Doors Open Ontario

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

Cardus Doors Open Hamilton


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
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms

Contact info

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


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.

Cardus 185 Young Street (at Ferguson Avenue South, main floor)