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Halton Region

Event information

Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Make sure you add Halton Region to your Doors Open experience this year!

Prepare to wander and explore – and don’t forget to bring your curiosity. We'll show you old-fashioned hospitality, Halton style, combined with a wealth of heritage, a twist of culture and stunning natural beauty. Hundreds of volunteers and staff in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills will be working hard to ensure a second-to-none Doors Open experience. We are waiting to welcome you and showcase the hidden gems that we are so proud of (many not normally open to the public.) Historical buildings, museums, private homes, places of worship and cultural venues abound. We promise to provide plenty to see and do that will enlighten, entertain and connect you to our communities.

Take a short drive to Halton for your city, town and country experience and build awesome memories with friends and family!

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Community information

Make plans to add Doors Open Halton Region to your outing this fall, whether for a day or overnight with one of our welcoming hosts.

Halton Region, just west of the Greater Toronto Area, combines small-town charm with the amenities of major urban centres, and is home to the City of Burlington and the towns of Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. Visitors can paddle on Lake Ontario, hike or bike the Niagara Escarpment, shop in Canada's largest outlet mall or hand-pick fresh fruit and vegetables at one of Halton’s farms or markets.

We are less than an hour's drive from Toronto, Hamilton, Niagara, Kitchener and Vaughan. Spend Saturday in the south visiting Oakville and Burlington and Sunday exploring what awaits in Milton and Halton Hills. Our Doors Open sites will certainly appeal to all ages and interests – from heritage buffs and gardeners to nature and art enthusiasts. We welcome visitors to discover our charming private homes, curated heritage sites, unique businesses and lasting institutions, such as Oakville's old post office, 1830 Ireland House and Erchless Estate.

To plan your Doors Open Halton weekend, visit the Hamilton | Halton | Brant website or the Discovering Halton site. Halton is accessed from the Queen Elizabeth Way, Highways 7, 401, 403 and 407, with GO Transit services to all four of our communities.

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Become a volunteer

The committee members of Doors Open Halton Region would like to acknowledge and reiterate our appreciation for the support, time and commitment of our volunteers. Hundreds of hours of unwavering commitment from in and around the region has been donated over the years. Without our volunteers, who continue to be an intricate part of this weekend-long event, many doors simply could not be open.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email or contact the local community coordinator below that best suits your location and availability:

  • Saturday, September 29, 2018 – Oakville/Burlington
  • Sunday, September 30, 2018 – Milton/Halton Hills

Community representatives and contacts

Burlington: Megan Crawford, Manager, Community & School Programming, Museums of Burlington| Telephone: 905-332-9888 | Email: Megan.crawford@burlington.ca

Milton: Meredith Leonard, Education/Community Coordinator, Halton Region Heritage Services | Telephone: 905-825-6000, ext. 3440 | Email: meredith.leonard@halton.ca

Oakville: Julie Hawryszko, Museum Programmer/Public Programs Recreation and Culture, Town of Oakville | Telephone: 905-845-6601, ext. 5043 | Email: julie.hawryszko@oakville.ca

Town of Halton Hills: Ann Lawlor, Councillor, Ward 4 | Telephone: 905-877-5662 | Email: annl@haltonhills.ca

For additional information, contact Doors Open Halton Region: Meredith Leonard, Education/Community Coordinator, Halton Region Heritage Services | Telephone: 905-825-6000, ext. 3440 | Email: meredith.leonard@halton.ca

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Contact info

Telephone: 905-825-6000, ext. 3440
Email: meredith.leonard@halton.ca

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Burlington - Archaeological Services Inc. (ASI) Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - Archaeological Services Inc. (ASI)

ASI is the largest archaeological and heritage consultancy in Canada, with offices in Toronto and Burlington. They have over 35 years of experience in the production and dissemination of knowledge about Ontario’s past. Come and visit the expanded Burlington office to meet the team of archaeologists and heritage specialists, see some artifacts and learn about local heritage!

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

Contact info

2321 Fairview Street, Unit 200
Burlington , Ontario
Telephone: 416-966-1069
http://asiheritage.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Burlington Public Library, Central Branch Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - Burlington Public Library, Central Branch

Library services began in Burlington in 1872, with the Central Branch opening in 1970. Acting as a community space, the library is free for everyone and offers books, movies, music, magazines and more! During Doors Open, come and see the public makerspace, Burlington’s local history room, and tour the library – which includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the book circulation area.

