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Belleville

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Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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The City of Belleville – located two hours east of Toronto – was incorporated in 1873. It lies on both sides of the Moira River and flows into the Bay of Quinte. It has a population of about 50,000. It is known for its walleye fishing, and for being the gateway to Prince Edward County.

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18 sites found

Belleville and District Shrine Club Doors Open Belleville

Belleville and District Shrine Club

The Shriners, renowned for participating in community events, are recognized by children around the world. The Belleville and District Shrine Club took possession of this building in 1946. Prior to that, it was a stately private home, built in 1880. The building still preserves much of its original character, with a new addition added in 1959.

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

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51 Highland Avenue
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-962-2633
www.bellevilleshrineclub.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1880

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Belleville Children's Safety Village Doors Open Belleville

Belleville Children's Safety Village

This facility is a community resource centre that provides hands-on instruction about street, pedestrian, fire, rail and internet safety skills for children, youth, teens and their parents. Over 150 local businesses, service organizations and individuals contributed either time, money or both to build it. The village features miniature buildings with detailed roadways, traffic lights, operational railway crossings and mini vehicles.

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

Contact info

93 Dundas Street East
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-813-1278
Email: info@csvbelleville.com
www.csvbelleville.com

Architecture

Year built: 2004
Building type: Attraction

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

Belleville City Hall Doors Open Belleville

Belleville City Hall

Built in 1872-73 by architect John D. Evans (the builder was John Forin) as Belleville’s market building and town hall, this attractive structure – with its tall clock tower – has dominated the downtown landscape for 146 years. Architect Bill White’s imaginative renovations (1987-88) preserved many original interior architectural features, while adding 929 square metres (10,000 square feet) of new space.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

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169 Front Street
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-968-6481
www.belleville.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1872-73
Architect: John D. Evans (original building); Bill White (renovation)
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery Doors Open Belleville

Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery

This library has extensive collections, digitization services, computer labs, an art gallery, meeting rooms and more. Since 2016, the community archives have also been located here. The old library’s 1909 stained-glass window is prominently displayed in the new building. During Doors Open, visitors will have an opportunity to visit some of the staff areas normally off limits to patrons.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

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254 Pinnacle Street
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-968-6731
www.bellevillelibrary.com

Architecture

Year built: 2006
Architect: Zeidler Partnership Architects
Architectural style: Art moderne
Building type: Library, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County Doors Open Belleville

Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County

The Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County opened in 2016. A collaborative project, it was built as a partnership between the City of Belleville, the County of Hastings and the Hastings County Historical Society. The archives preserve the history of the community through records of local governments, individuals, families, businesses and organizations.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

254 Pinnacle Street
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-967-3304
www.cabhc.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Architect: Shoalts and Zaback
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Corby Park Rose Garden Doors Open Belleville

Corby Park Rose Garden

The Corby Park Rose Garden is in the old east village in Belleville, a great area for exploring heritage homes, just a few blocks from the Bay of Quinte. The garden has a stunning water fountain and at the centre of it all, you get a beautiful view of the entire garden – perfect for a family outing or wedding.

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  • Full wheelchair access

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210 Ann Street
Belleville, Ontario

Architecture

Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dinkel’s Restaurant and Paulo's Italian Trattoria Doors Open Belleville

Dinkel’s Restaurant and Paulo's Italian Trattoria

Come and visit this popular eatery set in a building constructed in 1870 by John Forin (formerly the home of Lafferty's Billards). It is a three-storey building, consisting of three fire-proof containers built of brick and stone. Historical features include rounded arches in rusticated masonry framing, heavy, carved keystone arches, and a wooden cornice and brackets.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

38-44 Bridge Street East
Belleville, Ontario
www.dinkels.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1870
Architect: John Forin
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ekort Realty Ltd. and Mortgage Architects Doors Open Belleville

Ekort Realty Ltd. and Mortgage Architects

This 1824 stone building was once the home and bakery of Henry Corby (the remains of the bakery are still visible in the basement). The foundation and large open hearth are original. A third storey was added in about 1883 and the present brick façade in 1891. The original wood and tin ceiling is still visible on the store level.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

258 Front Street
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-968-1182
http://ekortrealty.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1824
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Glanmore National Historic Site Doors Open Belleville

Glanmore National Historic Site

Glanmore is an excellent example of Second Empire architecture in Canada. The home was built in 1883 for banker J.P.C. Phillips. Interiors feature ornate frescoed ceilings, suspended staircases and intricate woodwork. Learn about the restoration of this historical house, climb part of the servant's staircase, and discover hidden secrets found during past restoration projects.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

257 Bridge Street East
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-962-2329
http://glanmore.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1883
Architect: Thomas Hanley
Architectural style: Second Empire
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Museum Doors Open Belleville

Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Museum

This building, designed as a Class B facility for a single army unit, is based on the standard American armoury model, with offices on the main floor, lecture rooms and messes on the second, a janitor’s apartment on the third and firing ranges in the main hall. The museum, located on the main floor, has exhibits on local military history.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

