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Hamilton - Cancelled

Event information

Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Doors Open Hamilton invites you to discover Hamilton’s heritage treasures and cultural tourism experiences. Join us for this free weekend for all ages and have fun exploring some of Hamilton's rarely seen gems of engineering, architecture, environment and heritage.

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Jane's Walks

Leave time this weekend to participate in Jane's Walks – guided tours led by locals showcasing unique features in our community, including many of the sites participating in Doors Open. For more information, visit www.janeswalk.org.

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Become a volunteer

Interested in volunteering for Doors Open Hamilton? Complete and submit an application here.

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Contact info

Telephone: 905-546-2424, ext. 4122
Email: doorsopen@hamilton.ca
Website: www.hamilton.ca/DoorsOpen

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38 sites found

Alpacas from Eighth and Mud Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Alpacas from Eighth and Mud

Alpacas from Eighth and Mud is a labour of love by husband and wife John and Sharon. During your visit, tour the historical barn, visit the gift shop and, of course, interact with the alpacas. See how alpaca fibre is used by spinners, weavers and knitters, and learn how this farm has evolved over 200 years from grapes to alpacas.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

232 Eighth Road East
Stoney Creek, Ontario
Telephone: 905-643-0339
www.alpacafromeighthandmud.com

Architecture

Year built: Main barn c. 1820; addition in 1915; north barn 2012
Building type: Commercial
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ancaster Old Township Hall Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Ancaster Old Township Hall

Enjoy a look inside the Ancaster Old Township Hall. Built in 1871 by William H. Thuresson, it is one of the finest pieces of stone architecture in Ancaster – complete with original apron stage, hardwood floors, arched windows and historically accurate colours. It has undergone several renovations over the years, but the original character remains.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

310 Wilson Street
Ancaster, Ontario
Telephone: 905-648-8144
Email: fieldcote@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/fieldcote

Architecture

Year built: 1871
Architect: William H. Thuresson
Architectural style: Georgian, Neoclassical
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Battlefield House Museum & Park National Historic Site Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Battlefield House Museum & Park National Historic Site

Enjoy a guided tour of this 1796 Gage family homestead, learn about recent restoration work, and explore the 1926 Dunington-Grubb landscape. During the War of 1812, the family retreated to their cellar as the Battle of Stoney Creek raged outside. The Battlefield Monument’s architecture is steeped in British tradition and is an exceptional example of Tudor Gothic revival.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

77 King Street West
Stoney Creek, Ontario
Telephone: 905-662-8458
Email: battlefield@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/battlefield

Architecture

Year built: 1796
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Historical house, Museum
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Budget Demolition/BD Salvage & Deconstruction Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Budget Demolition/BD Salvage & Deconstruction

Budget Demolition is located in the original Kennametal Company building. Several owners later, with the building in a state of disrepair, Budget Demolition purchased it and fully restored it for use as offices, a demolition shop and architectural salvage warehouse. The original office entrance on Sherman Avenue North was designed in the art deco style.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

371 Sherman Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-312-9506
Email: hello@bdsalvage.ca
www.bdsalvage.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1946 (established in 2017)
Architect: William Riddell
Architectural style: Art deco
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2, 2020
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cable 14 - TV Hamilton Ltd. Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Cable 14 - TV Hamilton Ltd.

Cable 14 is a community channel for Cogeco and Rogers television subscribers, serving the greater Hamilton area. Celebrating their 50th programming season in 2019, you are invited to attend a behind-the-scenes tour to see how television is made. Visit the control room, studio, edit suites and partake in interactive activities.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Environment

Contact info

150 Dundurn Street South
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-523-1414
www.cable14.com

Architecture

Year built: 1971; 1982 (adaptive reuse)
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cardus Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Cardus

Cardus is a non-partisan, faith-based think tank and registered charity located in the heart of Corktown. Originally built as The Old Cooperage, it’s a building rich in local history. During Doors Open, self-guided and informal tours will be available for the public. Photos of the building’s history will also be on display, as well as large visuals and interactive stations.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

185 Young Street (at Ferguson Avenue South, main floor)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-528-8866
www.cardus.ca

Architecture

Year built: c. 1882; 1974 (adaptive reuse); 2012 (renovation)
Architect: Trevor Garwood-Jones (1974); Invizij Architects (2012)
Building type: Commercial, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cotton Factory, The Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Cotton Factory, The

