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Brockton

Event information

Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join the Municipality of Brockton and the Brockton Heritage Committee to tour 18 unique and interesting sites.

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Community information

Nestled in the rolling countryside of the Saugeen and Teeswater rivers, the Municipality of Brockton is a friendly rural community with innovative industry and a vibrant downtown core.

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If you are interested in volunteering at one of our sites, please feel free to contact us.

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Contact info

Telephone: 519-881-3413
Email: manager@walkertonbia.ca
Website: www.walkertonbia.ca

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Bruce County (Walkerton) Gaol Doors Open Brockton

Bruce County (Walkerton) Gaol

This building operated as a jail (or “gaol”) for 144 years, and then closed in 2011. Now a museum, the site lets you retrace the footsteps of famous inmates, such as John Haag – rumoured to have survived his hanging. Figure out how escape artist Mickey McArthur got out. And capture your best “cell-fie” in one of the original jail cells.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

209 Cayley Street
Walkerton, Ontario
Telephone: 519-881-3413
Email: info@walkertonbia.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1866
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 26, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cargill “White House” Doors Open Brockton

Cargill “White House”

Enjoy a rare opportunity to visit this house. In 1879, Henry Cargill started a logging/lumber business in the Walkerton area and built this so-called "White House" for his son. Cargill himself lived in the "Red House" across the street, which burned down in 1919. Over the years, several renovations have been completed to restore the home to its original appearance.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

12 Concession Road 10
Cargill, Ontario
Telephone: 519-881-3413
Email: info@walkertonbia.ca
http://vitacollections.ca/BrocktonHeritage/2422767/data

Architecture

Year built: 1900
Architectural style: Edwardian, Queen Anne
Building type: Historical house, Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 26, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Downtown Walkerton Walking Tour Doors Open Brockton

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Downtown Walkerton Walking Tour

Downtown Walkerton has been a thriving business community since the mid-1800s. Stroll along its streets today and you’ll find numerous clothing, home décor and specialty shops and restaurants, while also discovering the unique historical architecture that remains recognizable. Information about the history of the downtown will also be displayed in various shop windows. Wear appropriate walking shoes.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

Meet at 101 Durham Street East
Walkerton , Ontario
Telephone: 519-881-3413
Email: info@walkertonbia.ca
www.walkertonbia.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1850s
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 26, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ikendale Farms Ltd. Doors Open Brockton

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Ikendale Farms Ltd.

A family business, this dairy farm was started in 1951. Four hundred Holstein cows are milked three times daily, producing 15,000 litres (4,000 gallons) of milk, which is delivered to Gay Lea Dairy in nearby Teeswater. Come and check out the massive 31,000-litre (8,200-gallon) tank that holds all this milk as well as the robotic feed pushers.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

358 Concession Road 2
Greenock , Ontario
Telephone: 519-881-3413
Email: info@walkertonbia.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1951
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 26, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; scheduled milking at 1 p.m., with guided tours of the farm starting on the hour

Knox Presbyterian Church Doors Open Brockton

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Knox Presbyterian Church

Originally built as The Free St. John Church, this church amalgamated with the Presbyterians in 1886 and became Knox Presbyterian. It was the first church in Walkerton to have a pipe organ, which was installed in 1896. The church, which cost $9,187 to build, is distinct from the rest of Walkerton’s churches, being the only Gothic revival church.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

208 Cayley Street
Walkerton, Ontario
Telephone: 519-881-1431
Email: knoxwalkerton@wightman.ca
www.knoxpresbyterianwalkerton.com

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 26, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saugeen Masonic Lodge Doors Open Brockton

Saugeen Masonic Lodge

The first recorded meeting of Saugeen Lodge #197 was held in 1868 under dispensation from the Grand Master. The original charter was signed by the Most Worshipful Brother Alexander Allan Stevenson. The 150th anniversary of Saugeen Lodge was celebrated in 2018. During Doors Open, visitors can get a rare look inside the culture and practices of this masonic lodge.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

206 Durham Street West
Walkerton, Ontario
Telephone: 519-881-3413
Email: info@walkertonbia.ca
www.brucemasons.com

Architecture

Year built: 1989

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 26, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Schmidt Lake Lookout Trail Doors Open Brockton

Schmidt Lake Lookout Trail

Greenock Swamp – owned and operated by Saugeen Valley Conservation – is southern Ontario’s largest forested wetland. Known throughout Canada for its unique flora (including orchids and mosses), it can be accessed through a unique floating boardwalk or by a short trek along the Schmidt Lake Lookout Trail. Come and immerse yourself in nature and enjoy some truly spectacular views.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Environment

Contact info

Meet at 110 Schmidt Lake Road
Cargill, Ontario
Telephone: 519-881-3413
Email: info@walkertonbia.ca
www.svca.on.ca/ca.php?page=greenock

Architecture

Landscape: Conservation area, Natural heritage, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 26, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Thomas' Anglican Church Doors Open Brockton

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St. Thomas' Anglican Church

The first denomination to hold church services in Walkerton – members of the Church of England – originally held them at Joseph Walker’s tavern in the 1850s. Then, this church was built in 1910. It remains an excellent example of the baronial Gothic revival style, with its distinctive Norman tower, charming dormers and a rose window on the west wall.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

305 Colbourne Street
Walkerton, Ontario
Telephone: 519-881-3413
Email: info@walkertonbia.ca
www.facebook.com/CircleofFaithSt.Thomas

Architecture

Year built: 1910
Architectural style: Baronial, Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 26, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Walkerton Clean Water Centre Doors Open Brockton

Walkerton Clean Water Centre

Come and explore the Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) – an operational service agency of the Government of Ontario, established in 2004 to ensure clean and safe drinking water for the entire province. The WCWC coordinates and provides education, training and information to drinking water system owners, operators and operating authorities, and the public in order to safeguard Ontario’s drinking water.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

20 Ontario Road
Walkerton, Ontario
Telephone: 519-881-2003
Email: inquiry@wcwc.ca
https://wcwc.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2004
Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 26, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Walkerton Heritage Water Garden Doors Open Brockton


Walkerton Heritage Water Garden

The Walkerton Heritage Water Garden is sure to take your breath away with beautiful blooms, rest areas and pathways that are marked with plaques depicting Walkerton’s proud history. The memorial fountain commemorates those who suffered during the tainted water tragedy from 20 years ago, and represents water as a positive healing symbol.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

6 First Street
Walkerton, Ontario
Telephone: 519-881-3413
Email: info@walkertonbia.ca
www.brockton.ca/en/be-active/parks-and-pavilions.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 2002
Landscape: Garden, Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 26, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.