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

Contact info

2331 New Street
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-639-3611
www.bpl.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1969
Architect: Brook, Carruthers, Grierson, Shaw Architects
Architectural style: Brutalism
Building type: Library
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (tours at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.)

Burlington - East Plains United Church Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - East Plains United Church

In 1843, the East Plains United Church started as a simple frame building where citizens would gather for meetings. Over 175 years, the church added a brick façade and cornerstones, survived a fire, merged with the United Church and installed a historical plaque commemorating the Indigenous farm workers of Aldershot. Discover the church’s history and its 130-year-old cemetery.

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

Contact info

375 Plains Road East
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-634-5858
Email: calliearcher773@gmail.com
www.eastplainsunitedchurch.com

Architecture

Year built: 1843
Building type: Cemetery, Place of worship
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Freeman Station Doors Open Halton Region

Burlington - Freeman Station

From 1854 to 1988, this location was Burlington's railway arrival and departure centre – connecting local residents with Toronto, Chicago and Buffalo. Built in 1906 for the Grand Trunk Railway as a combination passenger and baggage depot, the Burlington West Station (formerly Burlington Junction, known as Freeman Station) exhibits stylistic features characteristic of Grand Trunk Railway stations constructed in that decade.

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

Contact info

1285 Fairview Street
Burlington, Ontario
www.freemanstation.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1906
Architect: Grand Trunk Railway
Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Halton Mosque and Halton Islamic Association Doors Open Halton Region

Burlington - Halton Mosque and Halton Islamic Association

Built in the early 1990s, the Halton Mosque is the only masjid (a Muslim place of worship) in the City of Burlington. Since it opened, it has been the primary centre for prayer, learning and recreation for the Burlington Muslim community. During Doors Open, take a tour of this unique building and learn about the Islamic faith and culture.

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

Contact info

4310 Fairview Street
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-334-9943
www.haltonmosque.ca

Architecture

Year built: c. 1990
Architectural style: International
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Holy Cross Lutheran Church Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Holy Cross Lutheran Church has interesting features, both inside and out. The interior has an impressive set of 15 stained-glass panels, which were completed between 1978 and 1985. The exterior features a pollinator garden, solar panels and a community garden. During Doors Open, visit this church and learn about its history – and how they have reduced their ecological footprint!

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

Contact info

3455 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-637-2741
Email: office@holycrossburlington.ca
www.holycrossburlington.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1960
Architect: John Harkness
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery

Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery is the Diocese of Hamilton’s best-known cemetery. Opened in 1875, it is the resting place of many of the diocese’s bishops, priests and religious sisters. In 1889, the beautiful Holy Sepulchre Chapel was consecrated by Bishop Dowling. It is situated in one of the most historical areas of the cemetery, overlooking the shores of Lake Ontario.

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

Contact info

600 Spring Gardens Road
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-522-7727
Email: dcahill@thecatholiccemeteries.ca
www.thecatholiccemeteries.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Cemetery, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Ireland House Museum Doors Open Halton Region

Burlington - Ireland House Museum

Built in 1837, Ireland House was the home of Joseph Ireland, one of Burlington’s earliest settlers. In 1820, he purchased the land that would become the future site of his family home. Ireland and his descendants occupied this house until 1985. Today, the site consists of the original homestead, gardens, woodland, a potting shed, a cottage/drive shed and picnic area.

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

Contact info

2168 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-332-9888
Email: museuminfo@burlington.ca
http://museumsofburlington.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1837
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Nickel Brook Brewing Co. Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

Nickel Brook is Burlington's only craft brewery. Founded in 2005, it has grown to be one of the leading players in the Ontario craft beer industry with a huge range of products. From hoppy IPAs and fruity sours to rich stouts, there's something for even the most discerning beer lover here.

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

Contact info

864 Drury Lane
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 289-208-8295
Email: info@nickelbrook.com
www.nickelbrook.com

Architecture

Year built: 1990
Architect: Luigi Romano
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Iron Duke Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Iron Duke

Originally built in 1858 as a Methodist church, this structure later became the local headquarters for the Canadian Legion. Since 1949, the building has been home to the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Iron Duke. The Sea Cadets is a free program that teaches youth leadership, seamanship and more. See the Gothic-revival architecture and hear about the 1980 fire!

