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September 30, 2017

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Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available

1923 Fire Truck and Station

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
68 West Street South
Orillia, Ontario
Telephone: 705-325-5201
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Orillia's first gas-operated 1923 American LaFrance chemical and ladder fire truck, which replaced horse-drawn equipment, operated out of the Peter Street Fire Hall for 30 years. Today, it is owned by the Orillia Heritage Centre in partnership with the fire department. This rare vehicle, along with historical photographs, will be on display. Several limited-edition prints will also be sold.

Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Guided tours available
Trails

Grant's Woods Conservation Centre

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
1485 Division Road West
Orillia, Ontario
Telephone: 705-326-1620
Landscape type: Conservation area
Building type: Attraction
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Couchiching Conservancy is a non-profit land trust that helps to protect thousands of hectares of land in the area. One of the properties is Grant's Woods, just outside of Orillia. This property has public trails for walking, snowshoeing and nature appreciation. Ambassadors will be available to share information about the trails and the work of the Conservancy.

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Washrooms
National Historic Site (Canada)
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available
Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Leacock Museum National Historic Site

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
50 Museum Drive
Orillia, Ontario
Telephone: 705-329-1908
Year built: 1928
Architect: Kenneth Noxon
Landscape type: Garden
Building type: Historic landmark, Museum
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This summer home of Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock is near the shore of Lake Couchiching. Guests are welcome to wander through the home and grounds, and have lunch in the Leacock Café (for purchase).

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Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly

Orillia Farmers' Market

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
Market Square, 36 Mississaga Street West
Orillia, Ontario
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Historic landmark, Food and drink
Saturday: 7 a.m. to Noon

The Orillia Farmers’ Market predates the establishment of Orillia as a village in 1867 and is one of the longest running in Ontario. In its early days, the market enjoyed a busy trade in hay, firewood and livestock, as well as farm-fresh produce, baked goods and handicrafts, products still available to market visitors. Stop by for some local fare!

Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Self-guided tours available

Orillia Heritage District Walking Tour

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
Meet at 30 Peter Street South (Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building/Orillia Museum of Art & History)
Orillia, Ontario
Telephone: 705-325-3261
Building type: Attraction, Commercial
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Explore Orillia's unique and historical downtown heritage conservation district with a self-guided walking tour. Featured sites include Franklin Carmichael House (home of the iconic Group of Seven painter) and the former Tudhope Factory (now Orillia City Hall) – once the largest carriage factory in Canada. Copies of the walking tour brochure will be available at all Doors Open sites.

Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available
Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Orillia Museum of Art & History (Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building)

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
30 Peter Street South
Orillia, Ontario
Telephone: 705-326-2159
Year built: 1894
Architect: Thomas Fuller
Style: Neoclassical
Building type: Attraction, Museum
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Orillia Museum of Art & History is housed in the landmark Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building, which was originally a customs house and post office, built between 1892 and 1894. The museum is a hub of culture and heritage, with 12,000 artifacts in their collection – ranging from artwork and textiles to metal and woodwork.

Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available
Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Orillia Opera House

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
20 Mississaga Street West
Orillia, Ontario
Telephone: 705-326-8011
Year built: 1895; reconstructed after 1915 fire
Architect: Burke, Horwood and White
Style: Gothic revival
Building type: Attraction, Theatre
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Since it opened in 1895, the Orillia Opera House has been a focal point for the cultural life of the city. With its unique Victorian architecture – including two soaring towers – it remains easily recognized from across town. The Opera House continues to attract big-name performers and professional productions. During the year, it also attracts local community events and activities.

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

Orillia Public Library

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
36 Mississaga Street West
Orillia, Ontario
Telephone: 705-325-2338, ext. 211
Year built: 2012
Architect: Acuqicon
Building type: Library, Green building
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Come to the library’s family history festival, where you can speak to 12 experts about various genealogy topics. They will share new information on discovering your past. Take a self-guided art tour. Bring the kids and participate in some great programs specially designed for them.

Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

Peter Street Arts District

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
Peter Street, between Mississaga Street East and Colbourne Street East
Oriliia, Ontario
Telephone: 705-326-2159
Building type: Attraction, Commercial
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Peter Street Arts District, in the heart of Orillia’s historical downtown, is a unique neighbourhood community featuring art and related businesses. Whether you are seeking a unique gift or a distinctive experience, this is the place to be. Enjoy the festive Doors Open atmosphere, artist demonstrations, interactive displays and music in the street!