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September 26, 2015 - September 27, 2015

Doors Open London is a two-day event that opens up spaces and offers activities throughout London – free of charge – for local residents and visitors. In its 14th year, this signature event has become widely recognized as a weekend of communal gathering, celebration and recognition for London’s heritage sector – featuring hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, etc. working in their community.

In keeping with this year’s provincial theme for Doors Open, the event weekend will also raise awareness of the TORONTO 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games by providing Londoners and visitors with opportunities to participate in the celebrations. Throughout the weekend, this year’s Doors Open London will showcase people, places and events that have been influential to the history of sport in London, while increasing knowledge of and pride in London’s sport heritage, and connecting with diverse communities in new and exciting ways.

Join us for Doors Open London! Fun for the whole family!

London is nestled in the heart of southwestern Ontario near the forks of the Thames River. It is home to the region’s economic, entertainment and cultural hub. London is Canada’s 11th-largest city and an ideal environment to work, play and live. London established its creative roots early and, over the years, London has nurtured a cultural heart and soul that has produced great Canadian talent in both the visual and performing arts.

From Museum London and Orchestra London to the main stage of The Grand Theatre, from Storybook Gardens and the London Regional Children’s Museum to East Park and Fanshawe Pioneer Village, culture thrives in nearly every corner of the city. Doors Open London will provide an opportunity for all Londoners and visitors to access, discover, celebrate and learn in the many tours in museums, art galleries, theatres and other cultural hubs over this two-day weekend event.

Note: London Heritage Council does not directly recruit volunteers for this event. Volunteers are directly recruited by participating sites and organizations.

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1st Hussars Museum

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1 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Year built: 1880-81
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m to 4 p.m
The 1st Hussars Museum, one of the last remaining original buildings at the Forks of the Thames, illustrates the history of the regiment. During Doors Open, see a group of students dressed in various uniforms from Canada’s military past. Don’t miss visiting the regiment troopers and exploring a present-day regiment vehicle.
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121 Studios

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121 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-636-0783
Building type: Commercial
Saturday only: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit 121 Studios – London’s newest digital media production and co-working space – and explore an exciting array of interactive digital media installations and audio/visual art. The facility is located in the basement of the former Fodemesi Shoes building on Dundas Street. For Doors Open, installations will include a unique Lumarca light show, interactive teletype machine, electro-acoustic soundscape room, and more!
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427 Wing and Spirit of Flight Aviation Museum

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2155 Crumlin Side Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-455-0430
Year built: 1939-40
Building type: Military
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Located on the grounds of the London International Airport, this building was constructed as an airman's canteen. It is believed to be the last of its kind in southwestern Ontario. Come and view interactive displays and see how southwestern Ontario’s rich aviation history is being preserved. Experience a tour from retired servicemen, and enjoy lunch/refreshments for sale.
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Art Gallery of Lambeth

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2454 Main Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-652-5556
Saturday only: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Qualified instructors at the Art Gallery of Lambeth will help you create a wonderful work of art that you can take home at the end of the session. The sessions will be running throughout the entire weekend. The gallery will provide all necessary materials. Just come and have fun … and experience a day of inspired creativity!
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Art with Panache

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140 Fullarton Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 226-378-2587
Architect: Old Oak Properties
Building type: Commercial
Saturday only: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Culture is alive and well in London! Join us for a fun day of art demonstrations and workshops. Explore the gallery and see work by artists from London and throughout southwestern Ontario. Listen to artists discuss their work and experiences. Don’t forget to contribute your own colours and strokes to our community painting!
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Attic Books

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240 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-432-7277
Year built: c. 1875
Building type: Commercial
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; guided tours available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days
Experience history as tour guides take you through this beautiful local landmark, explaining the history of its growth and renovations throughout the years. Meet Roland, the resident ghost, and see one of London's best-kept literary and cultural treasures.
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National Historic Site (Canada)
Self-guided tours available

Banting House National Historic Site of Canada

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442 Adelaide Street North
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-673-1752
Year built: 1900
Style: Queen Anne
Building type: Historic landmark, Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The defining moment in the discovery of insulin occurred here. Visitors are introduced to Frederick Banting through a self-guided tour, enhanced with commentary from experienced guides. Highlights include his art and the bedroom where he had the idea that led to his discovery of insulin. Learn about the life and career of one of the most celebrated international heroes!
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Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Brick Street Cemetery

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370 Commissioners Road West
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-657-1964
Year built: c. 1813
Architect: Unknown
Landscape type: Natural heritage
Building type: Cemetery
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Come and enjoy a pleasant stroll or participate in a scavenger hunt to discover more about London’s history. Check out the ground-penetrating radar analysis (which shows what’s underground without disturbing the graves). This year, learn about War of 1812 participants and early settlers of Westminster Township. And, if you have any questions, just ask the Friends of Brick Street Cemetery.
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Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, The