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

Contact info

451 Elizabeth Street
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-719-7564
Email: dittmer.am@gmail.com
www.burlingtonseacadets.com

Architecture

Year built: 1858
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Historical landmark, Military

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant cleans and treats wastewater for the City of Burlington. Through a series of filtration processes, the facility has the capacity to treat and discharge the equivalent of over 56 Olympic pools of clean water into Hamilton Harbour, Lake Ontario every day. Registration required to visit.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

1135 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1964

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; scheduled tours only

Halton Hills - Cedarvale Cottage Doors Open Halton Region

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Halton Hills - Cedarvale Cottage

This charming cottage, nestled in a community park, is now home to the Credit Valley Artisans. It was built in the early 1920s as a staff residence for the adjacent Home for Girls. During Doors Open, visitors will enjoy seeing the workshop in action, with demonstrations of hand-weaving, pottery, painting and stained-glass crafting. Look for original fixtures and woodwork.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

Maple Avenue (Cedarvale Park)
Georgetown, Ontario
Telephone: 905-873-2601, ext. 2264

Architecture

Year built: c. 1925
Architectural style: Arts and crafts
Building type: Historical house
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Halton Hills - Devereaux House Doors Open Halton Region

Halton Hills - Devereaux House

This quintessential 19th-century Ontario Gothic revival farmhouse was saved from demolition and restored by a group of local citizens. Decorated to the early 1900s, the main floor is now available as a venue for meetings and intimate family celebrations. During Doors Open, visitors will be treated to stories of Devereaux family farm life spanning over 150 years.

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

Contact info

11494 Trafalgar Road
Georgetown, Ontario
Telephone: 905-877-5662
www.devereauxhouse.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1860; 2009
Architectural style: Ontario Gothic
Building type: Historical house
Landscape: Garden, Park

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Halton Hills - Downtown Georgetown Walking Tour Doors Open Halton Region

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Halton Hills - Downtown Georgetown Walking Tour

An esteemed local writer and historian will guide you in a one-hour walk exploring old downtown Georgetown, starting at the Halton Hills Public Library and Cultural Centre. Walkers will hear stories of town history and appreciate the beautiful architecture of homes and commercial establishments dating from the mid-1800s. The tour is moderately difficult; wear appropriate walking shoes.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

Meet at 9 Church Street
Georgetown , Ontario

Architecture

Year built: late 1800s
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink, Library, Private residence

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Halton Hills - Library and Cultural Centre Doors Open Halton Region

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Halton Hills - Library and Cultural Centre

This recently renovated centre includes three municipal cultural facilities: a library, art gallery and theatre. In the Helson Gallery, experience the original Congregational church sanctuary with beautiful leaded stained-glass windows and original rugs. Check out the hangings showcased by the Georgetown Rug Hookers. Tour the LEED-certified library, complete with local history archives, welcoming lounges, lively children’s spaces and original artwork.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

9 Church Street
Georgetown, Ontario
Telephone: 905-873-2681
http://hhpl.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1877; 2013
Architectural style: Contemporary, Gothic revival
Building type: Attraction, Green building, Historical landmark, Library, Theatre
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 1 to 5 p.m.

Halton Hills - Shepherd's Crook (Reid's Hardware) Doors Open Halton Region

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Halton Hills - Shepherd's Crook (Reid's Hardware)

One of the oldest buildings on Georgetown’s Main Street, this grand limestone-faced building was originally a hardware store. Today, it is a pub. Come inside to appreciate the traditional interior décor and second-floor refurbishments. View photos of old Main Street. This site has been designated under the Ontario Heritage Act.