This former 1900 cotton mill is a prime example of adaptive reuse. Starting as The Imperial Cotton Co., the building has been transformed into a creative industries complex, with space for workshops, studios for artists, and office space for creative professionals. During your visit, see interactive activities for children and adults along with vendors selling, arts, crafts, food and drinks.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

270 Sherman Avenue North
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-547-8256
Email: info@cottonfactory.ca
www.cottonfactory.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1900
Architect: E.B. Patterson
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

Downtown Hamilton Walking Tours Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Downtown Hamilton Walking Tours

The Lady Hamilton Club will be conducting downtown walking tours from the Tourism Hamilton Visitor Centre, located in the historical Lister Block. This building dates back to the 1850s when it was erected for Joseph Lister. Tours include King William Street, Hughson Street, Rebecca Street and James Street North. Tours will occur rain or shine. Dress appropriately.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

Meet at 28 James Street North
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2666
Email: tourism@hamilton.ca
www.tourismhamilton.com

Architecture

Year built: 1924
Architect: Bernard Prack
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday tours: 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.; Sunday tours: 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Dundas Museum & Archives Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Dundas Museum & Archives

Opened in 1956, the Dundas Museum & Archives is a private, non-profit museum that collects, interprets and celebrates the unique identity of the Valley Town. The museum welcomes you to tour the permanent galleries, the historical Doctor's Office, and the collections storage vault (pre-registration required). In addition, visit the feature exhibition "A Century Ago: Dundas in the 1920s."

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

139 Park Street West
Dundas, Ontario
Telephone: 905-627-7412
www.dundasmuseum.ca

Architecture

Year built: c.1848 (Doctor's Office); 1873 (Pirie House); 1956; expansion 2013
Architect: McCallum Sather Architects Inc. (2013 expansion)
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dundurn National Historic Site - Dundurn Castle Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Dundurn National Historic Site - Dundurn Castle

Experience a self-guided visit of this Italianate-style villa built in 1834 for Sir Allan MacNab, one of Canada's first premiers. Experience what life upstairs and downstairs was like at this grand country estate. Enjoy hands-on activities led by costumed staff, explore the rarely opened Cockpit building and drop by the two-acre kitchen garden for some spring gardening tips.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

610 York Blvd.
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2872
Email: dundurn@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/dundurn

Architecture

Year built: 1835
Architect: Robert Wetherell
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Historical landmark, Historical house, Museum
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Educational Archives and Heritage Centre Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Educational Archives and Heritage Centre

The Hamilton Wentworth District School Board Educational Archive and Heritage Centre opened in 1988 as a way of preserving, presenting and celebrating the history of education in the community – an effort that continues to this day. During Doors Open, visitors are welcome to tour the space, browse through yearbooks and see a unique collection of artifacts.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

465 East 16th Street
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-527-5092, ext. 4585
www.hwdsb.on.ca/community/archive

Architecture

Year built: 1954
Architect: Prack & Prack
Building type: Educational facility, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2, 2020
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Erland Lee (Museum) Home Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Erland Lee (Museum) Home

The Erland Lee Museum is a beautiful Gothic revival home perched atop the Niagara Escarpment. The home was constructed in phases between 1808 and 1873 and was home to six generations of the Lee family. Erland Lee and his wife Janet are historically significant as co-founders of the first Women’s Institute in the world in 1897.

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
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

552 Ridge Road
Stoney Creek, Ontario
Telephone: 905-662-2691
http://fwio.on.ca/erland

Architecture

Year built: 1808; 1860 (addition); 1873 renovations and carriage house addition
Architect: John Lee (1808); Abram Lee (1860 and 1873)
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Historical house, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Furlan Conservation Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Furlan Conservation

Furlan Conservation is a heritage conservation business located in an early-20th-century commercial streetscape. This style of housing was typical of small businesses created for newcomers attracted to the east-end steel mills. Take a guided tour of the studio and workshop to learn about the conservation of heritage windows, architectural paint analysis and the reproduction of heritage elements.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • French services available
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

765-769 Barton Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-383-3704
Email: furlanconservation@gmail.com
www.furlanconservation.wordpress.com

Architecture

Year built: c. 1911; 1950 (façade renovation)
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gage Park Tropical Greenhouse Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

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Gage Park Tropical Greenhouse

The newly constructed 1,300-square-metre (14,000-square-foot) fully accessible greenhouse features a collection of subtropical plants, unique species and palm trees. The greenhouse is designed as a community gathering place, providing opportunities to use it as an educational centre and a rentable space for special events. Visitors are welcome to bring their own refreshments and enjoy available seating.

