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Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year during Doors Open, sites will be once more open free of charge to all visitors, including buildings of architectural and historical significance – heritage homes, churches, court houses and museums. Discover Cornwall’s hidden heritage treasures, some of which have never been open to the public.

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Community information

Cornwall is a city that takes pride in being able to combine small-town warmth and hospitality with big-city facilities and services.

Cornwall is a natural hub for visitors seeking to explore the city and surrounding small villages. Take the time to explore our attractions, and enjoy a great selection of eclectic shops and wonderful restaurants.

For more information, visit the Cornwall Tourism website.

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Contact info

Telephone: 613-930-2787, ext. 2547
Email: klajoie@cornwall.ca

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Aultsville Theatre Doors Open Cornwall

Aultsville Theatre

Built in 1976, the Aultsville Theatre is a 680-seat non-profit professional theatre that hosts a variety of events annually. Come and experience theatre life on the other side of the curtain. Take a backstage tour and see where the performers prepare themselves. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the theatrical lighting, rigging and operations that bring productions and performances to life.

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

Contact info

2 St. Lawrence Drive
Cornwall, Ontario
Telephone: 613-932-1661
www.aultsvilletheatre.com

Architecture

Year built: 1976
Building type: Attraction, Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cornwall Community Museum in the Wood House Doors Open Cornwall

Cornwall Community Museum in the Wood House

Come to the museum and learn about Cornwall's historical roots. See the 1900s kitchen filled with old dairy products, the circa 1910 study, the 1950s-era dining room (which showcases pieces from Cornwall manufacturer Beach Furniture) and the newest exhibit on Queen Elizabeth's visit in 1959 for the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

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  • Parking

Contact info

160 Water Street West
Cornwall, Ontario
Telephone: 613-936-0280

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cornwall General Hospital Down Memory Lane Tour Doors Open Cornwall

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Cornwall General Hospital Down Memory Lane Tour

A partnership between the Cornwall General Hospital Nurses Alumni, Registered Nurses’ Association Alumni, community members and The Care Centre (operating in the former Cornwall General Hospital) is working to create a permanent commemoration of the former hospital. During Doors Open, come and tour the project area and speak with volunteer committee members about how these memories are being preserved.

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Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cornwall Historical Walking Tour Doors Open Cornwall

Cornwall Historical Walking Tour

This 6-kilometre (3.7-mile) self-guided walking tour is a voyage into Cornwall’s heritage, depicting events and points of interest from Cornwall’s past. The tour follows nearly 30 plaques erected along Cornwall’s waterfront, downtown and in parts of Le Village in the city’s east end – representing industrial links, the former Cornwall Canal and the founding of New Johnstown.

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

Contact info

Meet at the Cornwall Community Museum (160 Water Street West in Lamoureux Park)
Cornwall, Ontario
http://levillagebia.com/walkingtour

Architecture

Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cornwall Public Library Doors Open Cornwall

Cornwall Public Library

In 1995, the Cornwall Public Library celebrated its 100th anniversary. In 1997, the library underwent a large transition when it moved into the former post office. This move ended years of overcrowding and gave the public a locale in the heart of the city.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • French services available

Contact info

45 Second Street East
Cornwall, Ontario
Telephone: 613-932-4796
http://library.cornwall.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1953
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Former Bank of Montreal Doors Open Cornwall

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Former Bank of Montreal

This former Bank of Montreal in downtown Cornwall has served the community for generations and will continue to do so in the future in a new form as Cornwall's future Arts and Culture Centre. Stop in to admire the architectural beauty of this facility, learn about its future plans and participate in a unique fundraiser!

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Contact info

159 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
Telephone: 613-330-3117

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Historic SDG Jail Doors Open Cornwall

Historic SDG Jail

This county jail building was constructed in 1833 and remained operational until it was closed in 2002. The facility housed inmates from Cornwall and across the modern-day United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. The jail is home to many historical artifacts and displays; it is considered one of the oldest public structures in Ontario.

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

Contact info

11 Water Street West
Cornwall, Ontario
Telephone: 844-814-5245
www.sdgcounties.ca/tourism/jail

Architecture

Year built: 1833
Building type: Attraction

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Port Theatre, The Doors Open Cornwall

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Port Theatre, The

One of Cornwall's iconic landmarks, The Port Theatre has been an institution of entertainment for residents and visitors for over 75 years. Join them for a guided tour of this historical landmark building at 10 a.m., followed by a screening of a 40-minute documentary showcasing the building’s history from its origins as The Roxy in 1941 to the present.

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Contact info

132 Montreal Road
Cornwall, Ontario
Telephone: 613-933-4547

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
one tour only, beginning at 10 a.m. (please arrive 10 minutes early)

St. Lawrence Power Development Visitor Centre Doors Open Cornwall

St. Lawrence Power Development Visitor Centre

The 1,208-square-metre (13,000-square-foot) Ontario Power Generation (OPG) visitor centre, which opened in 2010 and was built to LEED standards, offers visitors an interactive and educational experience. Learn about the St. Lawrence Seaway, the power project and its impact on surrounding communities, electricity generation at OPG, and the American eel.

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

Architecture

Year built: 2010
Architect: Thompson Rosemount Group
Building type: Commercial, Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Trinity Anglican (Bishop Strachan Memorial) Church Doors Open Cornwall

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Trinity Anglican (Bishop Strachan Memorial) Church

A church has been on this site since 1784, when Loyalists first settled here. The current church dates to 1876, dedicated to Bishop John Strachan. Built in the Gothic style, the building features marble floors, stained-glass windows, a Casavant organ, and plaques and memorials to early Cornwall citizens. Outside, the churchyard features graves dating back to the late 1700s.

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Contact info

105 Second Street West
Cornwall, Ontario
Telephone: 613-933-3991, ext. 23

Architecture

Year built: 1876
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.