Doors Open Ontario

While this site has participated in Doors Open Ontario in the past, it is not part of the current season’s program. Please check the Home page for this year’s events and participating sites.

Grand Hotel, The Doors Open Carleton Place

The Mississippi Hotel 1924.

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