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Contact info

50 Lawrence Road, Gage Park
Hamilton , Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2424
www.hamilton.ca/attractions/culture/gage-park-greenhouse

Architecture

Year built: 2019
Architect: McCallum Sather

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Green Venture's Ecohouse/Glen Manor Estate Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Green Venture's Ecohouse/Glen Manor Estate

EcoHouse has a rich variety of demonstrations to showcase to the public both inside the converted 1850s house and in the surrounding gardens. A series of posters and displays provide an illuminating look at topics of environmental interest, or alternatively those of heritage interest for the Glen Manor Estate. Visitors can also purchase seedlings during Doors Open.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

22 Veevers Drive (near Greenhill Avenue and Quigley Road)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-540-8787
Email: contact@greenventure.ca
www.greenventure.ca

Architecture

Year built: c.1851; expanded and renovated 1968; adaptive reuse 2003
Architect: James Dean; Nicolson Design Services (1968); Zebroski and Associates Inc. (2003)
Building type: Educational facility, Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Griffin House National Historic Site Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Griffin House National Historic Site

Explore this early-19th-century farm cabin that displays the simple architecture once so common in Upper Canada. Enerals Griffin, an African-American born in Virginia in 1790, journeyed to Southern Ontario and established his family farm in the Dundas Valley. Exhibit panels celebrate both the Griffin family and local Black heritage. Paid parking available at the nearby Hermitage. Limited accessible-only parking onsite.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

733 Mineral Springs Road
Ancaster, Ontario
Telephone: 905-648-8144
Email: griffinhouse@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/griffin

Architecture

Year built: 1829
Architectural style: Vernacular
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Aviary, The Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Hamilton Aviary, The

The Hamilton Aviary was founded in 1927 and was originally located at Dundurn Castle until its 1996 relocation to the fieldhouse of the Royal Botanical Garden’s former teaching gardens. The Friends of the Aviary are the volunteer caretakers of the flock and will introduce you to Hamilton’s feathered citizens – each with their own personality, story and place in the city.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

85 Oak Knoll Drive (in Churchill Gardens)
Hamilton (Westdale), Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-4842
www.fortheloveofbirds.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1947; 1980 (greenhouse); 1996 (outdoor flight areas)
Architect: Hugh D. Robertson
Building type: Attraction
Landscape: Landscape, Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Children's Museum (Gage Homestead) Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Hamilton Children's Museum (Gage Homestead)

Discover three interactive galleries – a ship for sailing, a dock for fishing, and a galley kitchen to feed your crew – and participate in an outdoor scavenger hunt for the whole family. Housed in an 1875 farmhouse in beautiful Gage Park, this museum was once home to the Gage family (early Hamilton settlers). Crafts will be available in the activity centre.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1072 Main Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-4848
Email: childmus@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/museums

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hamilton GO Centre (Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway Museum - TH&B) Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Hamilton GO Centre (Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway Museum - TH&B)

This GO Centre is a rare example of an art moderne public building with curved forms, polished metals and machined detailing throughout. Retired staff operate the railway museum on the Centre’s mezzanine level and share first-hand experiences of Hamilton’s railway history. Interpretative panels highlight the architecture and reconstruction of this landmark downtown building.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

36 Hunter Street East (between James Street South and Hughson Street South)
Hamilton, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1933; 1995 (restoration)
Architect: Fellheimer & Wagner, New York; Trevor Garwood-Jones (restoration)
Architectural style: Art moderne
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Military Museum Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Hamilton Military Museum

This museum offers self-guided tours of exhibits that tell the diverse and personal stories of the people who lived on and around Burlington Heights during the War of 1812. The Hamilton & Scourge Gallery examines two unique shipwrecks that are the only complete 1812 warships in the world. An interactive gallery features an encampment for children and a dress-up station.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

610 York Blvd. (at Dundurn National Historic Site)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2872
Email: military@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/museums

Architecture

Year built: 1835-38
Architect: Robert Wetherall
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Mountain Mosque Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Hamilton Mountain Mosque

Tour this mosque and community centre – one of the largest in Southwestern Ontario. See the Islamic poster exhibition, the Qur'an in World Languages display, Islamic art and Arabic calligraphy, and Islamic daily prayers. Children's activities and tours will also be available.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1545 Stone Church Road East
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-383-1526, ext. 2
Email: contactus@hamiltonmosque.com
www.hamiltonmosque.com

Architecture

Year built: 2012 addition
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology