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
267 Dundas Street
London , Ontario
Telephone: 519-488-2003
Year built: 1928
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stand amid the laureate portrait gallery and watch on video or read about over 100 remarkable Canadians and their contributions to medicine and health care. Explore fascinating exhibits featuring ground-breaking medical discoveries. Activities for kids include puzzles to highlight the importance of teamwork and scavenger hunts. Self-guided tour books are available, as well as mini-guided tours.
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Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre

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656 Elizabeth Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-872-8446
Sunday only: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Come and experience this one-of-a-kind cultural mosaic and get a taste of London’s various cultures –Romania, Germany, Albania, Poland and Ireland. Through live music, dance, art, cuisine and informative booths, visitors will experience, learn and participate in these cultures. This event promises to be a cultural experience that will appeal to all!
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Centre Communautaire Régional de London

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920 Huron Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-673-1977
Saturday only: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bienvenue! This community centre takes an active leadership role in London’s francophone community by encouraging French culture, art, sport and recreation. Come and browse informative booths about French services in London and learn about the culture. Shop for French fine goods, sample and purchase delicious French cuisine, and enjoy French music, art, dance and theatre performances.
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Chisholm Building, The

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
142 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-432-4442
Year built: Early 1860s
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 20-minute guided tours offered
This beautiful building was built in 1865 by Andrew Chisholm. Come and see the art exhibit and explore the site’s award-winning heritage restoration. View features that were discovered over the course of the restoration, including love letters and the city’s first public clock. Enjoy live music performances from Noon to 3 p.m. both days.
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Covent Garden Market

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130 King Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-439-3921
Year built: 1900-45
Architect: Hastings and Aziz Ltd.
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Historic landmark, Theatre, Food and drink
Saturday only: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
London’s Covent Garden Market, established in 1845, enjoys an extensive history. At the Mezzanine and Labatt Lounge, which overlooks beautiful downtown London, experience The Robot Show – a pop-up art show featuring work by five local artists. Interact with the artists and enjoy their robot-inspired art. Then try your hand at constructing your own robot – fun for the whole family!
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Custom Art Metal Work

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20 Swinyard Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-438-2569
Style: Art moderne
Building type: Private residence
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jaroslav-Jerry Vrabec – artist and site owner – has interests in the art of model making. Combined with his technical studies, he now dramatically combines new technology with art, encompassing the art of smithing, welding, soldering, braising and sculpting various metals. During this behind-the-scenes visit, you can experience how the process happens, including the tools involved, as well as prototypes and samples.
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East Lions Artisans Centre

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1731 Churchill Avenue
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-659-6440
Building type: Commercial
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy a tour of the East Lions Artisans Centre and participate in a variety of family friendly activities. Visit with the artisans and admire the creations of our partner organizations, such as Artisans London Decorative Painters, London Miniaturists, London Modern Quilters, Scrapbooking with Diane and London District Weavers and Spinners.
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Eldon House

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
481 Ridout Street North
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-5169
Year built: 1834
Style: Georgian
Building type: Historic landmark, Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit Eldon House and take a self-guided tour of the oldest remaining residence in London. Tour the gardens and see gallery painters on the south lawn, as well as an arts and crafts show on the west lawn. Fine arts and goods will be available for purchase.
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Fanshawe Pioneer Village

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1424 Clarke Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-457-1296
Year built: 1959
Architect: Wilfrid Jury
Landscape type: Landscape
Style: Victorian
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fanshawe Pioneer Village tells the story of rural life in Middlesex County from 1820-1920. See the village come alive through demonstrations of 19th-century trades, domestic chores and social pastimes by costumed interpreters. Join us on Sunday at 1 p.m. for a vintage baseball game between the London Tecumsehs and the Innerkip Quarrymen.
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Grand Theatre, The

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
471 Richmond Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-672-9030
Year built: 1901
Architect: J.M. Wood
Building type: Theatre
Saturday: 10 a.m. to Noon; Sunday: 10 a.m. to Noon
The Grand Theatre, which opened in 1901, is an iconic historical property in downtown London. Come and tour the props and wardrobe shops, as well as other backstage areas. Try on costumes from past productions and have your picture taken. View displays of props and costumes that celebrate past productions and high school projects.
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Grosvenor Lodge

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1017 Western Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-645-2845
Year built: 1853
Architect: Samuel and Ann Peters
Style: Gothic revival
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Come and experience the Country Arts and Crafts Fair at Grosvenor Lodge. This house, one of London’s oldest buildings, stands secluded on sweeping driveways, with a 19th-century porter’s lodge at the estate entrance. The fair will take place on the grounds with various activities, food and an arts and crafts show and sale. There will be outdoor music.
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Jet Aircraft Museum

