Doors Open Ontario

Doors Open Ontario had another successful season! Nearly 500,000 people visited sites in communities across the province. Thanks to our sponsors, partners and volunteers for their support, and to all who participated. Stay tuned for information about next season …

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

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

7 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-492-1566


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.

Grand Hotel, The 7 Bridge Street