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September 26, 2015

Be a part of Mississauga’s 12th annual Doors Open event – held during the Mississauga Culture Days weekend!

Bring your family and friends to enjoy a fun day full of free activities at over 30 sites located in beautiful Mississauga.

If you are interested in volunteering to be a part of the Doors Open Mississauga event, email: stephanie.myhal@mississauga.ca.

Guided tours available
Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Benares Historic House

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1507 Clarkson Road North
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-615-4860, ext. 2110
Year built: 1857
Architect: William Hay
Building type: Historic landmark
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Let the doors open onto a Victorian séance! At Benares Historic House, you can explore one of the most captivating parlour games of the Victorian era – the ouija or spirit board. Tours will be offered of this designated Georgian-style home (later made famous by author Mazo de la Roche). Also featured this year is an exhibit called Mountie Memorabilia.
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Ontario's sport heritage

Bradley Museum

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1620 Orr Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-615-4860, ext. 2111
Year built: c. 1830
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy the country setting of the historical Bradley House (built around 1830) and a log cabin. Take guided tours of the house and outbuildings. Try your hand at 19th-century spinning and cricket demonstrations, and other sport-related activities, as you experience the everyday life of early Ontario settlers. This year, explore the exhibit Stick Bat Ball: The Sports that Unite Us.
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Dixie Presbyterian Church

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3065 Cawthra Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-277-1620
Year built: 1910
Architect: Herbert G. Paul (architect); Edward C.T. Doole (contractor)
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dixie Presbyterian Church was built in 1910 of Milton red pressed brick. Explore the 105-year-old sanctuary, view the beautiful stained-glass windows and visit the bell tower to hear the ringing of the original bell. With over 100 years of history in the Mississauga community, there is so much to enjoy!
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Downtown Mississauga Walking Tour

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Meet at Café C at 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-615-3200
Saturday: one tour only from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
From shopping to entertainment, education to quiet reflection, Mississauga’s vibrant urban core continues to grow. Come walk Mississauga’s Downtown and hear about the plans that are underway to continue its transformation into a lively, walkable place that offers something for everyone.
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Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple

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6525 Millcreek Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-814-0465
Year built: 1995
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The objectives of Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple of Toronto are to promote the principle of humanistic Buddhism and to foster peace and harmony among all peoples of the world. The temple has a main shrine, meditation hall, a Buddhist art gallery, library and teahouse. Experienced guides will introduce visitors to the practices, culture and art of Buddhism.
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Glenerin Inn and Spa

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1695 The Collegeway
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-828-6103
Year built: 1927
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Glenerin Inn, situated in the scenic Credit River Valley, was once the summer residence of wealthy Toronto lawyer Watson Evans and the site of many gala balls. In 1983, the estate became the elegant Glenerin Inn, a full-service hotel and spa, beautiful both inside and outside. The inn is truly a hidden gem in the heart of the city.
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Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Heritage House Dental (Forster House)

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820 Britannia Road West
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-814-1600
Year built: 1846, rehabilitated in 2010
Style: Georgian
Building type: Commercial
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This designated house, built circa 1848 on a 100-acre (40.5-hectare) agricultural property granted to the Forster family, exemplifies the symmetry, order, materials and formality of the Georgian style. Heritage House Dental is a fine example of adaptive reuse – a modern business that embraces the heritage aspect of the building. Lightning the Band will be performing at 1 and 2 p.m.
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Hindu Heritage Centre

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6300 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-369-0363
Year built: 2010
Architect: K. Paul Architect
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Hindu Heritage Centre is one of the biggest Hindu temples in Canada. They have a 10,000-square-foot (929-square-metre) prayer hall, 16 classrooms where they teach Indian languages, cultural dances and music, and a 9,000-square-foot (836-square-metre) banquet hall for cultural events. This year for Doors Open, enjoy Marie Ann Longlade School of Dance performances at 1 and 2:30 p.m.
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Islamic Centre of Canada (ISNA Canada)