Witness the social and mechanical life of Canada’s early industrial revolution. Housed in a 160-year-old waterworks, this National Historic Site preserves two 70-ton steam-powered water pumping engines, perhaps the oldest surviving Canadian-built engines. Guided tours of the pumphouse will be provided, and the new introductory exhibit will open on the Doors Open Hamilton weekend. The giftshop will also be open.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

900 Woodward Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-4797
Email: steammuseum@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/steammuseum

Architecture

Year built: 1859
Architect: Thomas Coltrin Keefer
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Police Museum (Tisdale House) Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Hamilton Police Museum (Tisdale House)

Tisdale House is the oldest home in Ancaster. In the 1820s, the building was occupied by “Charcoal Burner” John O’Neil, and housed two charcoal kilns. Later, the house became an undertaker’s parlour run by George Moore. The house has been fully retrofitted and is now home to the Ancaster Community Policing Centre and the Hamilton Police Museum.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

314 Wilson Street East
Ancaster, Ontario
Telephone: 905-648-3632

Architecture

Year built: 1806
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hermitage Gatehouse Museum Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Hermitage Gatehouse Museum
In 1853, the son of a Scottish baronet purchased this property and created one of the largest estates in Ancaster – with a stone mansion, outbuildings and this gatehouse, known as The Lodge, which housed his gardener and family. Only ruins remain of the manor house, destroyed by fire in 1934. The gatehouse has been retained and developed as a museum.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

621 Sulphur Springs Road (at the corner of Mineral Springs Road)
Ancaster, Ontario
Telephone: 905-973-4005
http://conservationhamilton.ca/hermitage-gatehouse

Architecture

Year built: c. 1855
Architectural style: Ontario cottage
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Conservation area

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

McMaster Nuclear Reactor Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

McMaster Nuclear Reactor

Canada’s most powerful research reactor is a global supplier of medical isotopes, providing cancer treatments for 70,000 patients annually. Note: Visitors must be over 11 years old and present government-issued photo ID, cannot wear shorts or open-toed shoes, and cannot take photographs inside the facility. McMaster reserves the right to turn visitors away who do not meet these criteria.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Guided tours available

Contact info

1280 Main Street West (McMaster University)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-525-9140, ext. 24279
http://mnr.mcmaster.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1957-58
Architect: William R. Souter & Associates
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2, 2020
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Melrose United Church Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Melrose United Church

Come and celebrate Melrose United Church’s 90th anniversary. The sanctuary is a large, welcoming and restful space with stained-glass windows that depict Old and New Testament stories. Melrose derives its name and appearance from Melrose Abbey in Scotland. The congregation was founded on November 13, 1925 with the amalgamation of the Charlton Avenue Methodist Church and the Westmount Presbyterian Church.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

86 Homewood Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-522-1323
Email: melrose@melroseunited.ca
www.melroseunited.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1929
Architect: Morton
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2, 2020
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mohawk Trail School Museum Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Mohawk Trail School Museum

The Mohawk Trail School is a historical one-room schoolhouse built in 1882. It is a fine example of architecture that served early education in Ontario. It became a museum in 1967 as part of the centennial celebrations. Come and tour the schoolhouse – the oldest surviving example in the community that is still presented in its original form.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

20 Education Court
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-527-5092
www.hwdsb.on.ca/community/archive/mohawk-trail-school

Architecture

Year built: 1882
Architect: Ventin Group Associates (restoration, 2015)
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Sunday May 3, 2020
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Odd Fellows Lodge Building Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

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Odd Fellows Lodge Building

Valley City 117 was instituted in 1873 as a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The meeting room features historical furniture and regalia, and the basement has a bar and stage where musical events have been performed for decades. Formerly the Merchants Exchange Hotel, this building has served many purposes – including a storage facility for William Lyon Mackenzie.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • French services available
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

63 Main Street
Dundas, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: c. 1847
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Paparella Innovative Arts Centre Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

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Paparella Innovative Arts Centre

Operated by the Salvation Army Lawson Ministries, the Paparella Innovative Arts Centre is a beautiful open space that is home to the agency's innovative arts program, designed for adults with developmental disabilities. During Doors Open Hamilton, the Centre will provide light refreshments with baked goods as well as a unique, one-of-a-kind art sale.

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Contact info

333 King Street East
Hamilton, Ontario

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Players' Guild of Hamilton, The Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

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Players' Guild of Hamilton, The

An 1876 murder ... the killer hanged ... rumours of a ghost. Historical facts or backdrop for great theatre? The Players’ Guild of Hamilton has been a leader in the local community theatre scene since 1875, making it North America’s oldest community theatre group. Enjoy guided tours and a cash bar (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages). Open rehearsals may also occur.

