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September 17, 2016

Wellington North opens the doors to some of their most intriguing and charming cultural and heritage sites. We invite you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Admission is free!

Conveniently located in southwestern Ontario, 45 minutes north of Highway 401 and west of Highway 400, Wellington North is nestled in a picturesque rural setting.

Wellington North offers small-town, hamlet and rural living, as well as a wide range of tourist attractions, a bountiful and proven agriculture tradition and a quality of community and family life that makes for a fantastic location to live, work and play.

The quality of life available is second to none, with clean air and water, quiet tree-lined streets, abundant recreational activities, premiere fashion destinations, convenient health care, excellent educational and recreational facilities, and a wide variety of retail stores and business services for our workforce, residents, guests and visitors.

When visiting Wellington North, plan to attend the Top 100 Mount Forest Fireworks Festival, or visit the Village of Arthur and view the newly erected murals celebrating the village’s recent appellation of being “Canada’s Most Patriotic Village,” and tour our new walking trails.

Beautiful scenery, unique stores, premiere fashion destinations, recreation services and signature events all contribute to the landscape of Wellington North.

We welcome volunteers during Doors Open Wellington North to assist with day-of activities. Please email tourism@wellington-north.com for more information.

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Ontario's medical science and innovation

Arthur and Area Historical Rooms

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
146 George Street
Arthur , Ontario
Telephone: 519-848-3069
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
See displays related to 20th-century medicine and technology, including a dentist’s chair and equipment, and over-the-counter medicines from a local pharmacy that served the community for over 60 years. Learn the history of local doctors through artifacts and images. Displays paying homage to Arthur’s designation as “Canada’s Most Patriotic Village” will be of special interest.
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Ontario's medical science and innovation

Knox Conn Presbyterian Church

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
8015 Highway 89
Conn, Ontario
Telephone: 519-323-0065
Year built: 1892
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Take a trip back in time! While touring this architecturally fascinating local church, learn about the interesting stories of doctors who cared for the people of Conn. Compare past and present as you view some artifacts you may never have seen before. Also, explore a display about First World War veterans from the area. Tea and coffee will be available.
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Full wheelchair access
Kid-friendly
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Mount Forest Cemetery Chapel

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
411257 Southgate Sideroad 41
Mount Forest, Ontario
Telephone: 519-848-3620
Year built: 1947
Building type: Cemetery
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Family and friends gathered in this chapel before a loved one was buried. In winter, when burials were not possible, caskets were stored in the lower area of the chapel. See how technology has changed very little over the years. Burial information will be available for people trying to locate family members or friends buried in the cemetery.
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Full wheelchair access
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Kid-friendly
Guided tours available
Ontario's medical science and innovation

Mount Forest Family Health Team

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
525 Dublin Street
Mount Forest, Ontario
Telephone: 519-323-0255
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This facility – a joint effort between the hospital, township and the community – has enabled three physicians’ offices to combine services to provide better access for the community. Tour this clinic and have a behind-the-scenes look at various jobs relating to health care. Get information about new ways of providing health-care services: telemedicine, team-based care, outreach and social services partnerships.
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Partial wheelchair access
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Mount Forest Museum and Archives

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
102 Main Street South
Mount Forest, Ontario
Telephone: 519-323-4755
Year built: 1853
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy a virtual tour of the Lynes blacksmith shop. A combination of digital presentations, physical demonstrations and general displays will reveal the industrial history of the shop and highlight the work of artisanal iron forgers and metal artisans, the “blacksmiths” of today. The site also houses the community’s archival materials.
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Full wheelchair access
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Self-guided tours available

Quality Engineered Homes

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
7307 Sideroad 5 West
Kenilworth, Ontario
Telephone: 519-323-4208
Year built: 1987
Building type: Commercial
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
During Doors Open, drop by Quality Engineered Homes and tour the model homes or the factory to see how these homes are made. Also, see a display about safety measures taken in the construction industry and some of the innovations of automated building systems.
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Full wheelchair access
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Kid-friendly
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Wellington County Library - Arthur Branch

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
110 Charles Street East
Arthur, Ontario
Telephone: 519-848-3999
Year built: 2009
Building type: Library
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An Arthur citizens’ book-lending operation evolved into the Arthur Mechanics’ Institute in 1884, became the Arthur Public Library in 1911 and, in 1976, part of the Wellington County Library system. This 2009 multi-use facility houses the library and the Arthur and Area Family Health Centre. View local history displays and an ancestry database. Activities include tours and 3D printing demonstrations.
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Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available

Wellington County Library - Mount Forest Branch

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
118 Main Street North
Mount Forest, Ontario
Telephone: 519-323-4541
Year built: 1913
Architect: George Gray
Building type: Library
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Andrew Carnegie’s gift of $10,000 and a donation of land by a Mrs. Luxton in honour of her father, William Gruer, made the building of this library possible. It celebrated its 100th anniversary in December 2013. View local history displays and an ancestry database. Activities include tours and 3D printing demonstrations.