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2200 South Sheridan Way
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-403-8406
Year built: 1999
Architect: Aslam Chaudhary
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Islamic Centre of Canada (ICC) is home to the head offices of ISNA Canada (a charity), the ISNA High School, the community mosque, funeral management and other related Islamic community and business facilities. The ICC offers a variety of programs and services, including guided tours to visitors.
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Trails

Kariya Park

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Kariya Drive (off Burnhamthorpe Road east of Mississauga Civic Centre)
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-615-3200, ext. 2109
Year built: 1992
Architect: City of Mississauga (architects Paul Taylor and Dan Euser)
Landscape type: Garden
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kariya Park is a testament to the strong friendship between Mississauga and Kariya, Japan, cities twinned in 1981. Their lasting relationship is evident in this park, with its bronze friendship bell and a photo mosaic of over 6,700 images. The Mississauga Friendship Association will animate this site with kendo demonstrations and dance performances.
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Koliba Park, Slovak Canadian Culture Society

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1720 Barbertown Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 416-537-7698
Year built: 1967
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Slovak-Canadians founded this unique park, reminiscent of their home country. The extensive grounds include quaint cabins, a chalet-style dining hall and outdoor stage and picnic/recreation facilities. Tour this site and enjoy delicious Slovak coffee and traditional Slovak-style baking. 2015 also marks the 70th anniversary of the park. Come and celebrate with us!
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Leslie Log House

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4415 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-615-4860, ext. 2111
Year built: 1826
Architect: John Leslie
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
John Leslie built this white-cedar log house for his family in 1826. The building was moved to its current location in 1994. In the spring of 2011, it opened as a Museums of Mississauga site in partnership with the Streetsville Historical Society. During Doors Open, experience the Train Off Tracks Derailment of 1979 exhibit and enjoy behind-the-scenes tours.
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Living Arts Centre

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4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
Year built: 1997
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Serving as an important resource for the arts, education and business, the Living Arts Centre features over 225,000 square feet (approximately 20,900 square metres) of performance venues, studio space and exhibition display areas. During Doors Open, the centre will feature the work of contemporary Franco-Ontarian artists whose work reflects on the larger themes of identity, culture and history.
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Meadowvale Theatre

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6315 Montevideo Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-615-4720
Building type: Theatre
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Participate in a backstage tour and learn more about the technical side of theatre. Witness how set pieces, lights and sound design are used to bring an idea on paper to life on stage (through the Meadowvale Theatre Young Company’s exciting production of Cinderella). Discover the secrets behind the magic of live theatre!
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Miniature Meadowvale Village

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7091 Pond Street
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-564-8632
Year built: 1997-2012
Architect: Terry Wilson
Landscape type: Garden
Building type: Attraction
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The steam train sounded its whistle as passengers arrived at the Meadowvale station in 1901. Today, stroll down the village lanes past the shops, schoolhouse and mills. Named the people’s choice favourite site by Doors Open Ontario in 2011, Miniature Meadowvale Village blends history and imagination to take visitors back to village life in old Ontario.
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Ontario's sport heritage

Mississauga Canoe Club

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31 Front Street North
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-274-2127
Year built: 1958
Building type: Attraction
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; hourly guided tours available
The Mississauga Canoe Club sits north of the mouth of the Credit River; it has been a staple in the community since 1958. It is a great place for people of all ages to come for interest in the sport, or for exercise to stay in shape. Come and visit the boat bay that holds their fascinating fleet of boats!
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Mississauga City Hall Tour

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Meet at the Art Gallery of Mississauga (300 City Centre Drive)
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-896-5088
Architect: Jones & Kirkland, Architects
Building type: Historic landmark, Theatre
Saturday: guided tours at Noon, 1 and 2 p.m.
Mississauga City Hall houses not only the council chambers and the mayor’s office, but also a public art gallery, café, banquet hall, chapel and fitness centre. It is home to the Mississauga amphitheatre and garden, and continues to be an acclaimed example of post-modern architecture. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to tour this landmark location!
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Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame

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5600 Rose Cherry Place
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-267-3536
Year built: 2007
Building type: Attraction
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Come and visit this local landmark, filled with photos, memorabilia and biographies of some of Mississauga’s most talented sports heroes! Enjoy the achievements of some of Mississauga's greatest athletes and coaches. Visitors can explore the virtual Sports Hall of Fame. Also featured this year will be a display that pays tribute to the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.
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Old Britannia Schoolhouse

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5576 Hurontario Street
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-890-1010
Year built: 1852
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In 1833, the British Crown granted 200 acres (81 hectares) in Toronto Township for a school. The Old Britannia School House (SS 12) was built as a common school in 1852 and closed in 1959. Since its restoration in 1983, the school has served as a living history site for the role playing of bygone days.
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Old Credit Brewing Co. Ltd.

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6 Queen Street West
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-271-9888
Year built: 1970s
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This brewery produces its own Amber Ale, Pilsner and Holiday Honey. See how batches are brewed with no additives/preservatives, using quality malts, imported hops and specially selected yeast. Water is charcoal filtered and copper kettles are heated over an open fire. Enjoy a beer tasting and guided tours of the facility. Experience “the new taste of an old tradition.”
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Ontario's sport heritage

Ontario Centre for Classical Sport

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3750B Laird Road, Units 13-14 (in the B section at the back of the parking lot)
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-820-5151
Building type: Attraction
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Ontario Centre for Classical Sport offers quality year-round fencing and archery programming. The indoor archery range is the largest dedicated indoor archery range in the Greater Toronto Area. The sprung hardwood sports floor was specifically designed for fencing, making this facility one of the best in Ontario. During Doors Open, visual artist Rosie Sayegh will be displaying her work.
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Peel Regional Paramedic Services - Tomken Road Station

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6825 Tomken Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 416-743-9990
Year built: 2011
Architect: Thomas J. Brown Architects
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This 20,000-square-foot (1,858-square-metre) paramedic reporting station is part of a 10-year plan to build 25 paramedic stations throughout Peel. This station was built with energy-efficient elements and is LEED-certified. This building has geothermal ground-source heating and cooling systems, sensor lighting, outdoor air ventilation control, and LED parking lot lights. It can help to eliminate 75 tonnes of greenhouse emissions annually.
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Rogers Television

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3573 Wolfedale Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-897-3903
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; guided tours every 30 minutes
Rogers TV trains thousands of volunteers who work side by side with professional television producers to bring unique, community programming. Every day, staff and volunteers provide television coverage of local sporting, cultural and political events that make up the fabric of our community. Join us on tours that will include a behind-the-scenes look into the world of broadcasting!
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Rumi Galleries

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55 Woodlawn Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-274-3616
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rumi Galleries is the largest historical and contemporary Canadian art gallery in Mississauga, whose focus is divided between 20th-century Canadian, American and European artists and Canadian contemporary artists of different generations. Work in all media can be found here, including painting, sculpture, photography, drawing and printmaking. The gallery continues to develop its exhibition program, with both in-house and international exhibits.
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St. Andrew's Memorial Presbyterian Church

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24 Stavebank Road North
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-278-8907
Year built: 1890
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2015 marks St. Andrew's Memorial Presbyterian's 125th anniversary! Enjoy the warm stone and wood of this historical church building, as well as the beautiful stained-glass windows, including a large memorial window at the back of the chancel. The church organ, a Casavant Frères Opus 3864, was completely rebuilt in 2007.
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St. Hilary's Anglican Church

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2055 Hurontario Street (Cooksville)
Mississauga , Ontario
Telephone: 905-279-2304
Year built: 1957
Architect: Bruce Brown and Brisley Architects
Building type: Place of worship, Food and drink
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
St. Hilary’s Church is a welcome oasis. The grounds feature flower gardens maintained by volunteers and recognized with awards from Communities in Bloom, a community vegetable garden and the Charles Martin Veterans Memorial. The church features stained-glass windows designed by Canadian artist and sculptor William McElcheran. During Doors Open, the Mississauga Children’s Choir will be performing throughout the day.
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St. Peter's Anglican Church, Erindale

