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Carleton Place

Event information

Saturday, September 21, 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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17 sites found

Boulton House Restaurant Doors Open Carleton Place

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Boulton House Restaurant

This property was the site of a grist mill in 1821, run by water power from the Mississippi River. Built about 1823 by Hugh Boulton, the building was an oatmeal mill, the oldest in a complex of mills on the street. Now a popular restaurant that uses locally sourced ingredients, it offers a spectacular waterfront patio, complete with grist stone!

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

35 Mill Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-492-3535
Email: info@boultonhouse.ca
http://boultonhouse.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1823
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink, Historical landmark
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

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

Braumeister Brewing Company Doors Open Carleton Place

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Braumeister Brewing Company

Founder Rohit Gupta welcomes you to Braumeister, a Bavarian-inspired craft brewery with taproom and garden. An avid homebrewer (and science lover), Gupta’s appreciation for brewing and the European beer culture grew while living in Austria. Tour Carleton Place’s newest brewery, meet Rohit and Brewing Consultant Sheldon Scrivner, and sample their products and learn about Bavarian beers and traditional brewing practices.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

19 Moore Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-492-2337
www.braumeister.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2018
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

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

Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited Doors Open Carleton Place

Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited

Constructed in 1890 of local limestone, this building contained the roundhouse and engine repair shops for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) until 1939. In 1940, the building was purchased by the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers. Wool arrives here from across the country and is graded before being shipped out in compact bales. See CPR memorabilia on display throughout the building.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

142 Franktown Road
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-257-2714
www.wool.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1890
Building type: Commercial, Museum, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (guided tours of the grading facility will be offered at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.)

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

Carleton Place Baptist Church Doors Open Carleton Place

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Carleton Place Baptist Church

Built in 1871 for the Wesleyan Methodist congregation, this building was purchased by the Baptists in 1888. Their former frame church on Town Line Road was vacated at that time. The original wooden steeple was struck by lightning in 1973 and destroyed, but later rebuilt. The original pews remain in use. Enjoy a display of quilts from the local museum.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

299 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-257-1889
www.carletonplacebaptist.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1871
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Granary Apartments, The Doors Open Carleton Place

Granary Apartments, The

The Keyes Block was constructed in 1898 to replace an earlier building destroyed by fire. It originally housed Keyes Boot and Shoes and, later, the Union Bank of Canada. Now home to the Granary Natural Foods, the storefront windows retain their original copper mullions. The upper apartments feature Tudor-style ogee arch windows, original woodwork and a unique glassed ventilation shaft.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Guided tours available

Contact info

107 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-257-5986
http://granary.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1898
Architect: George Keyes
Building type: Commercial, Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Grand Hotel, The Doors Open Carleton Place

Grand Hotel, The

Built in 1872 as The Mississippi, this hotel was once a mecca for business travellers throughout the Ottawa Valley. Stompin’ Tom Connors wrote his song Big Joe Mufferaw here in 1967; he was influential in saving the building from demolition in the 1980s. A popular wedding venue, this hotel will showcase the main-floor ballroom and dining room during Doors Open.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

7 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-492-1566
https://thegrandhotelcp.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1872
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Ocean Wave Fire Company and Carleton Place Ontario Provincial Police Doors Open Carleton Place

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Ocean Wave Fire Company and Carleton Place Ontario Provincial Police

In 1868, while testing the fire company’s new hand-pumper, an onlooker exclaimed at the arc of water, "Look at the ocean wave," inspiring the company's unusual name. The police force was disbanded in 2003 when the Ontario Provincial Police took over. Come and meet the local officers and see the historical artifacts on display – including a 1923 fire truck.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

15 Coleman Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-250-2242
Email: pmeunier@carletonplace.ca
https://carletonplace.ca/fire-services.php

Architecture

Year built: 1995

Dates/hours open

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

Old Federal Building (Post Office) Doors Open Carleton Place

Old Federal Building (Post Office)

This building was designed by Thomas Fuller, architect of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The clock tower was added in 1913. It is built of red sandstone, sitting atop a limestone foundation. It served as the post office and customs house for Carleton Place until 1970. During Doors Open, only the main floor offices will be open.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

81 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-353-7013
Email: cpbmuseum@outlook.com
https://heritagecarletonplace.com/page.php?groupingID=miscellaneous1

Architecture

Year built: 1891
Architect: Thomas Fuller
Architectural style: Gothic revival, Romanesque revival
Building type: Post office

Dates/hours open

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

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192 Doors Open Carleton Place

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Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192

In 1931, Legion Branch 192 opened on Bridge Street and moved into the current building in 1959-60. The Evelyn Wilson Lounge honours a local First World War nursing sister who received the Royal Red Cross. Wilson was instrumental in establishing a Ladies Auxiliary for the branch, and was founding President of the Auxiliary, which is celebrating 75 years in 2019!

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

177 George Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-257-1727
www.facebook.com/pages/category/Nonprofit-Organization/Legion-Branch-192-370652826362091

Architecture

Year built: 1959
Building type: Military

Dates/hours open

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

Sam Bat Factory Doors Open Carleton Place

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Sam Bat Factory

Sam Bat is the maker and originator of the best professional maple baseball bats in the world. During Doors Open, visit the factory, showroom, batting cage and shop, and see photos and souvenirs. The bats, individually turned on a lathe using one of 300+ different templates, are then hand-sanded, hand-finished and carefully inspected to meet exacting standards and demands.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

110 Industrial Avenue
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-257-3060
https://sambat.com

Architecture

Year built: 2015
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

St. Mary's Catholic Church Doors Open Carleton Place

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St. Mary's Catholic Church

St. Mary’s first mass was held on Christmas Day 1884. Visitors can tour the original church and the new wing. Look for the plaque commemorating the work of first pastor in the old church. And, in the new wing, see the baptismal font carved from a large boulder that was brought here from Napanee (the church was built around it).

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

28 Hawthorne Avenue
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-257-1284
https://stmarysparishcp.com

Architecture

Year built: 1884; 1993
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

St. Mary's Catholic School Doors Open Carleton Place

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St. Mary's Catholic School

Constructed in 1959 as a model of a modern school building, St. Mary's Catholic School was the first Catholic school in town. Today, it is home to students in Grades 4 to 6. St. Mary's is proud to be celebrating 60 years of welcoming students through its doors. Come for a tour of the school and see their anniversary displays.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

4 Hawthorne Avenue
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-257-1538
https://stmarycp.cdsbeo.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1959
Building type: Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

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

Zion-Memorial United Church Doors Open Carleton Place

Zion-Memorial United Church

Built by the Methodist congregation, the cornerstone of this Romanesque stone church was laid in May 1888; the first worship service was held here on December 9 that year. In 1954, fire destroyed the building, leaving only the bell tower and steeple standing. The church was rebuilt soon after and opened for worship again on May 22, 1955.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

37 Franklin Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-257-2133
www.zion-memorial.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1888
Architectural style: Romanesque revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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