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Contact info

80 Queen Street South
Hamilton, Ontario
https://playersguild.org/

Architecture

Year built: 1878
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Lawrence the Martyr Roman Catholic Church Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

St. Lawrence the Martyr Roman Catholic Church

This Romanesque-style church has lovely stained glass and painted murals. The beautiful main altar and pulpit are carved and sculpted in renowned Italian Carrera marble. Experience the remarkable acoustics and the 110-year-old Casavant pipe organ. Learn about the history of this historical North End Parish that was the third Catholic Church in Hamilton.

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

Contact info

475 Mary Street North
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-529-3921
Email: stlawrencehamilton@hamiltondiocese.com
www.stlawrencehamilton.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1890; 1908 (pipe organ installation); 1935 (renovations); 1955-65 (interior renovations)
Architect: Robert Clohency
Architectural style: Romanesque revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2, 2020
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Water Filtration Building - Water Treatment Plant Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Water Filtration Building - Water Treatment Plant

Enjoy this rare opportunity to learn about the City of Hamilton’s historical and current drinking water system – and its filtration process – through a guided tour of the Learning Centre, Filter Gallery and Control Room. See how the extensive structural rehabilitation and architectural facelift in 2010 returned this plant to its original art deco grandeur.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available
  • Environment

Contact info

900 Woodward Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2489
www.hamilton.ca/water

Architecture

Year built: 1933 (west half); 1959 (east half); rehabilitated, 2010
Architect: W.L. McFaul, city engineer and staff
Architectural style: Art deco

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wellwood Juravinski House Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Wellwood Juravinski House

Wellwood is a bright, beautiful and safe place that celebrates living well with cancer. During Doors Open, visitors can enjoy the architecture, see how sunlight plays throughout the building, and view an extensive original art collection (featuring numerous local artists).

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

501 Sanatorium Road (at Chedmac Drive)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-667-8870
Email: wellwood@hhsc.ca
www.wellwood.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2010
Architect: McCallum Sather Architects
Building type: Health-care facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Westfield Heritage Village Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Westfield Heritage Village

Westfield Heritage Village is a stunning collection of over 35 historical buildings that have made it one of the most interesting historical destinations in Ontario. Carefully restored and staffed with costumed interpreters, the buildings capture the true charm and spirit of early Canadian culture. Visit the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Locomotive 103, the 1810 Westbrook House, log buildings and more.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1049 Kirkwall Road (Regional Road 552)
Rockton, Ontario
Telephone: 519-621-8851
Email: westfield@conservationhamilton.ca
www.westfieldheritage.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1790-1920s
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Sunday May 3, 2020
Sunday only:10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Westinghouse HQ Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Westinghouse HQ

A testament to Hamilton’s industrial past, Westinghouse HQ is an iconic seven-storey building located in the Gibson neighbourhood. Constructed in 1917 and heritage designated in 1988, the building is now restored to Class A offices with modern systems and finishes, while remaining true to the original accents and distinctive feel. Tour the building and explore historical photos on display.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

286 Sanford Avenue North
Hamilton, Ontario
Email: info@westinghousehq.com
www.westinghousehq.com

Architecture

Year built: 1917
Architect: Prack & Perrine
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Whitehern Historic House and Garden Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Whitehern Historic House and Garden

Enjoy a leisurely visit that emphasizes recent restoration work at this landmark site. Built in 1848, Whitehern is one of the finest examples of an intact historical home, containing elements from many time periods – Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian. Explore the heritage of Victorian ideas and possessions that influenced life at Whitehern on the eve of Second World War.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

41 Jackson Street West (at MacNab Street South)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2018
Email: whitehern@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/whitehern

Architecture

Year built: 1848
Architectural style: Edwardian, Georgian, Victorian
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre (Custom House) Doors Open Hamilton - Cancelled

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre (Custom House)

The Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, located in the Hamilton Custom House, is one of the oldest remaining federal public buildings in Canada. The Centre aims to preserve, honour and promote the culture and history of all working people. In the Main Gallery, enjoy an immersive audio installation about women firefighters, some of whom will be available to answer questions.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

51 Stuart Street
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-522-3003
www.wahc-museum.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1858-60; 1995-96 (restoration)
Architect: F.J. Rastrick and F.P. Rubridge
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2, 2020
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.