How can my community become involved in Doors Open Ontario 2017?

Any community or cluster of communities may participate in Doors Open Ontario if they meet the following registration criteria:

  • an organizing committee must be formed; the committee should consist of a range of community partners, including (but not limited to) the heritage sector, tourism sector, municipal sector, corporate sector and community volunteers
  • one lead contact must be appointed by the local Doors Open organizing committee to coordinate, manage and act as liaison between the Ontario Heritage Trust and the participating community/community cluster
  • sites included in Doors Open events must be of historical, architectural or cultural significance (natural heritage sites and heritage gardens are eligible)
  • events must take place between April 15, 2017 and October 22, 2017
  • communities must have the ability to open a minimum of 10 sites of historical, cultural and/or natural significance for public access during the same time period
  • admission to the main attraction at each participating property must be free to the public; sites that are normally open should consider opening an additional part of the property or arranging a special activity
  • the organizing committee agrees to acknowledge Doors Open Ontario and the Ontario Heritage Trust in all promotion and publicity materials produced for their local event
  • participating communities/community clusters are required to complete the Registration Form and submit it with payment of the $1,695 ($1,500 plus HST) registration fee by December 23, 2016