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

Contact info

86 Main Street
Georgetown, Ontario
Telephone: 905-702-0456
www.facebook.com/Shepcrookpub

Architecture

Year built: 1879
Building type: Food and drink, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Halton Hills - VIA Rail/Canadian National Railway Georgetown Station Doors Open Halton Region

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Halton Hills - VIA Rail/Canadian National Railway Georgetown Station

This station combines a standard mid-19th century, five-bay, stone station with picturesque elements added during the 1892 expansion and 1904 remodelling. It is one of a few first-generation Grand Trunk Railway stations in Ontario. The original and surviving interiors include an intricate wood ceiling, wood wainscoting with rough stucco above, high wooden baseboards and arts and crafts-style door/window trim.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

55 Queen Street
Georgetown, Ontario
Telephone: 416-575-3775
Email: stefan_lout@viarail.com

Architecture

Year built: 1855 (with additions made in 1892 and 1904)
Architect: Casimir Gzowski
Building type: Historical landmark, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Halton Hills - Waldie House Doors Open Halton Region

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Halton Hills - Waldie House

Robert Waldie, a local carpenter, purchased the lot on McNabb Street for $160 and built this house – a prime example of the Edwardian architectural style. Presently a family home, Waldie House reminds us of the adaptability of century homes to modern times. It has been designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. During Doors Open, food and beverages will be available.

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

Contact info

17 McNabb Street
Georgetown, Ontario
Telephone: 289-935-1969

Architecture

Year built: 1911
Architect: Robert Waldie
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Private residence
Landscape: Garden, Landscape

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Milton - Bronte Pioneer Cemetery Doors Open Halton Region

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Milton - Bronte Pioneer Cemetery

This cemetery was restored by the local chapter of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (1920s), and again by the Milton Historical Society (1980s). Elizabeth Harrison – Milton’s first teacher – single-handedly raised eight children and died in 1867. Her husband, Thomas, died in 1824 – four years after arriving in Canada from England. Just one of the stories you’ll uncover here.

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

Contact info

125 Bronte Street North
Milton , Ontario
Telephone: 905-878-8603
Email: tomoskychamberskp@gmail.com

Architecture

Building type: Cemetery

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Milton - Darling Home for Kids, The Doors Open Halton Region

Milton - Darling Home for Kids, The

This unique oasis is a state-of-the-art facility nestled in 31 hectares (77 acres) on the Niagara Escarpment. Rarely open to the public, this one-of-a-kind building provides a home for children. Enjoy the therapeutic gardens, waterfall and walking trails. Take a stroll through the trails, sit on the benches and enjoy nature or stop by the campfire and enjoy s’mores!

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

5657 15 Side Road
Milton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-878-7673, ext. 232
Email: nwalker@darlinghomeforkids.ca
www.darlinghomeforkids.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2004
Architect: Antonio Santini (Red Studio Architects)
Landscape: Conservation area, Trail

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; building tours every hour on the half-hour

Milton - Elm Tree Centre - The "Originals" Loft Art and Sculpture Gallery Doors Open Halton Region

Milton - Elm Tree Centre - The "Originals" Loft Art and Sculpture Gallery

Built in 1875, Elm Tree Centre's stone barn is a designated historical building. Its walls are 56 centimetres (22 inches) thick and are made from natural field stone. The house was built in 1859; the gallery was constructed by Mennonites with post-and-beam construction. Don’t miss the gift shop and summer kitchen. The bistro will also be open, serving tasty snacks.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

2113 25 Sideroad
Moffat, Ontario
Telephone: 519-823-5847
Email: info@elmtreecentre.com
www.elmtreecentre.com

Architecture

Year built: 1859 (house); 1875 (stone barn); 2004 (post-and-beam barn/gallery)
Architect: John Atkinson
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29 – Sunday September 30, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Milton - Halton County Radial Railway Museum Doors Open Halton Region

Milton - Halton County Radial Railway Museum

The Halton County Radial Railway Museum is Milton’s best-kept secret! Take a ride on a vintage streetcar, visit the historical railway station and see the old streetcars, radial cars and work cars in the display barns. The oldest railcar dates from the late 1800s.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

13629 Guelph Line (north of Highway 401, south of Highway 7)
Milton, Ontario
Telephone: 519-856-9802
www.HCRY.org

Architecture

Year built: Formed in 1954
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Attraction, Museum, Transportation
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Milton - Islamic Community Centre Doors Open Halton Region

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Milton - Islamic Community Centre

The Islamic Community Centre of Milton (ICCM) has been serving Milton’s Muslim community through religious services, educational opportunities, community programs, social gatherings and sports events since 2010. ICCM is a registered not-for-profit charitable entity, operating under the banner of Islamic Circle of North America (Canada). During Doors Open, enjoy displays, videos and calligraphy demonstrations. Food and beverages will be available.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

8069 Esquesing Line
Milton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-878-3292
Email: ICCM.operations@gmail.com
http://icnamilton.com

Architecture

Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: Noon to 5 p.m.