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2465 Aviation Lane
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-457-1329
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Venture through the hangar at this museum and see retired military jets brought back to life. Talk to an ex-military pilot and learn about the jet age. Test your dogfighting skills on one of the flight simulators, or see a B-17 bomber. Explore a visiting exhibit from the Secrets of Radar Museum (Saturday only) to learn about Canadian radar history.
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Kiwanis Seniors Community Centre

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78 Riverside Drive
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-5740
Sunday only: 1 to 6 p.m.
This community centre will serve as the site for the Canadian Latin American Association. Drop in with your family and participate in activities and performances. Experience a taste of the Latin American culture of London and enjoy delicious cuisine. Watch musical and folklore dance performances.
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Labatt Memorial Park

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25 Wilson Avenue
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-858-3393
Year built: 1880
Saturday only: 1 to 5 p.m.; 30-minute guided tours at 1 and 4:30 p.m.
Labatt Memorial Park – the world’s oldest continuously operating ballpark – is the home of the London Majors. For the past 135 years, it has been home to minor, senior and professional baseball. During Doors Open, watch a vintage baseball game from 2 to 4 p.m. between the London Tecumsehs and a surprise visiting team.
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London Children's Museum

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21 Wharncliffe Road South
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-434-5726
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Participate in the Pan-Amazing Games! During this action-packed weekend, learn about the many countries participating in the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. At the museum, you can also visit a one-room schoolhouse, crawl through caves or dig for dinosaurs! Or enjoy a dance lesson by Dance Steps Studio (Saturday only, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.).
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London Convention Centre

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300 York Street, 2nd floor ballroom
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-6200
Building type: Commercial
Sunday only: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Come and experience this one-of-a-kind cultural showcase by the London Multicultural Community Association that will transport you to seven different countries around the world – including South Korea, the Philippines, Iran, Afghanistan, China and Africa. Experience, learn and participate in these cultures through dance, music, craft, cuisine, exhibitions and interactive activities.
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London Fire Station No. 4

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807 Colborne Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-4565
Year built: 1909
Architect: Arthur E. Nutter
Style: Italianate
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join a guided tour with a retired fire office and a tour of Engine No. 4 from the in-service crew when they are not responding to alarms. Learn about fire safety and bring the kids for free colouring books and stickers. Firefighters will even slide down the fire pole!
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London Heritage Council

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
251 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-930-2140
Building type: Library
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; guided tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days
The London Heritage Council is the official headquarters for Doors Open London. Stop by during Doors Open or call us with questions! Once again this year, we will be hosting the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, London Region Branch, Heritage Walking Tour. Join the walk from Dundas Street to Victoria Park and learn about the park and surrounding area’s vibrant history.
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French services available
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Ontario's sport heritage

London Life Insurance Company

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
255 Dufferin Avenue
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-435-4268
Building type: Commercial, Historic landmark
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy rare films from London Life’s archives in their newly restored auditorium. Learn about London Life’s sport history through the exhibit In Another Lifetime: The Sports Stars of London Life, where the careers of Fanny “Bobbie” Rosenfeld (Olympic track-and-field medallist), Cliff McWhirter (welterweight boxing champion) and Frank Fredrickson (Olympic gold medallist in hockey) will be featured.
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London Muslim Mosque

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
151 Oxford Street West
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-439-9541
Year built: Original building 1957; expansion 2010
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The London Muslim Mosque is Ontario's oldest mosque and the second oldest in Canada. Visit and tour the prayer halls, library or exhibition. Have your name written in Arabic calligraphy, an art form based on the Arabic script with flowing arabesque and geometric design, or adorn yourself with a henna design. Educational and engaging for all ages!!
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London Police Service Headquarters

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
601 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-5670
Year built: 1974
Architect: Nichole Schoales Ream McBain
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The London Police Service is celebrating 160 years of policing in London, Ontario. Come and explore the headquarters where members of the London Police Service will provide a guided tour for those who attend. Come and read about the men who wore badge #13. If you are lucky, you will have a chance to meet Caesar, our K9 mascot.
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London Roundhouse, The

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240 Waterloo Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-438-9064
Year built: 1887
Architect: Samuel Peters/Spier and Rohn
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday only: London Poetry Slam, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and musical performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Come visit this unique space and explore almost 130 years of SoHo history. Enjoy guided tours and historical talks about this restored steam locomotive engine house and experience interactive exhibits. On Saturday, listen to the London Poetry Slam and enjoy musical performances by members of the former London Orchestra.
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London Waldorf School

