
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Washrooms
Kid-friendly

Great War Re-enactment - Recruiting Office

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Grimsby Museum, 6 Murray Street
Grimsby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-945-5292
Year built: 1914
Building type: Attraction, Military, Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
The Grimsby Museum, Grimsby's Old Parade Ground, re-enactors from the Canadian Military Heritage Society will be setting up a camp site and local recruiting office to interpret the local response to the start of the Great War. The re-enactment will feature soldiers in period uniform, interpreted features and a replica of a First World War recruiting booth.
Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available
Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Grimsby Museum

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6 Murray Street
Grimsby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-309-2091
Year built: 1984
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Grimsby Museum, established in 1984, is an integral part of the community’s cultural life. The town owns and runs this purpose-built facility, which houses exhibition galleries interpreting Grimsby’s history. The Regency-style entrance is the original doorway from the Marlatt Inn (1855), which once stood on Main Street. A First World War re-enactment will take place on the museum’s grounds.
Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Self-guided tours available

Grimsby Public Art Gallery

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18 Carnegie Lane (formerly Victoria Avenue)
Grimsby, Ontario
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; tours of the gallery vault occur hourly from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is located in the new library and art gallery complex. Established in 1975 as a non-profit organization, the gallery operates for the benefit and enrichment of the people of Grimsby and the Niagara region. The building also houses the state-of-the-art Grimsby library.
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Kid-friendly

Hamilton, Grimsby and Beamsville Electric Railway

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Meet at the Grimsby Museum (6 Murray Street) or the Grimsby Beach Hall (10 Grand Avenue)
Grimsby, Ontario
Year built: 1890s
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy a free ride on this historical interpretation of the former Hamilton, Grimsby and Beamsville electric railway! The railway, begun in 1893, extended the Hamilton and Dundas Street Railway to Beamsville, offering 12 trips daily, going 20 miles per hour! Take an express ride from the Grimsby Museum, Grimsby Beach Hall or the front lawn of 22 Main Street East.
Full wheelchair access
Kid-friendly

Happening on the Street Festival

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Start at the information kiosk at 11 Main Street West
Grimsby, Ontario
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join us for Doors Open Grimsby's first-ever Happening on the Street Festival! Visit downtown Main Street and enjoy the 1950s-style music, a classic car show, and New Orleans-style cuisine from participating downtown restaurants. Unique to Doors Open Grimsby, this experience cannot be enjoyed anywhere else.