Milton - Mattamy National Cycling Centre Doors Open Halton Region

Milton - Mattamy National Cycling Centre

This world-class cycling track is home to the Canadian cycling team. It is the second such facility in North America. Guided tours will occur on Saturday. The Canadian National Track Championships will also be occurring at the same time as Doors Open Halton Region. Come and watch the competition. Food and beverages/snacks will be available.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

2015 Pan Am Blvd.
Milton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-875-5398
Email: velodrome@milton.ca
www.mattamynationalcyclingcentre.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2014
Architect: B&H Architects (master planning and PDC Consultant) FaulknerBrowns Architects (design architect) CannonDesign (executive architect)
Building type: Attraction
Landscape: Conservation area

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Milton - Orange Snail Brewers Doors Open Halton Region

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Milton - Orange Snail Brewers

This is Milton's first craft brewery. It features beers that are named with local heritage in mind, including: Iron Pig (Pale Ale) – recalling Milton's blacksmithing history – Rattle'N'Nemo (Amber Ale) – named after Rattle Snake Point and Mount Nemo – and 16 Jasper IPA – named after 16 Mile Creek and Jasper Martin (one of Milton’s founders). Beverages, food and snacks will be available.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

32 Steeles Ave. East, Unit 1
Milton , Ontario
Telephone: 289-270-1680
Email: info@orangesnailbrewers.ca
www.orangesnailbrewers.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Milton - Waldie's Blacksmith Shop Doors Open Halton Region

Milton - Waldie's Blacksmith Shop

A restored post-and-beam structure built in 1865, Waldie’s is a working blacksmith shop with original tools and artifacts used by blacksmiths as well as forges that have been reconstructed by precision craftsmen. The Milton Historical Society, who currently occupies this historical site, is a member of the Ontario Artist Blacksmith Association.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

16 James Street
Milton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-875-4156
Email: info@miltonhistoricalsociety.ca
www.miltonhistoricalsociety.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1865
Architectural style: Vernacular
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oakville - "Anitra" Schooner Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - "Anitra" Schooner

Designed by Montye Macrae and built in Hamilton in 1926, the wooden schooner Anitra is known as the Queen of Lake Ontario. Visitors are welcome to come aboard and discover the joys of sailing and racing, and see how the Anitra was constructed. (Access through the lower entrance after 2 p.m.)

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

56 Water Street (Oakville Club)
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-845-0231

Architecture

Year built: 1926

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oakville - Al Falah Islamic Centre Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Al Falah Islamic Centre

Established in 1997, the Al Falah Islamic Centre provides religious, social, recreational and educational services. Please join them during Doors Open for guided tours, informative displays and engaging conversations over an assortment of ethnic food. They will have activities such as "try a hijab," writing your name in calligraphy, and henna treatments.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

391 Burnhamthorpe Road East
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-257-4262 or 647-550-0402
Email: info@alfalahislamiccentre.org

Architecture

Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oakville - Guided walks (Oakville Historical Society) Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Guided walks (Oakville Historical Society)

Enjoy a one-hour walk exploring Old Oakville. Walkers can learn about the history of the town, brought to life by costumed volunteers with anecdotes and the histories of its first inhabitants. Appreciate many of the town’s oldest homes, dating back to the 1820s. Meet at 110 King Street for 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. tours.

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

Contact info

Meet at 110 King Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-2695
Email: information@oakvillehistory.org
www.oakvillehistory.org

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: guided tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Oakville - Howard Iron Works Printing Museum Doors Open Halton Region

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Oakville - Howard Iron Works Printing Museum

How important has the printing press been throughout history? Visit this interesting museum and explore the story of printing, focusing on machinery and ephemerae from the 1830s to 1950s. This museum is where rare and unusual machinery comes to life. Doors Open marks the first time that it will be open to the public. Food and beverages will be available.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

800 Westgate Road
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-821-0000, ext. 231
Email: info@howardironworks.org
www.howardironworks.org

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oakville - Knox Presbyterian Church Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Knox Presbyterian Church