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1745 Dundas Street West
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-277-0485
Year built: 1886; additions until 1966
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Celebrating their 190th year, St. Peter’s Anglican Church features stunning stained-glass windows, warm wooden interiors and dramatic arches. Visit the beautiful garden or take a cemetery tour. St. Peter’s takes pride in being an active church with a tradition of supporting the city. During Doors Open, the Mississauga Handweavers and Spinners will be displaying their work.
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Sampradaya Dance Centre

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3250 Ridgeway Drive, Units 4 and 5
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-607-8434
Year built: 2006
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This centre is home to Sampradaya Dance Academy and Sampradaya Dance Creations, companies founded by artistic director Lata Pada. The academy offers training in classical South Asian dance, while Sampradaya Dance Creations is a professional dance company that presents classical and contemporary work. Visitors can watch classes between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tour the expanded facility throughout the day.
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Seva Food Bank - Malton

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2832 Slough Street
Mississauga , Ontario
Telephone: 905-361-7382
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Seva Food Bank – Malton aims to meet the needs of the community, providing safe, nutritious and culturally appropriate food for Malton residents. Visit the recently renovated space, which was expanded so that more people could be welcomed and accommodated. Learn how neighbours help neighbours. And, during Doors Open this year, the site will pay tribute to Malton’s aeronautical history.
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Small Arms Building

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1352 Lakeshore Road East (at Dixie Road)
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-271-8672
Year built: 1941
Architect: Allward and Gouinlock Architects
Building type: Military
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Small Arms Factory was the only purpose-built weapons plant in Canada. The remaining inspection building is being repurposed as an arts, culture and science centre to honour the workers during the Second World War – nearly 70 per cent of whom were women. The site’s programming includes community workshops and artistic elements, making it Doors Open Mississauga’s most attended site.
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Souterraine Impressions

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2007 Lakeshore Road West (at the Stonebrook Presentation Centre)
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-828-8411
Building type: Attraction, Military
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Heritage Mississauga presents Canadigm’s Souterraine Impressions, an exhibition of reproductions of carvings from the caves of Vimy Ridge during the First World War. Also included are stories of the men who carved them, images of the cave systems at Vimy and Canadigm’s story. The only GTA stop scheduled for this cross-Canada exhibition. Performances by the Mississauga Pipes throughout the day.
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THINNOX Academy, The

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3120 Glen Erin Drive, Units 4 and 5
Mississauga , Ontario
Telephone: 905-608-8446
Year built: Established, 2006
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The THINNOX Academy offers experiential courses, camps and workshops leading to careers in technology, engineering and design. This year, academy students will present a multimedia feature about the city’s design and technology landscape and key architectural attractions. Visual artist Claudio Ghirardo will also display his work. Join us at 1 p.m. for a drawing game!
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Ontario's sport heritage

Vic Johnston Community Centre

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335 Church Street
Streetsville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-826-2030
Year built: 1961
Building type: Attraction, Green building
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This multipurpose facility has been the focus for hockey, skating, community events and meetings in Streetsville for five decades – but its main attraction remains the hockey arena. You never know who you may see here – from Florida Panther Brad Boyes to local youth learning to skate and play hockey. The banquet hall also hosts many events throughout the year.
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Visual Arts Mississauga

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4170 Riverwood Park Lane
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-277-4313
Year built: 2006
Architect: Du Toit Allsopp Hillier
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Visual Arts Mississauga Art Centre, a one-storey, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired building with floor-to-ceiling windows, is located in beautiful Riverwood Park. During Doors Open, the work of some of the centre’s talented instructors, who teach art to adults, teens and children, will be exhibited. Free art activity for all ages between noon and 3 p.m.