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7 Beaufort Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-858-8862
Year built: 2004
Architect: Stephen Mawdsley
Style: Art moderne
Building type: Attraction, Transportation, Green building
Saturday only: 1 to 5 p.m.
Come and visit this unique school! The Great Hall – with its beautiful new wooden floor, acoustic panels and stained glass – overlooks a beautiful naturalized playground that connects reclaimed, refurbished and repositioned portable classrooms. Guided and self-guided tours will be available, as well as children’s craft activities. Enjoy a concert by Light of the East Ensemble from 2 to 3 p.m.
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Middlesex County Administration Office

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
399 Ridout Street North
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-434-7321
Year built: 1829
Architect: John Ewart
Style: Victorian
Building type: Historic landmark
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
London's first permanent building and most recognizable landmark opened in 1829 as the District Courthouse and Gaol. It was modelled after Malahide Castle in Ireland. Visit the old courtroom and an original block of cells, including one for solitary confinement.
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Museum London

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421 Ridout Street North
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-0333
Year built: 1980
Architect: Raymond Moriyama
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; guided tours hourly
Museum London promotes the knowledge and enjoyment of art, culture and history. Guided tours feature artwork by notable Canadian artists. Listen to a musical performance by the Sweet Adelines on Saturday at 1 p.m. Then, on Sunday, join a children’s cooking workshop from Noon to 4 p.m., or break records with the MakerBus between 10 a.m. and  2 p.m.
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Museum of Ontario Archaeology

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1600 Attawandaron Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-473-1360
Year built: 1981
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This unique museum is dedicated to the study, display and interpretation of the human occupation of southwestern Ontario over the past 11,000 years. Explore the gallery and special exhibits, and visit the Lawson Village to discover what life was like in London’s earliest settlement. Learn archaeological techniques and have fun playing lacrosse!
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Nicholson Sheffield Architects Inc.

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
358 Talbot Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-673-1190
Year built: 1900-45
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
When Nicholson Sheffield Architects Inc. designed the renovation for their new home, they preserved an existing heritage space while creating a modern office environment that experimented with raw material, texture and natural light. Visitors will be able to tour this unique heritage space, glimpse into the world of architecture, and explore other projects designed by the firm.
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North London Optimist Community Centre

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1345 Cheapside Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-643-0052
Saturday only: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Come and see the South Asian Showcase and browse a variety of cultural displays. Enjoy delicious South Asian cuisine, shop for traditional dresses, have your hands decorated by henna artists, and experience a day of musical performances. On Saturday from 1 to 4:30 p.m., learn to bellydance at a Sol & Luna Fusion Bellydance lesson.
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National Historic Site (Canada)
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Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, The

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
701 Oxford Street East
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-660-5102
Year built: 1886-88
Architect: Henry James
Style: Italianate
Building type: Military
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Discover the history of the Royal Canadian Regiment and experience military life on the grounds of historical Wolseley Barracks through guided tours and hands-on activities provided by the Canadian Historical Documentation & Imaging Group (CANADIGM) and the Hamilton Signallers Association. The 31st Canadian Brigade Group will also be onsite with military vehicles, equipment and gear, providing demonstrations for all ages.
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St. John Ambulance

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741 King Street
London, Ontario
Year built: 1981
Architect: Breivik Scorgie
Building type: Commercial
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; barbecue from Noon to 2 p.m.
St. John Ambulance, a national organization with branches from coast to coast, have a proud tradition of volunteer work. Discover their history through exhibits and demonstrations, meet their therapy dogs (10 to 11 a.m.), enjoy a lunchtime fundraiser barbecue and watch a search-and-rescue presentation (3 to 4 p.m.). Enjoy interactive kids’ crafts (11 a.m. to Noon) with London Celebrates Canada.
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The ARTS Project

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203 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-642-2767
Year built: 1865
Style: Victorian
Saturday: Noon to 5 p.m.; Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.; workshops both days from 1 to 4 p.m.
The ARTS Project is a non-profit art gallery, theatre and studio space for artists, bringing arts and culture to London’s downtown core. Come and chat with our resident artists, view their studio spaces and participate in some hands-on art creation. Visitors will get to experience and learn skills in both theatre and visual arts through workshops and demonstrations.
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UnLab

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999 Collip Circle, Convergence Centre, University of Western Ontario Research Park
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-636-0783
Year built: Built after 1945
Building type: Commercial
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors to the UnLondon UnLab will be able to experience and create a variety of projects and digital media activities. See a 3D printer in action and print your own object! Learn about electronics, microprocessors and soldering or engrave and cut with a laser cutter!
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VibraFusionLab

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357 Talbot Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-859-8072
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors to the VibraFusionLab will rediscover the sense of touch and feel how vibration can actually be another way of communicating. Come and explore interactive and fully accessible activities with new digital audio and tactile media. The lab will also feature a variety of vibrotactile chairs, pillows and wearable fashions to experience and enjoy sound as vibration.