Ontario Heritage Trust / Fiducie du patrimoine ontarien

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October 01, 2016 - October 02, 2016

Doors Open London – in its 15th year – is one of the oldest Doors Open communities in Ontario. This weekend-long free event covers a broad spectrum of culture and heritage in the community.

No matter what you're interested in, there's something for everyone to discover – from cultural events and tours of hidden gems to an assortment of museums. Doors Open London is about exploring new possibilities.

With zones spread throughout the city, you'll find something in your own backyard or be adventurous and branch out into unfamiliar territory. From art to architecture, history to modern-day technology, music and performances to the spoken word, there's a world of culture and heritage waiting for you to explore this weekend!
London, Ontario is an urban centre with a population of approximately 365,000. It is unique in that it is a major urban centre that geographically sits in the midst of several rural communities that comprise southwestern Ontario. As such, London is a central place of urban activity for several smaller communities surrounding the city.

Doors Open London events target not only residents of London, but also visitors to London, coming from the rural areas surrounding the city and beyond. London is primarily an English-speaking community, with a growing population of diverse cultures – 22 per cent of London's population is made up of different ethnic groups. London also has a French-speaking community. Spanish and Arabic are the other two major languages spoken in London.

London Heritage Council doesn't directly recruit volunteers for this event weekend.

People interested in volunteering for this event are encouraged to directly contact participating sites and organizations for volunteering opportunities.