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Carleton Place

Event information

Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Carleton Place is excited to be returning to Doors Open Ontario. This year, we've got landmark buildings, fascinating factories, quiet churches and several new sites for you to explore.

It was 200 years ago that the Moore family first arrived here to put down roots. Soon after, they were opening their door to shelter fellow settlers. We are thrilled to be continuing the Doors Open tradition!

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Community information

We invite you to join us in 2019 as we celebrate our 200th anniversary of community.

Spend time in Carleton Place with its small-town feel. Explore our vibrant downtown – filled with unique shops and renowned restaurants – wander the Ottawa Valley Rail Trail, or get out on the waters of the Mississippi River and Lake!

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Become a volunteer

Volunteers are an integral part of the Doors Open experience. Are you passionate about your community and its assets? Join us as we showcase what's behind the doors in Carleton Place!

Volunteers are needed to assist with site research, text writing, distributing pre-event materials, setting up signs and welcoming visitors during the Doors Open weekend.

Contact Carol or Jennifer at 613-253-7013 or cpbmuseum@outlook.com for more information. A first meeting for those interested in volunteering will take place in May. Don't miss the fun!

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Contact info

Email: cpbmuseum@outlook.com

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Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum Doors Open Carleton Place

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Erected in 1872 as the Carleton Place Town Hall, this limestone building now houses the local museum. Originally containing council chambers, a lock-up and a public auditorium, it was converted into a school in 1879, which served the community until 1969. The main floor galleries feature exhibits chronicling the town's history. Also see the Community Labyrinth and Victoria School Gardens.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

267 Edmund Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-253-7013
Email: cpbmuseum@outlook.com
www.cpbheritagemuseum.com

Architecture

Year built: 1872
Architect: William Rorison
Building type: Museum, Schoolhouse
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21 – Sunday September 22, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Carleton Place Town Hall Doors Open Carleton Place

Carleton Place Town Hall

Built between 1895 and 1897, this building was designed by George King to replace the original town hall. Constructed of limestone, it features slate-roofed towers and turrets, stained-glass windows and a dramatic foyer. The bell tower houses the original bell. The tower’s clock was installed in 1990, on the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of Carleton Place.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

175 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-257-6200
www.carletonplace.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1895-97
Architect: George King
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21 – Sunday September 22, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Moore House Doors Open Carleton Place

Moore House

Built by James P. Moore, this building was a general store located on Moore Street. The building was donated to the town in 2006 and moved in 2007. According to local folklore, the ghost of Ida Moore, who died in 1900, inhabits the building. Today, it is home to the Chamber of Commerce, an information centre and Roy Brown Museum.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

170 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-257-1976
Email: admin@cpchamber.com
https://cpchamber.com

Architecture

Year built: 1870s
Architectural style: Log structure
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21 – Sunday September 22, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. James Anglican Church Doors Open Carleton Place

St. James Anglican Church

With its steep roofline, dramatic bell tower and buttressed stone walls, St. James Anglican is a local landmark. The century-old pipe organ, beautiful stained-glass windows and soaring beamed ceilings help enhance this lovely place of worship. During Doors Open, enjoy an antique quilt exhibit in the vestry, an Antiques and Collectibles Sale in the church hall, and a Victorian tea.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

225 Edmund Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-257-3178
Email: admin-stjamescp@bellnet.ca
http://stjamescarletonplace.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1881
Architect: Mr. Carr
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21 – Sunday September 22, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.