This red-brick Gothic-style building was dedicated on May 20, 1888. The magnificent church steeple still rises over Oakville's main street. The stained-glass windows are among the best in Canada. Tour the sanctuary and walk through the lovely memorial gardens. During Doors Open, food, beverages and organ recitals will be available.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

89 Dunn Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-582-6621
www.knoxoakville.com

Architecture

Year built: 1888
Architect: Peter Brass
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oakville - Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen Doors Open Halton Region

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Oakville - Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen

Knox Sixteen provides visitors with a glimpse into the past. This historical Gothic revival-style church – with its beautiful stained-glass windows and a well-maintained pioneer cemetery – invites visitors to a place of quiet and peace. We invite you to come and celebrate their 185th anniversary.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

1150 Dundas Street West
Oakville , Ontario
Email: pastor@knox16.com
www.knox16presbyterian.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1833
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Landscape: Garden, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oakville - Merrick Thomas House Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Merrick Thomas House

Merrick Thomas House is a fine example of a settler’s house. This one-and-a-half-storey clapboard structure – with the saltbox roofline typical of its period – is constructed of white pine logs squared into 12-inch-by-12-inch timbers on a fieldstone foundation. The Oakville Historical Society now operates the house as a museum. Costumed volunteers will provide cooking demonstrations over an open fire.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

144 Front Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-2695
Email: information@oakvillehistory.org
www.oakvillehistory.org

Architecture

Year built: 1829; moved to its present site in 1955
Building type: Historical house
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oakville - Oakville Club, The Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville Club, The

Since 1907, families have been active in sports, recreation and social activities at this landmark community club. While here, discover the charm of the waterfront. Imagine what the facility would have looked like when it was a bustling granary in the 1800s, a First World War airplane hangar and a squash (1980s) and fitness centre (1990s).

Tell us your story about this site

  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

56 Water Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-845-0231
Email: membership@oakvilleclub.com
www.oakvilleclub.com

Architecture

Year built: 1856
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Oakville - Oakville Historical Society Offices Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville Historical Society Offices

The offices of the Oakville Historical Society are located in the cottages on the north side of the Erchless Estate grounds. The great-granddaughters of Oakville’s founder, William Chisholm, had the cottages built in the 1950s. During Doors Open Halton Region, visitors can enjoy a featured display here – including local artifacts and documents.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

110 King Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-2695
Email: information@oakvillehistory.org
www.oakvillehistory.org

Architecture

Year built: 1953
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oakville - Oakville Masonic Hall Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville Masonic Hall

Masons have been active in Oakville since the early 1800s. Built in 1924, this hall was designed by Brother Connery, an architect and member of the organization. Don’t miss the informative guided tour through this fine example of beaux arts-style architecture, while learning about the traditions of the Freemasons.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

125 Thomas Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-827-2074
Email: carberry@cogeco.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1923
Architectural style: Beaux arts

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oakville - Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

The Erchless Estate was once the home of Oakville’s founding family, the Chisholms. It is now the setting for the community's museum. Come and enjoy the magnificent harbour views, historical gardens and tour the family estate and exhibits. The entertaining and knowledgeable staff will tell visitors the fascinating stories of early Oakville.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

8 Navy Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-338-4400
www.oakville.ca/museum

Architecture

Year built: Custom house and bank, c. 1856; estate, c. 1858
Architect: R.K. Chisholm
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Attraction, Museum
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oakville - Oakville Yacht Squadron Lighthouse Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville Yacht Squadron Lighthouse

This lighthouse was built to replace the original 1836 structure that was destroyed by massive waves in 1886. In 1960, the Canadian Department of Transportation replaced the lighthouse with a modern steel structure, abandoning the original lighthouse. Members of the Oakville Yacht Squadron and concerned local residents salvaged the old lighthouse and moved it to its present location.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

97 Forsythe Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-338-9379
Email: karenwykes@oysqn.com
www.oysqn.com

Architecture

Year built: 1889
Architect: Henry George (Port Elgin)
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oakville - Oakville's First Post Office Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville's First Post Office

This little building served as the town's first post office from 1835 to 1856. In the early 1950s, it was saved from demolition and moved to Lakeside Park where it became a museum. Try your hand at writing with a quill pen. Then, wander around the lovely park and surrounding grounds overlooking Lake Ontario.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

8 Navy Street in Lakeside Park, at the corner of Front and Thomas streets
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-338-4400
Email: oakvillemuseum@oakville.ca
www.oakville.ca/museum

Architecture

Year built: 1835
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oakville - Palermo One-Room Schoolhouse (Trafalgar Township Historical Society) Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Palermo One-Room Schoolhouse (Trafalgar Township Historical Society)

This one-room school house offers lots to see and do – heritage displays, vintage desks and school books. Visitors during Doors Open can also enjoy archives for community research, a school desk sale and book sale, corking and a wooden toy display. Also during Doors Open, try your hand at ink and chalk board writing. And don’t miss the barbecue!

