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May 06, 2017 - May 07, 2017

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Centenary United Church

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24 Main Street West (at MacNab Street)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-522-6843
Year built: 1866
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This “overflow” church was on what was once considered the edge of town. It is the fourth to be built to serve the influx of Methodists arriving from the US and Britain. In 1881, the Women’s Missionary Society was created and Martha Cartmell, the first woman overseas missionary, left here to open a school in Tokyo.

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Cotton Factory, The

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270 Sherman Avenue North
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-547-8256
Year built: 1900
Architect: E.B. Patterson
Style: Gothic revival
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; guided tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. both days

This rare historical example of a textile mill complex – with its “slow-burning” (fire-retardant) brick walls and wood construction featuring a prominent Gothic-inspired tower – is being transformed into a complex for a diverse mix of creative professionals. Meet the owner and some of the artists and artisans and see demonstrations of their work.

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Kid-friendly
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

EcoHouse (Glen Manor)

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22 Veevers Drive (near Greenhill Avenue and Quigley Road)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-540-8787
Year built: c. 1851; renovated 1968
Architect: James Dean
Building type: Green building
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

This restored farmhouse, with its large garden, was formerly the Veevers estate and is an excellent example of adaptive reuse. Operated by Green Venture, the property is an oasis within a suburban housing development at the base of the Niagara Escarpment. On Saturday, enjoy a vermicomposting workshop (10:30 a.m. to noon) and a garlic mustard pull (1 to 3 p.m.).

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Washrooms
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Education Centre

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20 Education Court
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-527-5092
Year built: 2014-15
Architect: Ventin Group Associates
Building type: Green building
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit the new Education Centre, the administrative offices of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. See the special archival exhibit on how the education system and the local health departments worked together for the well-being of the students. View artifacts from the previous education centre and former schools, and tour the council chamber.

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Partial wheelchair access
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Educational Archives and Heritage Centre

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155 Macassa Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-318-3046
Year built: 1957
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Educational Archives recovers and preserves the history of public education in Hamilton and Wentworth since the 1840s, including student attendance registers, photographs, documents, yearbooks, memorabilia and architectural artifacts from closed schools. View displays on public health in schools. Learn why McMaster University and the University of Toronto came to the Archives during the 2003 SARS outbreak.

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Environmental Laboratory and Operations Centre

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
900 Woodward Avenue (south gate entrance at Brampton Street)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2424, ext. 5834
Year built: 2006
Architect: McCallum Sather
Building type: Green building
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Designed to meet LEED Silver certification, this laboratory aimed to provide a creative and exciting design that accommodates a fully sustainable, adaptable, multi-purpose building. The building will use at least 25 per cent less energy due to these designs and innovative technologies. Note: Children under 10 are not permitted in the laboratory.

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Kid-friendly
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Hamilton Guesthouse in the William Pring House

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158 Mary Street (at Cannon Street East)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 289-440-8035
Year built: 1855
Building type: Historic landmark
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This three-storey limestone house features a beautiful central spiral staircase, grand rooms and a front door and porch dating from the period when Dr. William Hopkins and family lived here (1910-30). Its ownership has changed many times. Currently, it operates as the Hamilton Guesthouse, Hamilton’s first and only backpackers’ hostel. Come and take a self-guided tour. Limited free parking available.

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

Hindu Samaj of Hamilton and Region

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
6297 Twenty Road East
Glanbrook, Ontario
Telephone: 905-679-6935
Year built: 2005
Architect: Jairam Patel
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Hindu Samaj of Hamilton and Region is a spiritual organization serving Hindus of diverse backgrounds living in Hamilton and the surrounding area. The temple, damaged by vandalism in 2001, was rebuilt in 2005 in an exquisite, colourful, Indian architectural style to house the deities in the prayer area.

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Mohawk Trail School Museum

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
20 Education Court
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-318-3046
Year built: 1882; restored 1967; relocated: 2013; restored: 2015
Architect: Restoration: Ventin Group Associates (2015)
Building type: Historic landmark, Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come to the grand re-opening of the former S.S. No. 5 Barton, a one-room brick school house that served the western part of the former Barton Township. Restored in 1967 as a fully furnished late 1800s all-grades classroom; it was totally refurbished in 2015 when it was relocated. During Doors Open, view displays on public health in rural schools.

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St. Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic Church

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8 St. Ann Street
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-544-0726
Year built: 1912
Architect: Lindsay Alexander Wardell
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; guided tours every half hour

This is the only Polish Roman Catholic church – and one of Hamilton’s first ethnic churches. Although a functioning church from 1912 (basement only), the structure was not completed until 1927 due in part both to the First World War and the impact of an independent homeland on Polish immigration. Interior features include murals and a custom-built Casavant organ.

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Water Filtration Building - Water Treatment Plant

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
900 Woodward Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2424
Year built: 1933 and 1959; rehabilitated: 2010
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy a rare opportunity to see how the 2010 extensive structural rehabilitation and architectural facelift returned this plant to its original art deco grandeur. Learn about the drinking water system and the filtration process. See the history of water in Hamilton at the Informational Welcome Centre.