187 Pinnacle Street
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-966-2125
www.theregiment.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1908
Architectural style: Baronial
Building type: Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Henry's Place Doors Open Belleville

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Henry's Place

Local businessman and politician Henry Corby opened his distillery here in 1859 – a quaint building that stands along the Moira River. Today, it is part of the nearby Signal Brewery, and is popular for special events. Come and learn more about this distillery’s history and see the majestic oak bar that was imported from Ireland.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Communication

Contact info

79 River Road
Corbyville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-779-8633
Email: inquiries@signal.beer
www.signal.beer

Architecture

Year built: Early 1900s
Architect: Corby Distillery
Architectural style: Contemporary
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Historical landmark
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Islamic Society of Belleville Doors Open Belleville

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Islamic Society of Belleville

The Islamic Society of Belleville is opening its doors during Doors Open to showcase this masjid, Islamic centre and school. Throughout the year, they offer regular Quran classes for kids, regular Fajr and Isha prayers, Friday Juma, Taraweeh Salat in Ramadhan, and Eid prayers. Explore the architecture and culture of this centre and learn more about the Islamic faith.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

33 Moira Street West
Belleville, Ontairo, Ontario
Telephone: 613-707-3861
Email: masjidbelleville@gmail.com
www.bellevillemasjid.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Loyalist College Digital Media Centre Doors Open Belleville

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Loyalist College Digital Media Centre

The Loyalist College Digital Media Centre includes video editing suites, a television studio the Parrott Centre Library and alternative radio station 91X-91.3 FM. During Doors Open Belleville, faculty members from the Film and Television Production and Radio Broadcasting programs will be available to show guests around and give visitors an opportunity to see this impressive facility.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Communication

Contact info

376 Wallbridge-Loyalist Road
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-969-1913, ext. 2100
Email: klorimer@loyalistcollege.com
www.loyalistcollege.com/our-campus/campus-facilities/digital-media-centre

Architecture

Year built: Opened in 2013
Building type: Educational facility
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Parrott Centre, The (Loyalist College Library) Doors Open Belleville

Parrott Centre, The (Loyalist College Library)
The highly expressive form of The Parrott Centre at the Loyalist College Library takes on hyperangulation – the folding planes and points of the building – adopting, at times, origami-like geometries. The soaring roof plane and wall of glazing form a light-filled and welcoming focal point for the whole campus. Come and visit during Doors Open and see it for yourself.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

376 Walbridge-Loyalist Road
Belleville, Ontario
http://loyalistlibrary.com

Architecture

Year built: 2004
Architect: Teeple Architects Inc.
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Parrott Riverfront Trail Doors Open Belleville

Parrott Riverfront Trail

This paved and lit trail is 1.6 kilometres long (1 mile), travelling along the Moira River behind the historical downtown. Along this trail is a footbridge built in the early 1800s. To the north, it connects to the 5.2-kilometre (3-mile) Riverside Trail. To the south, it connects to the Zwicks Trail westward and the Kiwanis Bayshore Trail eastward.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

Start at the corner of Front and Station streets
Belleville, Ontario
http://belleville.ca/images/uploads/Belleville_Trail_Map.pdf

Architecture

Building type: Attraction
Landscape: Landscape, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

She Thrives Doors Open Belleville

She Thrives

This building was the office for Henry “Harry” Corby Jr., and the operations of Corby Distilleries. It has a dressed stone lower storey designed in the Italian Renaissance, with a carriageway through the centre. In 1891, Corby added stone window pediments and carved classical detail in high-Victorian fashion. Today, She Thrives occupies the site – an innovative women’s wellness centre.

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161 Front Street
Belleville, Ontario, Ontario
Telephone: 613-779-7277
Email: beawesome@shethriveswellness.com
https://shethriveswellness.com

Architecture

Year built: 1868-72
Architect: Henry Corby
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Thomas' Anglican Church Doors Open Belleville

St. Thomas' Anglican Church

The Parish of St. Thomas was established in Belleville in 1818 when the first church was consecrated by Charles Stewart, the second Lord Bishop of Quebec. The first St. Thomas' Church was a brick structure completed in the 1820s. It is now a traditional Norman-style church, joined to a modern, glass-enveloped Parish Centre. The church is beautifully illuminated by skylights.

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201 Church Street
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-962-3636
Email: office@stthomasbelleville.ca
www.stthomasbelleville.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1820s (brick structure); 1858 (Norman-style structure); after 1975 (interior rebuilt)
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

YourTV (Cogeco) Doors Open Belleville

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YourTV (Cogeco)

This local TV station, hosted by Cogeco, defines and connects people through its programming –including local sports and celebrations, politics and current events, health care and educational issues, development concerns, youth interests and local heroes. During Doors Open, a mobile site will be set up to let you learn more about what YourTV does.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Communication

Contact info

297 Front Street
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-967-9751, ext. 8353
Email: ann.werkhoven@cogeco.com
www.yourtv.tv/belleville

Architecture

Year built: 1970s
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.