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

2431 Dundas Street West
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-257-6029, ext. 101
Email: michelle@tths.ca
www.tths.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1942
Architect: D.A. Wendover and Sons Construction
Building type: Schoolhouse
Landscape: Conservation area

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oakville - Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

Housed in a renovated, repurposed high school, the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre is a unique multi-purpose LEEDS-certified recreation, arts and cultural facility. In celebration of Doors Open and Culture Days, enjoy free family entertainment, live music, art activities, dance and more! Snacks and beverage will be available.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

2302 Bridge Road
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-815-5979
Email: Tonia.DiRisio@oakville.ca
www.oakville.ca/culturerec/queen-elizabeth-park-community-cultural-centre.html

Architecture

Year built: 1972; 2012

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oakville - Sovereign House, The/Mazo de la Roche Heritage Display Centre Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Sovereign House, The/Mazo de la Roche Heritage Display Centre

Operated by the Bronte Historical Society, this house was built for Charles Sovereign, a local justice of the peace. It was moved to its present location in 1988. Renowned author Mazo de la Roche lived here from 1910-15. Enjoy a guided tour and spectacular views of Bronte Harbour. Experience the exhibit Art on the Bluffs by portrait artist Mirka Hattula.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

7 West River Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-825-5552
Email: brontehistoricalsociety@bellnet.ca
http://brontehistoricalsociety.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1846
Architect: Charles Sovereign
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Historical house, Museum
Landscape: Garden, Natural heritage, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oakville - St. Andrew's Church Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - St. Andrew's Church

Between 1838 and 1840, town founder William Chisholm donated the land for this church and parishioners raised funds to build it. The beautiful windows and furnishings highlight and emphasize the church’s natural setting. Wander along the adjacent Waterfront Trail and Oakville Trail systems. Special exhibit: The St. John’s Bible – the first illuminated Bible commissioned in over 500 years.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

41 Reynolds Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-3303
Email: office@StAndrewOakville.com
www.standrewoakville.com

Architecture

Year built: 1840
Architectural style: Classical revival, Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Landscape, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oakville - St. Andrew's Parish Centre Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - St. Andrew's Parish Centre

Over the years, this home has been a rectory, convent and parish centre. Come and explore displays of the parish’s history and its role in Oakville’s social and cultural life. Enjoy a stroll along the adjacent Waterfront and Oakville trails. Coffee and biscuits will be served.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

53 Reynolds Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-3303
Email: office@StAndrewOakville.com
www.standrewoakville.com

Architecture

Year built: 1858
Architect: Gren Weiss
Architectural style: Regency
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Natural heritage, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; performances, displays, guided walks and items for sale

Oakville - St. Jude's Anglican Church Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - St. Jude's Anglican Church

St Jude’s has been in its present building since 1883. The bell tower, completed in 1896, houses a bell that was cast at Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London, England. The tower clock, installed in 1906, is wound by hand weekly. During Doors Open, enjoy live musicians in the sanctuary. Wander through the rummage sale in Victoria Hall.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

160 William Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-3972
Email: businessmanager@stjudeschurch.net
www.stjudeschurch.net

Architecture

Year built: 1883; renovations, 1956, 1987
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oakville - Town of Oakville Greenhouse Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Town of Oakville Greenhouse

Over 150,000 annuals – with significant varieties of plant species – are grown here for the town's seasonal horticultural displays. The plant conservatory and patio are home to plants from different geographical regions. During Doors Open, visitors can see the Oakville Junior Garden (Oakville Horticultural Society) and will be able to do some transplanting.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1100 Cornwall Road
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-845-6601
Email: Steve.wiersma@oakville.ca
www.oakville.ca/culturerec/facility-rentals-greenhouse.html

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Green building
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.